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Barramundi, crocodile, crepes, poffertjes and sunsets
No matter where you are in the world, sunsets are an absolute wonder of nature. In Darwin, though they are nothing short of a miracle and what better place and time to experience them than while enjoying the iconic Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Held twice a week during the northern dry season (last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October), you can experience the markets on Thursdays between 5 pm and 10 pm or Sundays between 4 pm and 9 pm.
Commencing in 1987 in the Smith Street Mall with a small number of stalls, the market soon grew and relocated to its current location at Mindil Beach. Since then the market has continued to grow and today contributes to the local economy by providing employment to over 1000 locals with an eclectic mix of stalls including food, fashion, jewellery, arts, craft and homewares, health and wellbeing and tours and entertainment.
Come hungry, there is an amazing range of food types available from savoury to sweet including poffertjes (little dutch pancakes), Mexican, Indian, Indonesian, Australian, seafood, Chinese, Green, Japanese, Italian and many, many more.
After you've had dinner on the beach and watched the sunset wander down the alleyways and delight at the variety of delights to be found at over 200 stalls with a range of goods on offer from traditional souvenirs to didgeridoos, lanterns and colourful jewellery. There is live entertainment, open air picnic areas, seating, an information booth, onsite ATM and children's activities to keep the little ones happy.