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Mindil Beach Markets

The Mindil Beach Markets attract large crowds on a Thursday evening with exotic asian food, aboriginal art, local crafts and live music entertainment for all.

Here you can book tours to see jumping crocodiles, organise a barramundi fishing safari or decide which of the cruises on Darwin Harbour is most enticing.

If you are staying in the CBD, the markets are a pleasant walk away, past the botanic gardens or down past the casino.

The #4 bus from Casuarina or the city is another option if you'd rather not walk. And there is plenty of parking if you are driving.

Marget goers enjoy Mindil BeachArriving early allows you to watch spectacular sunsets from Mindil Beach
Mindil Beach market stalls.Behind the beach the Market stalls are spread among the trees.
Dot Art by Bevan Tjampitjinpa

Bevan is one of many artists who display and sell their art at the markets.

Paintings, carvings, jewellery, souvenirs, fragrances and oils, clothing, crocodile products, didgeridoos ..... the list of interesting items goes on and on.

More info on Bevan's art here

Musicians playing at the markets.Music at Mindil

There is usually two or three different groups providing live entertainment and lots of other activity.

Buy a meal or ice-cream at one of the many food stalls and find a comfortable seat or spot on the grass and enjoy the warm, tropical evening.

Aboriginal art and carvingsAboriginal Carvings and traditional art.
Micks whipsInspecting a whip

An exibition of whip-cracking skills is always popular.

Come along to watch experts handle a whip, or have a go yourself - with a little instruction.

Whip cracking demonstrationWhip cracking demonstration

Mindil Sunday MarketsMindil Sunday Markets

The markets are held on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons during the dry season months, from May to October.

The Sunday markets run from 4.00pm to 9.00pm and are a little smaller and more relaxed.

For more information on Darwin Art & Craft Markets;

Malak Marketplace

Darwin Markets

Darwin Sunday Markets

Nightcliff Markets

Palmerston Markets

Coolalinga Rural Markets

Darwin Craft Fairs

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