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Mindil Beach Sunset Market

Catch a live music act

Mindil has three main performance spaces: two on either end of the market and one in the mid section beside a pathway leading to the beach. With your takeaway food or drink, take a seat and soak up the market's mix of world, tribal and folk music. The central performance space also regularly hosts street performers and fire twirlers. Music tends to kick off just before sunset.

Lay about with a laksa

Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, Nepalese, Indian, Sri Lankan and Japanese food all feature strongly in Darwin's food scene, as many of Mindil’s food stalls attest. One of the most popular dishes is laksa (AUD$7.50). With Malaysian roots, the aromatic, creamy coconut and curry flavoured soup is served with tofu or meat, as well as coriander, pumpkin, broccoli, bamboo shoots and shallots.

Savour a tropical juice

Darwinians cool down at the markets with a large, icy juice in hand. At Mindil there are about half a dozen juice bars to choose from, all of which offer medium and large cups with any combination of fruits. Popular mixes include coconut and mango, pineapple and mango, and anything else plus mango! Crushed lime juice is another local favourite.  

Browse the craft and Aboriginal art stalls

Mindil's art, craft and jewellery stalls are hugely diverse – and a little bit quirky, too. If you're looking for a shark or crocodile jawbone, Mindil has you covered. As well as novelty items, you'll find a cornucopia of artisan Northern Territory wares. Look for tribal-style jewellery from local brand Embella; a print capturing Kakadu National Park or Darwin's beaches by photographer Louise Denton; and Readback Aboriginal Art's indigenous art canvases produced in Central Australia and the Top End. 

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