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Northern Territory Markets

Markets in the NT are a wonderful combination of colours, flavours and cultures. Experience the culturally diverse atmosphere including food, shopping, entertainment and more.

Top End Markets

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is the biggest markets in Darwin with over 300 stalls that set up every week from April through to October. This market is famous for the buzzing atmosphere and allows you to stroll onto the beach so you can enjoy all of the colours of the tantalising sunsets that the Top End has become so well known for. There’s everything from delicious international cuisine, right through to local craftsman, unique Aboriginal art, tarot card readings, massages and more.

Getting there:

Mindil Beach is just a six minute drive or a 30 minute walk from Darwin’s city centre and is located along Maria Liveris Dr just off Gilruth Ave.

When:

The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets run from the last Thursday in April through to the last Thursday in October from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.

Parap Village Markets

The Parap Village Markets is a Saturday morning must and a favourite with the locals. Stroll through the vibrant lanes of Territory-inspired stalls and pick up the perfect gift or souvenir. Sip a smoothie or fresh coffee and be spoiled for choice with crepes, salads and an abundance of Asian cuisine.

Getting there:

Parap Village Markets is located at the Parap Shopping Village on Parap Road, five minutes from Darwin’s city centre. There are regular complimentary shuttles from hotels and landmarks that can pick you up and take you to the markets.

When:

Every Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Malak Market Place

Malak Market Place is like no other in Darwin and focuses on locally grown, fresh and mostly organic produce. This market has a great community atmosphere with deliciously healthy culinary options, local entertainment and handmade crafts. You can meet the passionate growers, jewellery makers and craftsman and pick up some unique and even bespoke pieces.

Getting there:

The Malak Market Place takes place in Chambers Crescent Car Park in Malak with plenty of parking options nearby.

When:

Every Saturday, 4:00pm to 9:00pm starting from the last Saturday in April through to the last Saturday in October.

Nightcliff Markets

The perfect Sunday morning surely includes a visit to the Nightcliff Markets, where the leisurely, friendly atmosphere will leave you feeling relaxed. The freshly ground coffee, fruit smoothies, roasted nuts, silky crepes and many Asian inspired stalls are reason alone to visit. There's also a large focus on handmade crafts, woodwork, plants, jewellery and clothing. Get a massage, card reading or just sit back and enjoy the live entertainment with seating and a playground close by for the little ones. 

Getting there:

Nightcliff Markets are held at the Nightcliff Shopping Centre on Dick Ward Drive in Nightcliff.

When:

Every Sunday, from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Rapid Creek Markets

Rapid Creek Markets is the city's oldest markets and rich in Asian culture. There's over 100 stalls to explore with exotic, tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, plus many dried and preserved foods. There's plenty of savoury and sweet foods to eat and fresh juices, smoothies and coffee to keep you satisfied with live music for your entertainment.  

Getting there:

The Rapid Creek Markets are located in the Rapid Creek Business Village on Trower Road.

When:

Every Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 2:000pm.

Darwin City Boutique Markets

Enjoy a great family friendly, Friday night market - the Darwin City Boutique Markets. There's plenty to see, do and taste with shopping galore, craft and food stalls plus kids activities and entertainment for all. 

Getting there: 

Conveniently located in the heart of Darwin city and with plenty of available parking, there's no better way to spend your Friday night in the vibrant Top End.

When: 

Generally held on the first Friday of every month between April to December from 4:00pm to 9:00pm 

Fred's Pass Rural Markets

Grab a coffee or smoothie and something to eat at the accessible and relaxed Fred's Pass Rural Markets. Here you'll find over 70 stalls selling everything from fresh, local and mostly organic, affordable produce including fruits, vegetables, plants and chickens and eggs. There's also many handmade crafts, jewellery, fashion and beauty products. This market is another great way to experience the friendly Territory rural vibe and is great for families who can retreat under the comfort of the large covered shed.

Getting there:

Fred's Pass Rural Markets is located just 25 minutes from Darwin city. It's just past the Coolalinga shops on the right. There's ample parking which adds to the chilled atmosphere of these markets.

When:

Every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Adelaide River Markets

If you're travelling along the Stuart Highway, the Adelaide River Markets is a great place to stop by, cool off and pick up some handmade goodies, including jams, woodwork, cakes and more. There's also the local service station close by making it extra convenient to refuel on the way to your next adventure.

Getting there:

The Adelaide River Markets is located just off the Stuart Highway in Adelaide River.

When:

Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday between the end of March to the start of September from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Batchelor Markets

The Batchelor Markets are held under the magnificent Rain Trees in the town of Batchelor featuring local products and produce. This event makes for a great add-on while visiting Litchfield National Park. 

Getting there:

Batchelor is located an hour drive from Darwin and the markets located at the Batchelor Oval on Nurndina Street.

When:

Every Sunday between April to December from 8:00am to 1:00pm

Palmerston Markets

The Palmerston markets have been running for over 30 years and has 140 stalls showcasing a variety of food from across the world such as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Italy, Greece, Phillippines, England and many more. There's local, fruit and veg and hand-made jewellery. Plus with kid rides and entertainment, this market is hugely family friendly.  

Getting there:

Palmerston is located just 15 minutes from Darwin and the markets are held in the Palmerston CBD in Goyder Square which is close to the public bus interchange. 

When:

Every Friday from the last Friday in April to the last Friday in October between 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Red Centre Markets

Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

The Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets brings together a beautiful array of handmade crafts, indigenous art, music and food stalls that reflects the towns inclusive nature. There's a variety of culinary options on offer from Vietnamese, Malaysian and Mexican, to burgers, pizza and desserts plus heaps more. Pick up some great local arts and crafts including Indigenous stalls selling paintings, jewellery and woodwork artifacts. Visiting these markets is a wonderful experience and opportunity to meet local crafts people and view the beautiful traditional art.

Getting there:

Located in the iconic Todd Mall on Todd Street in Alice Springs CBD.

When:

Every second weekend alternating with the Todd Mall Markets.

Todd Mall Market

The Todd Mall Markets is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. It's one of the longest running markets in the area and is held in the CBD with free WiFi. Here you'll find Aboriginal art, clothing, jewellery, well-being products, local honey, books, food and so much more. Head down and pick up a treasure, grab a bite to eat or just meet the friendly locals and see for yourself why this market is so loved by the locals.

Getting there:

Located in the iconic Todd Mall on Todd Street in Alice Springs CBD.

When:

Every second weekend (alternating with the Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets) between February to December from 9:00am to 1:00pm.


For more thing to see and do in the Northern Territory visit the Northern Territory website.

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