Travis Godfredson and family eat their way through the multitude of culinary delights of the Northern Territory's Top End.
The sweet and savoury aromas of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets eventually seduce everyone wandering through Darwin.
It all happens every Thursday and Sunday as the sun melts on the horizon at Mindil Beach during the dry season, from late April to late October. The mood is set with a didgeridoo pumping out tunes to rhythmic beats. Mountains of amazing munchies are smoking under coloured lights, from flaming satays to crepes. We stock up on mouth-watering mango cheeks and the kids make their own slushies. Mum can’t go past two of her favourite things in one (a sushi burger, naturally). And me? I select a Spud Stick. That way I can keep one hand free to pick through the stalls bulging with local artwork and handcrafted goods. You won’t leave Mindil Beach Markets with an empty stomach – or empty shopping bags!