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“Worth the visit when in Darwin”

Mindil Beach Markets
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$78.87*
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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
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4-Day Top End Highlights Including Kakadu and Katherine
Ranked #13 of 125 things to do in Darwin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Spend a lazy afternoon wandering around the market on a Thursday or Sunday afternoon when in Darwin. You stroll around enjoying the tastes of an amazing array of food while looking at all the crafts on sale, then wander down to the beach to watch a great sunset. Worth a visit when in town.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Love these markets and get withdrawl for them every couple fo years. So many choices of food and drinks. My favourite is green paw paw salad, stuffed chicken wings and paw paw smoothie. Unfortunately we ahd to cut our last visit short as the wet season decided to begin without notice!

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

so much diverse food stalls and so fresh and delicious, thursday nights are the best sunday night only have 75% of stalls open.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Arrived to the lovely music at the entrance, but seems that was the only music played that night. The food lane has an extensive selection, and it all looked pretty good. What I had was really good.
The shopping however was disappointing - loads of cheap gimmicky rubbish, with a smattering of local artists (aboriginal paintings - the same price as in the galleries in Smith St Mall, a pencil artist selling originals and prints, wildflower cameos, the didgeridoo, etc stall). Another good stall was the one selling zebra stone. Otherwise there were plastic toys, t-shirts, 'silver' jewellery, hats (a stall at the far end had a good selection), neon posters on black flocked backgrounds (!), soaps and a lot of Indonesian items.
I had an enjoyable enough night - sunset on the beach was beautiful - but wished there had been a bit better selection of goods.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Having been to the Mindil Beach Markets on each visit to Darwin I noticed a change to the style of the markets. They seem to have become a tourist trap now no longer offering the diverse range of quality goods it once did. There seemed a lot less music this visit. The market seems to have shifted its focus to providing a vast array of foods none of which were a stand out. On the plus side the atmosphere was great, polite crowds and of course the amazing sunset.

1  Thank Berjalanan
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