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Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Darwin Overview

Located in the Australian city of Darwin, lies an abode for both the local citizens and foreigners known as Mindil Beach Sunset Market. This is the perfect destination if you wish you to witness pink sorbet sunsets, try out exotic Asian cuisine and discover the local art and souvenirs.

Stalls at Mindil Beach Sunset Market

The market was established by 6 individuals who had the vision to replicate an Asian style night market in the late 1980s. It is named after the Larrakia word “Min-deel”, meaning sweet nut grass. You will find an array of exciting stalls with lip-smacking food at affordable prices, handmade jewellery, rainbow dyed clothes, aboriginal artefacts, and many more fascinating products gives you an opportunity to live out your perfect tropical vacation!

Sorbet Sunsets by the Mindil Beach

You will also come across live street theatre, circus acts and magicians along your way through the market. So come catch some live acts, savour a refreshing tropical delicacy and enjoy the magical aura of Mindil Beach Sunset Market - A place with something for everyone!

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How to Reach Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Mindil Beach Sunset Market is located near Darwin’s central business district.The market is set between the City Casino and Botanic gardens - two of the most famous landmarks in the city, making it easier to gain access. 
There are a variety of options to get to the markets i.e
  • By Foot: Located less than 3 km away from the Darwin City Centre, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets is an easy walk via - Smith or McMinn streets from either side of the city.
  • By Car: Visitors can drive their way to the Mindil market via the Gilruth Drive from the Darwin city.
  • By Bus: You should take Public Bus 4 or bus 6, any day of the week, alighting at the Mindil Beach Bus Stop. Also, look out for special buses operating from Casuarina (ROUTE 19) and Darwin Interchange and Palmerston (ROUTE 14).

Best Time to Visit Mindil Beach Sunset Market

There is no ideal time to visit the Markets. However, the best time to visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets would be the opening night for the fireworks and extravaganza!

Tips for Visiting Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Visitors exploring the stalls at Mindil Beach Sunset Makert
  • Arrive early to view the famous sorbet sunsets ( 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Try out the most popular dish in the market - Laska (AUD 7.5)
  • Bring your own chairs and picnic blankets as only a limited number of chairs are provided.
  • Always carry enough cash in hand or Mindil money to make purchases around the markets. ATMs are available around the premises. But fees apply and queues can be long.
  • The market has a ‘Bring Your Own’ policy that allows visitors to bring their choice of drinks (alcoholic) as the markets do not serve any.
  • The market’s also a non-smoking area. Thus anyone who wishes to take a smoke are advised to use the designated areas around the premises.
  • To know more about Mindil Money and Bus timetables, visit

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