University student studying Environmental Studies spending a semester in Australia, traveling whenever and wherever I can.
Published March 23rd 2013
The Night Markets in downtown Cairns, QLD offer all kinds of shopping for all ages.
There are many different kinds of shops, massage parlours, and food venues here. The markets have some touristy shops, like you would expect from most places downtown. Some touristy souvenirs to purchase include T-shirts, necklaces, and candy.
There are also jewellery shops all over the place, which some having repeated products, but overall a good selection. Some of the most notable shops include a black light themed shop, handblown glass, which you can sometimes see being blown right in front of you, honey stores, and a cool shop with leather Australian hats and such.
There are also numerous massage parlours in one aisle of the markets. A massage can cost only $15 AUD for 45 minutes, and is a nice stress reliever from running around downtown all day.
There is also a food court located at one end closest to the lagoon, and feature various Asian cuisine. I enjoyed some fresh sushi there, and it was great deal, and something I hope to enjoy next time I'm downtown. On the outside there is also a very good gelato stand, which is a delicious way to end a night downtown. The night markets open at 5:00 pm and close at 11:00 pm 7 days a week