Famous markets in a truly tropical setting that is held every Thursday evening from May through to October.
At Mindil Beach Sunset Markets you can sample flavours of the Asia-Pacific and pick up local art and craft.
As the sun sets, Darwin locals descend on the market, with tables, chairs, rugs and beverages at the ready.
Rhythmic live music sets the mood at the markets which is a chilled and relaxed, yet vibrant, event.
Mindil Money can be used at any stall at the market within the season. Mindil Money comes in $5 and $10 denominations and is a unique way to experience something different when purchasing goods (and without having to worry about taking money out of an ATM before arriving).
Not to Be Missed at the Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Food is the main attraction at the markets with cuisine including Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Brazilian, Greek, Portuguese and the list goes one.
Grab a deck chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a multicultural feast by the swaying coconut trees and take in a balmy, tropical Darwin evening.
If you’re looking for handmade jewellery, vibrant rainbow tie-dyed clothes, Aboriginal artefacts, and wares from Indonesia and Thailand – you have found your place! The market is bulging with arts and crafts stall with something for everyone.
Entertainment extends beyond live music with regular fire breathers, whip crackers and much more.
Getting There and General Information
Mindil Beach is about 2 kilometres from Darwin’s city centre; it’s an easy walk or hop on buses 4 or 6, which go past the market.
For more information on the Mindil Beach Sunset Market visit www.mindil.com.au
Images by Shaana McNaught/Tourism NT