Cairns Region Markets
Cairns Regional Council operates and supports many community markets across the region, showcasing local businesses and the unique wares that Cairns has to offer. The markets are a great day out for all ages, locals and visitors alike. For all upcoming markets visit the Cairns local markets website or the official Cairns Markets Facebook page.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Cairns at the Rusty’s Markets in the heart of the city. There’s fresh local produce, artisan breads, organic meat, spices, tropical flowers, locally produced cheeses and charcuterie plus an eclectic mix of handicrafts. Open Fri to Sat 5am – 6pm and Sun 5am – 3pm.
Cairns Night Markets
The night markets allows you have have a walk on the Esplanade and grab dinner before launching a quest for bargains at the Market. Here, you’ll find food stalls, clothing, arts, crafts, accessories, jewellery and even a massage and beauty sector.
Palm Cove Markets
The Palm Cove Markets, held on Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, run from April to December, featuring over 130 stalls selling arts, crafts, gifts, souvenirs, plants, produce, massage, wellness, a free jumping castle, buskers, and stunning views of the beach.
Port Douglas & Mossman Markets
Port Douglas hosts a Sunday cotters market in Market Park, adjacent to ANZAC Park, for over 35 years, offering locally produced food, fruits, vegetables, and hand-crafted goods. The Port Douglas Markets are a popular Sunday morning activity from 8am-1.30pm. Visit before midday every Saturday at the Mossman Markets, located under ancient rain trees and St. David’s Anglican Church gardens.
Kuranda and Mareeba Markets
The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns. Both the Original Markets and the Heritage Markets are open from Wednesday to Sunday. Visit the Kuranda website for more information. The Mareeba Markets, held monthly on 2nd and 5th Saturdays at 1 Fenwick Street Mareeba Turf Club, feature up to 180 stalls showcasing locally grown produce, handmade products, and food drinks.
On the fourth Saturday of each month, from 7.30am-12.30pm, 250 local growers, producers and artisans gather to display and sell their produce and handiwork at the Yungaburra Markets located in the middle of the historic village of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands.
Mission Beach Markets
The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets in Ulysses Day Park, Mission Beach, offering a variety of goods from fruit and vegetables to takeaway food, clothing, jewellery, books, and handcrafted wares, held on the first and third Sundays of each month.
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