Parap Market
Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Parap Markets are open every Saturday (rain, hail or shine) from 8am-2pm at Parap Village, just outside the Darwin CBD. There is a selection of local produce, arts and crafts, entertainment and local cuisine from around the world.
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Jenna W
Adelaide, Australia81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
Wow! This market was absolutely packed with people and very hectic. A fantastic array of goods on display, and so much amazing food.

I wasn’t so keen on the exorbitant prices of some of the wares for sale, but most were great. Had a wonderful roti wrap and the best vanilla slice I’ve ever eaten. There are coffee shops and a bakery nearby as well if the stall food doesn’t take your fancy. Lots of fresh fruit and veg, and you can buy everything from books to jewellery to clothes to massages to door stoppers to psychic readings here. The Contemporary Art Museum in the middle is worth a stop in too (free, works not for sale).

Bring a hat and wear clothing suitable to the heat as this is outdoors. There is a toilet block in the middle. Accessible but a little difficult to navigate due to crowds and kerbs.
Written September 17, 2022
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seven
Nelson Bay, Australia33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
These markets were great - a much better proportion of food stalls to product stalls. Still a bit crowded but more manageable ( eg queues not as bad). Nice Vietnamese iced coffee, good food options. Would def go again. Mindil - I won’t.
Written July 16, 2023
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A great market with lots of variety in both the food trucks and the crafts and other goods for sale. The laksa trucks were particularly popular, we didn't try the laksa but we did try dim sims from one truck and they were pretty good. There was also lots of fresh produce for sale so we came away with a few items.
Written June 19, 2021
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Aleesha
Wollongong, Australia44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
Very small market, maybe 15-20 stalls total, mostly food and a few with handicrafts or clothes. No where for the kids, poorly laid out and no parking. I’d recommend the homemaker village market with indoor playground over Parap
Written February 13, 2021
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Melissa B
22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Got a cab to the markets excited to see lots of wonderful things. We were all very disappointed. Hardly any crafty type stalls - if you are after tasty south East Asian food then this has a lot to offer, however if you aren’t hungry you could walk around in 5 minutes and be done. We also went to the Nightcliff markets the next day and they were exactly the same. If you not after food not really worth the cab fair!
Written November 15, 2020
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whatskeryndoing
Australia31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Definitely visit with an empty tummy!

The aromas hit you as soon as you near the market precinct. It’s a small but vibrant market with a full range of stalls - fresh juice, smoothies, tropical flowers, art, nic nacks, beauty products and many delicious food options.

The fixed stores around the weekend pop ups are very worthy of a wander through.

We walked out with packs for lunch, some wonderful pottery items, books, gorgeous painted shells, and some beauty products.
Written October 23, 2022
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Cassie T
Melbourne, Australia232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Everyone raves on about Mary's Laksa so I had to take a ride share to Parap Market from the city to try out her laksa. It was delicious but expect a long queue on a Saturday morning.
There are clothes and craft stores too.
Not a big market but good for a morning.
I love laksa and tried 3 places in Darwin.
What most people don't know is that is a good laksa stall on Mitchell St in Darwin City. Has no clear signage but is a hole in a wall food stall just 2 stores up from Alfonsino's Darwin
Written April 5, 2021
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lotsofquestions01
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Something for everyone. We went particularly for Mary’s Laksa and we’re not disappointed. Mary herself served us. Even though I don’t think I have ever been hotter the Laksa was delicious. If you do nothing else in Darwin visit for the Laksa. Once the Mindil Beach Markets are on there is more choice but in the wet this is your best option.

Saying that lots of other Pop up and permanent shops worth a visit. Was a nice surprise on our trip.
Written November 23, 2022
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Niccers16
Bundaberg, Australia914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited quite early and OMG!! The smells that greeted us were amazing!! So many varieties of dishes from soups to Asian and fresh juices… also a selection of fresh fruit and vegies, crafts, flowers etc. Definately worth visiting and allow 1-2hrs
Written March 15, 2024
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Aussie Travel
Geelong, Australia230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Lots of various food stalls and some craft ones. Mary’s laksa is very good and worth the hype and the wait. Go hungry as you will want to sample many things maybe take Mary’s laksa home so you can enjoy all they have on offer, Kens crepes also good and filling. Enjoy! :-)
Written January 14, 2022
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