Explore Local Markets

Pick up fresh produce and locally made gifts at these much-loved markets.
Eliza Crisp
Published on March 14, 2022


Bustling local markets are a thriving part of Tropical North Queensland. In the Atherton Tablelands, the Yungaburra Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of each month (except December, where they are held on the third Saturday). Here, you can expect loads of local produce and unique handmade crafts in the quaint mountain village. Port Douglas has markets held twice a week. On Wednesdays, they're held on the marina boardwalk from noon until sundown and feature entertainment from local musicians. Then on Sundays, a slightly larger market runs weekly from 8am until 1.30pm at Market Park and ANZAC Park. These Sunday markets are in a particularly stunning location, with stalls perched between palm trees and backdropped by sweeping ocean views.

Further south, the Mission Beach Markets are held on the first and third Sunday of each month with a bumper edition (the Monster Market) held on the last Sunday of the month from Easter until November. Here you'll find local crafts, food stalls and curated antiques in a shady beachfront park. In Cairns, the Tanks Market is held on the fourth Sunday of the month between April and November (excluding August). Running from 9.00am to 2.00pm, you'll be able to discover local art, vintage clothing, natural health remedies and more.

Image: Tourism Tropical North Queensland.


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