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7 May 2024

Lifestyle

Discover Family-Friendly Markets Near Zuccoli

Looking for a fun family activity near Zuccoli Village? Darwin is well-known for its vibrant market scene – and it’s easy to see why! Boasting delicious food, interesting crafts and live entertainment, it’s a popular day-out activity for residents and tourists alike. 

We’ve collated our favourite markets below, each within a half-hour drive from Zuccoli Village.

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Located under 30 minutes from Zuccoli Village at Mindil Beach, these markets are a local favourite. With over 300 stalls, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets offer a diverse range of international cuisine, local crafts, and unique Aboriginal art. Enjoy Indonesian delicacies, magic shows, or tarot readings against the backdrop of a stunning sunset. Open Thursdays and Sundays, 4pm-9pm, it’s the perfect mid-week treat or weekend outing for the family. 

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets officially reopened for the dry season on Thursday 25 April with live music and fireworks. You can discover special events and updates on their Facebook page.

Parap Village Markets

Closer to home at Parap Shopping Village, Zuccoli residents can find the Parap Village Markets.

Established in the 1980s, these Markets are a Saturday morning tradition in Darwin – featuring sizzling street food influenced by Thai, Malaysian, and Chinese flavours. Don’t miss out on the famous Mary’s Laksa – renowned as one of the Top End’s very best! 

Open every Saturday from 8am – 2pm, Parap Village Markets is a culinary and cultural delight that can be enjoyed all year round! 

Malak Marketplace

For a sustainable and community-focused experience, head to Malak Marketplace on Saturdays from 4pm – 9pm. Located in Chambers Crescent Car Park, Malak Marketplace showcases fresh produce from local growers, alongside artisan stalls featuring jewellery, fashion, and crafts. With food stalls, live entertainment, and activities for kids, it’s an ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon supporting local businesses. 

Malak markets are due to reopen in early May. 

Palmerston Markets

Experience the heart of Palmerston, just a short drive from Zuccoli at Palmerston Markets in Goyder Square. These markets celebrate the Top End’s dry season with multicultural dancers and live country and western bands.

Savour locally sourced produce and a diverse selection of hot and cold delights, from savoury dishes to refreshing beverages and delectable desserts. Browse through arts, crafts, and service stalls, each offering a unique glimpse of Palmerston’s creative spirit. 

Open from 5pm till 9pm, Palmerston Markets are open every Friday night from late April to October!

Fred’s Pass Markets

Explore the vibrant Fred’s Pass Markets every Saturday at the Multi-purpose hall in Fred’s Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve from 8am to 1pm, just pass Coolalinga Shopping Precinct and minutes away from Zuccoli!

With around 70 stalls offering handcrafted wooden toys, fishing supplies, fashion, Aboriginal art, and more, there’s plenty to discover. 

While you shop, relax at the tables and chairs with a snack from one of the food stalls, enjoy live local music, and let the kids have fun with the jumping castle and toy stores.

Nightcliff Markets

Discover the lively Nightcliff Markets, open every Sunday all year from 8am to 2pm, nestled in the Nightcliff Shopping Centre, just under half an hour away from the heart of Zuccoli. 

Stroll through the stalls offering a diverse range of original crafts, including copper sculptures, fashion, hemp clothing, traditional Asian crafts, and pre-loved products like hardware, furniture, gardening items, books and collectables. For those wanting to relax after a long day of shopping, there is plenty of shade and space to sit and enjoy the entertainment from local artists performing on the central stage. 

Whether you’re looking for a mid-week escape or a weekend adventure, these markets near Zuccoli Village promise something special for the whole family. 

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