Mindil Beach Markets
Mindil Beach Markets
4
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets see the congregation of over 200 unique stalls, ranging from incredible local and international cuisine to an array of arts, crafts and services stalls. The Market also supports and provides opportunity to Darwin and regional NT artists from all genres of creative and performing arts to showcase their talent. The combination of amazing food, arts and culture, set to the backdrop of the spectacular sunset, creates an electric atmosphere.
Duration: More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience Mindil Beach Markets and nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Sharon B
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do at sunset
    Amazing choices of food from so many cultures. You can get anything you want here from mains to dessert and exotic fruit drinks to haircuts, fire dancing and all the usual suspects markets offer like jewellery, clothes, bags etc. grab your dinner and wander the markets or sit on the beach and eat dinner whilst enjoying a sunset on Mindil Beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 July 2023
  • John O
    Western Australia, Australia64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wide variety of items and amazing food
    My dad and I visited Mindil Beach Markets during our first day in Darwin, and it made a fantastic first impression. There is a wide variety of things available for sale including genuine crocodile products, fantastic artwork, jewellery, shirts, cutlery, books and much, much more. I left with a beautiful crocodile leather belt. One of the highlights of the Mindil Beach markets has to be the food. There is a wide variety of vendors serving all sorts of cuisine. Italian, Greek, Turkish, American, you name it. The quality is also fantastic. I treated myself to what was easily the best chicken kebab I have ever had. There is also plenty of live entertainment in the form of music and other performing arts. If you are in Darwin at the right time, visiting the Mindil Beach markets is a must.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • NessK90
    Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An honest review
    A great activity for family and friends. There is a huge variety of food trucks and live music. Mick’s whips has a stall and also does a little show and gets the kids involved. Everybody gets food and then eats it on the beach and watches the sunset. It was stunning! Perfect time of the year to be here, but expect it to be packed. You’ll be walking around like sardines. Make sure to pick the right food too. We tried the Fat Kebab which was the worst kebab I’ve ever eaten.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • gc g
    Gold Coast, Australia366 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    crowded, noisy and needs a revamp
    have been both times I have travelled to Darwin., I wouldnt bother going back again. If you love trying a vast array of different foods then its a good place to come. trouble is there is nowhere to sit, only a couple of tables provided. toilets were out of action while we were there. we left without buying anything.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 31 July 2023
  • MadamJosephine
    Melbourne, Australia1,311 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market stalls very average
    It’s called the Mindle market but it should be renamed the Mindle Food truck market as the market stalls are very ordinary in quality and number and the food trucks extensive in number and cuisines served. Very little seating, no alcohol served, so it’s best to pack a rug or chairs, bring drinks and extra plates as all food is served in plastic containers, sufficient for at least 2 people to share. After the sunset there are usually fire performers. If taking the bus on a Sunday consult the timetable as the bus stops operating quite early, but Ubers are available.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Melissa M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mindil Beach Markets
    These markets are famous for good reason. Great food, quality entertainment, well priced markets goodies and the best sunset view. Be sure to check out Indigenous artwork at the markets before you spend hundreds or thousands at the gallery in town.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Robert D
    2,718 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Darwin
    Every Thursday and Sunday during the dry season, they have the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. The market features a wide variety of food trucks and vendors selling arts & crafts. I had a lovely dinner there. For A$14, I got a medium container of food from the Sri Lankan truck. It was delicious with a large homemade lemonade from another vendor. It's a nice place to walk around and see the various items offered for sale.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 November 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles849 reviews
Excellent
402
Very good
292
Average
117
Poor
22
Terrible
16

Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Every Thursday and Sunday during the dry season, they have the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. The market features a wide variety of food trucks and vendors selling arts & crafts. I had a lovely dinner there. For A$14, I got a medium container of food from the Sri Lankan truck. It was delicious with a large homemade lemonade from another vendor. It's a nice place to walk around and see the various items offered for sale.
Written 1 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Melissa M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
These markets are famous for good reason. Great food, quality entertainment, well priced markets goodies and the best sunset view. Be sure to check out Indigenous artwork at the markets before you spend hundreds or thousands at the gallery in town.
Written 7 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,311 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It’s called the Mindle market but it should be renamed the Mindle Food truck market as the market stalls are very ordinary in quality and number and the food trucks extensive in number and cuisines served. Very little seating, no alcohol served, so it’s best to pack a rug or chairs, bring drinks and extra plates as all food is served in plastic containers, sufficient for at least 2 people to share. After the sunset there are usually fire performers. If taking the bus on a Sunday consult the timetable as the bus stops operating quite early, but Ubers are available.
Written 6 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gc g
Gold Coast, Australia366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
have been both times I have travelled to Darwin., I wouldnt bother going back again. If you love trying a vast array of different foods then its a good place to come. trouble is there is nowhere to sit, only a couple of tables provided. toilets were out of action while we were there. we left without buying anything.
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susan P
Newcastle, Australia260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
We went to Mindil beach markets. Got to say i was a little disappointed. We went during the day as there was a Beer can regatta on and the markets were open.
Mainly food and a few other stalls
Written 17 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

seven
Nelson Bay, Australia26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Very crowded and overrated. More food stalls than products. About 15-20 food stalls to just 10 product stalls. And crowded - like the Sydney easter show ( no l'm not kidding). I don't know why this is so popular - the food was fine .. but not earth shattering. Darwin has a lot of excellent restaurants the markets were ok. I'm wondering if maybe the reason people like these markets is that they go watch the sunset afterwards ... the sun was too much in my face. Parada markets were much better (though still crowded).
Written 16 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NessK90
Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
A great activity for family and friends. There is a huge variety of food trucks and live music. Mick’s whips has a stall and also does a little show and gets the kids involved. Everybody gets food and then eats it on the beach and watches the sunset. It was stunning! Perfect time of the year to be here, but expect it to be packed. You’ll be walking around like sardines. Make sure to pick the right food too. We tried the Fat Kebab which was the worst kebab I’ve ever eaten.
Written 13 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John O
Western Australia, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
My dad and I visited Mindil Beach Markets during our first day in Darwin, and it made a fantastic first impression.

There is a wide variety of things available for sale including genuine crocodile products, fantastic artwork, jewellery, shirts, cutlery, books and much, much more. I left with a beautiful crocodile leather belt.

One of the highlights of the Mindil Beach markets has to be the food. There is a wide variety of vendors serving all sorts of cuisine. Italian, Greek, Turkish, American, you name it. The quality is also fantastic. I treated myself to what was easily the best chicken kebab I have ever had.

There is also plenty of live entertainment in the form of music and other performing arts.

If you are in Darwin at the right time, visiting the Mindil Beach markets is a must.
Written 10 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sharon B
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Amazing choices of food from so many cultures. You can get anything you want here from mains to dessert and exotic fruit drinks to haircuts, fire dancing and all the usual suspects markets offer like jewellery, clothes, bags etc. grab your dinner and wander the markets or sit on the beach and eat dinner whilst enjoying a sunset on Mindil Beach.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Visited on Sunday 30th April, it was very busy being the first Sunday market this year. Great choice of food and drink, not as many market stalls as I was expecting.
Written 16 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 812
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Mindil Beach Markets: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Mindil Beach Markets