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“One of the best markets”
Review of Mindil Beach

Mindil Beach
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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
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Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
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“One of the best markets”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Go early to beat the crowds, and get a park. (5:00pm) There are food, drinks, and a range of other stalls, with art, clothing, toys and exotic brands. Specialises in Asian foods. Often there are performers. It is right near the sea, so lots of people buy their food and take it to the beach to watch the sunset. (around 7:00pm) Very popular market for tourists and local. Not a fruit and veggie market.

Visited August 2013
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Glen Waverley
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“over rated”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Market was OK but much the same as other similar themed markets. Plenty of food choices. Great location of course!

Visited July 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Hippy Hippy Shake, great night ta very much.”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved the ambience, mix of families and dudes, tourists and locals, artisan traders and tidy purveyors, and all a quick hop skip and stumble from the beach and a sunset that doesn't disappoint. Every Thursday and Sunday from 5.00 ish. Last bus to town is too early at7.30, so the 25 minute walk will be needed, but straight forward and flat.

Visited July 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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62 reviews
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“Experience a Darwin social event.”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Second review for Mindil market. I see now the reason for the market. They are just a social event that coincides with what I still think is a fairly ordinary market. It's simply an excuse for friends to meet and eat reasonably priced food and watch the often spectacular sunset over the sea. If you want to see a bit of Darwin lifestyle in action then definitely go along to this on Thursday night (seasonal). Parking is quite chaotic. I'd recommend that you get there anytime around 4:30pm. Don't cut it close to sunset.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited Mindil Beach markets with our children. It was unbelievably crowded with tourists, families etc. a fantastic atmosphere & the most incredible number of food stands. We had dinner there, watched the sun set into the water, and saw an impressive fire juggler. A great evening!

Visited June 2014
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