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“watch the sunset”(349 reviews)
“thursday night”(131 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Been to Mindil several times. Open Thursday (busiest), and Sundays during the winter months. Massive range of food, cultre, trinkets, shows, especially Unmissable Territory day. Too much to tell, just go!

5  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 May 2015

It's famous for the market. The beach is nothing so special considering what else Australia has to offer. Sand is quite dark and seems dirty, not like very clean beaches. You can't swim anyway because of crocs and jellyfish so what to enjoy: have a...More

3  Thank paulasandrak
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All reviews food stalls watch the sunset thursday night mindil markets beautiful sunset nice beach sunset market dry season great market craft stalls great food the sun set stall holders arts and crafts for sale plenty of food laksa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Too much food and not enough places selling gear that is unique to the top end, your senses are assailed by the frying food, not pleasant after awhile!

Thank John C
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went on Sunday and had a great time. The atmosphere is hippie, artsy, and Australian. People were friendly. A big selection of gluten-free food. I had some great chicken paella and the serving was huge for the price. I bought a few souvenirs but...More

Thank Fearless814009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mindil Beach an " OK" beach - not in the same league at Cable Beach in Broome. Mindil Market is good , large , plenty of food , plenty of stalls - all are expensive / take a full CC ! parking is free ,...More

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there just after the busy season. Not much happening but great sunsets. In the dry season they have a nightly market and food stalls but we missed it.

Thank Ppatel1234567
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great range of quality cheap food. Eat on the beach and watch the sunset over the water or on the grass with a picnic rug listening to the music. Just love the laksas and Petra’s raw food sweets. Up there with the best food...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the sunset at Mindil Beach was amazing. While we were in Darwin we were told about the great food and merchandise markets held at Mindil Beach from 4pm and then people line the beach foreshore to watch the sunset. Great food and stalls and...More

Thank rita7912016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there during the day it was nice and quiet ! Local people say the best time to be there is sunset ! Location: on the edge of the city , right next to casino and botanical garden. Transport: bus number 4 or 6...More

Thank aus_lulu1010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place to watch the sunset. We've been spoilt by the white beaches and clear water from the South - that's why it gets three stars. Other than that it had clean toilet & shower facilities. Nice big beautiful trees in grassed areas...More

1  Thank CnK2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These markets have local cuisine and products, local entertainment and the most amazing Sunsets. Take a picnic blanket or camping chair if want to sit down enjoy you dinner and sip one wine while watching the Northern Territory sun set.

Thank Mondorox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love love love Mindil Beach Markets! They’re fun, lively and I love the cool, calm and collected atmosphere. I would 100% recommend having a look if you’re visiting but even if you live in Darwin, it’s nice to go and have a bite...More

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moz0905
4 November 2018|
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Response from cromartylass | Reviewed this property |
No markets on these evenings. Parap Markets Saturday morning, Nightcliff Markets Sunday morning. Probably Wharf Precinct would be best.
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agnesembuido
28 September 2018|
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Response from Gordon C | Reviewed this property |
Mindil is famous but the food is mostly awful. Eat somewhere else.
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C R
28 October 2017|
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Response from Madeleine F | Reviewed this property |
Hi there we went on the Sunday. Just beautiful. Food was great, stalls were good and it was packed. Great start to a new week. I haven't been on a Thursday so I cannot compare. Enjoy
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