Mindil Beach Markets
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The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets see the congregation of over 200 unique stalls, ranging from incredible local and international cuisine to an array of arts, crafts and services stalls. The Market also supports and provides opportunity to Darwin and regional NT artists from all genres of creative and performing arts to showcase their talent. The combination of amazing food, arts and culture, set to the backdrop of the spectacular sunset, creates an electric atmosphere.
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sandyd629
Moe, Australia19 contributions
Friends
Thought it would be nice to go all out at the Mindil Market and book a table in the VIP Sunset Lounge. Paid for wine and cheese to have whilst watching the sunset.
Wrong, you have to go to the beach to see the sunset this Lounge is situated behind a sand dune and you can’t even see the sunset.
You would be better off to take your wine and food and set yourself up on the beach.
The wine was Yellowtail Bubbles but the cheese platter wasn’t too bad.
We paid over $100 to sit and drink poor wine and too have too go to the beach to get a good view of the sunset.
The rest of the market wasn’t too bad every imaginable food stall there but the queues are long on some.
Interesting wares , plenty of clothing and jewellery.
They are only licences for BYO so you can’t buy any alcohol there.
Written July 17, 2022
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Emilyk8852014
Alice Springs, Australia35 contributions
The Mindil markets are mostly made up of food stalls, so it depends if this is your scence. However, sitting on the beach with everyone and watching the sunset was very special. A bunch of Aussies played clapsticks and sang which created a beautiful atomosphere and everyone clapped when the sun went down - was so lovely. I ate pizza which you can buy per slice and OMG the homemade Ice-cream (mango and passionfruit) was DELICIOUS!! I went back for seconds lol. I would highly reccomend if you're travelling through. Make sure you take cash because they don't take card and the atm line is very long. I'd go back to try the falafel/vegan wraps and smoothies.
Written September 26, 2020
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katty368
Adelaide, Australia89 contributions
Friends
Beautiful sunset but we found the markets and the beach at Sunday were really overcrowded and quite expensive. We did go on the first Sunday it opened for the season so that may explain why it was so busy. The food was not that great and was overpriced for the size we got.
The beach and sunset itself are beautiful but if I was to go back it would not be on a day/night when the markets were on. A better option for dinner and sunset would be the nearby sailing club.
Written May 27, 2022
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jjumpstart
Sydney, Australia2,244 contributions
We were dropped here after a tour of Litchfield National Park and maybe we were just too tired to do it justice.

It felt like we were at the Sydney Royal Easter Show … continually ducking and weaving and dodging around people who seemed intent on walking across our path.

We gave it about 30 minutes and called it a day … just too hectic for us.

In the short time we were there we got the impression that it was mainly full of food carts, with not too much in the way of arts and crafts that one normally sees at local markets.

We tried a couple of food snacks, and they were all ok (not special but ok).

We didn’t stay for the sunset which I’m sure would have been spectacular (but hectic), and just to expand on a couple of previous reviews, (1) if you go after 8pm it may be quieter, but you will miss the best views … sunset at this time of year is around 6.30pm (2) we came across a number of stalls that accepted cash only! … and (3) unlike elsewhere in Darwin, we saw no precautions or acknowledgment whatsoever of Covid … it was as if it didn’t exist!
Written June 6, 2021
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tasman254
Hobart, Australia118 contributions
To be frank and earnest, we turned around after 15 minutes here and climbed back on the bus to Darwin CBD. It’s a long gauntlet of food stalls, mobbed with densely-packed people, long lines, high prices and nowhere to sit down other than the dirt or the sand. There’s an abundance of fried food that you can get in any suburban chipper, many many bain-maries with generic Asian gloop and a few tourist junk shops. The presence of eight huge tour buses and hundreds of tourist rental cars gave the game away - if you want to watch the Darwin sunset, go somewhere else.
Written July 2, 2022
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TMM818
Bunbury, Australia788 contributions
Solo
Back again to the Thursday night markets, and I wasn’t disappointed, but unfortunately still overcrowded. Be good if they could spread everything out a bit more.

Straight to my favorite laksa van and it was delicious.

Sunset was beautiful as ever and with the added smokiness from burning off around the area, it was an iridescent pink colour.

Vanilla Slice takeaway for dessert at home was sensational
Written July 25, 2022
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JanineON
Melbourne, Australia124 contributions
Couples
Went on a Wednesday night- very hot and very crowded. Not enough seats to sit and eat. Food was very expensive eg $17 for a souvlaki. We bought some spring rolls that were cold and tasteless, couldn’t eat them. Gado gado salad only had about 3 ingredients.
There are many other lovely places to watch the sunset. Avoid this one.
Written May 19, 2022
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Deborah D
Cessnock, Australia1,491 contributions
The Mindil Beach Markets can be easily reached by bus from Darwin City. There are all sorts of intersting food stalls. Local bands perform as you sit around and enjoy the ambience. There are plenty of locally made souvenirs to take home. Check to see what time sunset is so you do not miss it. Grab your camera and snap away at the changing colours. The market and beach do get crowded around 6 pm for the sunset. Very family friendly and lots of fun.
Written July 7, 2021
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dukkkman
Beechboro, Australia68 contributions
Large vibrant markets, the choice of food is amazing. A lot of food stalls just like good markets . Lots of different products, art,
live music, croc skin accessories and I bought the most amazing croc belt at a competitive price to online product, blue cyprus oils and soaps ,tee shirts, hats . didgeridoo's, Slappers thongs. It was a great way to spend the afternoon, eating and shopping . Loved it but you can't please everyone.
Written February 1, 2022
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Michelle R
Engadine, Australia256 contributions
We organised a shuttle bus from our hotel luckily as there is nowhere to park unless you get there really early. I had heard so much about these markets but was a bit disappointed when I got there. It was a great atmosphere but it was mainly food markets and I thought there would be lots of stalls to buy things as well but there wasn’t. Did the touristy pictures on the beach of sunset but unfortunately there was a lot of burn off in and round Darwin when we were there so very smoky which ruined the sunset a bit and so many people that it was difficult to get a picture without a dozen people in the picture as well. Took us forever to get back to our hotel after as there was no taxis or Ubers in the area. Been there but wouldn’t go back.
Written August 7, 2022
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