It’s market day! Where are you off to? There are plenty of markets happening all around Cairns showcasing all sorts of goodies, from local produce to handmade crafts and everything in between. 


Port Douglas Markets

Anzac Park, Macrossan St, Port Douglas

Every Sunday, 8.00am – 2.00pm

Take a drive up the coast and check out the weekly market happening at Port Douglas. Stalls showcase local produce, treats, artwork, crafts, clothing and much more. There are plenty of food stalls too.

Sunset Markets

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Wharf St, Port Douglas

Every Wednesday, 11.00am – 5.00pm

This market overlooks the beautiful Dickson Inlet and often hosts live music. Browse the unique stalls and who knows what you’ll discover as you watch the local reef tours arrive and depart.

Mossman Markets

Under the raintrees, Foxton Avenue, Mossman

Every Saturday, 7.00am – noon

Pay a visit to this gorgeous little town, where the markets are situated underneath the canopy of gorgeous towering raintrees. Browse local organic produce and handcrafted items, and there is an all abilities playground opposite the markets.

Palm Cove Markets

Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

First Sunday of the month, 8.00am – 2.00pm

Browse local quality handmade products including jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, wellness stalls, food and much more. The road Williams Esplanade is partially closed off for the markets.

Holloways Beach Markets

Holloways Beachfront

Second Sunday of the month, 8.00am – 1.00pm

Take a stroll right by the ocean shore and discover local crafts, produce, homewares, plants, treats and delicious foods. You can park at the northern end and stroll south, so you can pick up lunch from one of the stalls along the way and end at the playground.

Redlynch Markets

Gamburra Drive, Redlynch Valley

First Sunday of the month, 8.00am – 12.30pm

Head on down and discover a variety of local produce, clothing, plants and much more. Pick up a delicious bacon and egg breakfast along with a coffee on your morning stroll.


Cairns Esplanade Markets

The Esplanade, Cairns

Saturdays, 8.00am – 4.00pm

Browse locally produced jewellery, arts, woodcraft, skin care products, clothing and much more in the middle of Cairns. While you’re there, why not take a dip in the adjacent Lagoon or get a henna tattoo?

Cairns Night Markets

71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns

Seven days a week, 4.30pm – 11.00pm

The Cairns Night Markets is a must-see. It’s a perfect spot to visit after dinner as it’s open late, or you can go and have dinner there at one of the various food locations. There are over 70 stalls offering souvenirs, clothing, arts, crafts, homewares, skincare products, jewellery and much more. You can even go for a massage or manicure.

Rusty’s Markets

57-89 Grafton St, Cairns

Friday 5.00am – 6.00pm, Saturday 5.00am – 6.00-m, Sunday 5.00am – 3.00pm

Rusty’s Markets is iconically Cairns. It began around 30 years ago and is now one of the best known markets in the Far North with over 180 stalls selling locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as other foods such as honey and bread. There are also stalls selling crafts, toys and more.

Tanks Markets

46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Last Sunday of every month, 9.00am – 2.00pm

Visit a market that is situated in the middle of the rainforest and discover local produce stalls as well as clothing, collectables, craft, natural health products and yummy foods. There is often live entertainment as well as a jumping castle for the kids.


Woree Markets

Cannon Park Car Park, 585 Mulgrave Rd, Woree

Third Sunday of every month, 8.00am – 1.00pm

Browse a range of goods at marquees and car boots ranging from local produce to furniture, bric-a-brac and everything in between. If you’re hungry, head on over to the sausage sizzle for a snack.

Gordonvale Cottage Markets

Norman Park, Gordonvale

First Saturday of the month, 8.00am – 12.00pm

Discover handmade goods, fresh local produce, delicious treats, toys and flowers. You’ll find a great variety of local talent and vibes, with plenty on of goods on offer.

Mount Sheridan Plaza Community Markets

Mount Sheridan Plaza, 106 Barnard Dr, Mt Sheridan

Second Sunday of the month, 9.00am – 3.00pm

Peruse the stalls and find a range of quality handmade artworks, plants, pottery, clothing, books, bags, toys, beauty products and much more. Why not head into Mount Sheridan Plaza and browse the shops there too?


Kuranda Heritage Markets

Therwine St, Kuranda

Seven days, 9.00am – 3.00pm

You’ll find all sorts of quirky goods at the Kuranda Heritage Markets, from artwork to toys and goods made out of kangaroo pelts. Kuranda is famous for its markets, and upon visiting, you’ll quickly notice why. The market is also home to the Kuranda Koala Gardens and Birdworld Kuranda as well as a historic plane wreck. There’s plenty to see, and you can easily spend several hours there just seeing it all.

Original Kuranda Rainforest Markets

Therwine St, Kuranda

Seven days, 9.00am – 3.00pm

Across the road from the Heritage Markets behind the shops, you’ll find the Original Kuranda Rainforest Markets. Follow the paths that wind through the rainforest and discover handmade crafts, treats, artwork and most of all, great local vibes.

Malanda Markets

Malanda Showgrounds, Malanda

Third Saturday of the month, 7.30am – 12.30pm

Browse over 120 stalls selling fruits and veggies, homemade cakes and jams, books, arts and crafts, clothing and tools. There are refreshments available as well as amusements for kids.

Atherton Markets

Platypus Park, Herberton Rd, Atherton

First Saturday of the month, from 7.00am

A smaller market selling fresh fruits and veggies, plants and arts and crafts.

Mareeba Markets

Centenary Park, Mareeba

Second and fifth Saturday, 7.30am – 12.30pm

A country fair where you can look at amazing homewares and purchase fresh fruit and veggies. There are plenty of stalls to explore and it’s a delight for bargain hunters.

Yungaburra Markets

Main St, Yungaburra

Fourth Saturday of the month, 7.30am – 12.30pm

Discover local produce, arts and crafts, homewares, jewellery, delicious food stalls and even live chickens – Yungaburra is a typical Tablelands markets, where many locals come to catch up with friends.

Ravenshoe Market

Railway Station, Grigg St, Ravenshoe

Fourth Sunday of the month, 8.00am – 12.00pm

Featuring 30-40 stalls that sell cheap from-the-farmer fruit and veggies.

Herberton Market

Wondecla Showgrounds, Herberton

Third Sunday of the month, 7.30am – 12.00pm

Featuring approximately 40 stalls with fruits, vegetables, homemade items, cakes, jams, leatherwork, plants and much more to discover.

Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland / Andrew Watson.


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