What is the most famous Darwin market?

What is the most famous Darwin market?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/06/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Check out Darwin’s most famous market which is perfect for a family night out and delicious food. 

Mindil Beach Night Markets has become Darwin’s most famous market! The market offers a gorgeous sunset on the beach while you enjoy the food you bought from the markets. After sunset and you’ve finished your dinner, you can explore the local market stalls, check out the entertainment, and buy more food.

Mindil Beach Markets is only open during Darwin’s dry season, between April to October. The markets only run on two days of the week, a Thursday and a Sunday. Make sure on your next Darwin holiday you check out the markets and watch the sunset on the beach.


Parap Village Markets

Every Saturday, Parap Village Markets are open from the morning to early afternoon. Come down to eat some exotic dishes, seasonal fruits, and coffee throughout the year. There are local market stalls that sell artwork, jewellery, beauty products and so much more.

What else is there to do besides markets?

Darwin is full of incredible national parks where visitors can see more of the Territory outback. From stunning waterfalls to Aboriginal rock art and so much more.

Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park is just over an hour’s drive from Darwin and is a very popular national park in the Northern Territory. Litchfield has waterfalls and waterholes to swim in during the dry season.

The waterfalls are stunning to see during the wet season! Notable waterfalls and swimming holes include Florance Falls, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, and Buley Rockhole.

You can also check out the tall termite mounds that are around four to six metres tall!

Litchfield National Park

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is over a two hour drive from Darwin and is Australia’s biggest national park. Kakadu is a nature lovers paradise with a variety of experiences and attractions to see. You can join the Yellow Water cruise which takes you on a journey through the rich wildlife.

Within Kakadu, there are Ubirr and Nourlangie which are the two main Aboriginal rock art sites with some of the art dating back over 20,000 years!

Like Litchfield, Kakadu has some stunning waterfalls and swimming holes. Jim Jim Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Northern Territory! But Kakadu also has other amazing waterfalls like Twin Falls Gorge, Gunlom Falls, and Maguk. It’s safer to swim at the waterfalls plunge pools in the dry season.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.