A Port Douglas must-do, you’d be hard-pressed to find another market in Australia in a setting as picturesque as this! Located in Market Park, at the cross-section of Macrossan and Wharf Streets, and bordered by Dickson Inlet, these markets reflect life in this region, not only with the beautiful scenery but with the produce and goods on sale.
The collection of 150 stalls sell everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to arts and crafts, photography, fashion, natural beauty products created from local ingredients, and much more.
While the markets have been running for almost 25 years, it was in 1998 that they were established as a “Cotter’s Market”, meaning everything sold here is made by the stallholder.
Have your tarot cards read, or grab a freshly squeezed juice or coconut treat and settle under the shade of a palm tree.
With such a broad range of goods on sale, you’re bound to find something to take away – whether it’s a souvenir of your holiday or a gift.
The markets trade from about 8.00am to 1.30pm.
Market Park at the corner of Macrossan and Wharf Streets, Port Douglas
Locals call it the Green Season and this is the best time of the year to travel to Tropical North Queensland. During this time the Rainforest comes to life, it is also the time to witness Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.
Open Friday to Sunday, this bustling market of over 180 stalls sells everything, from the freshest fruits and vegetables to multicultural fare. A favourite among locals and tourists.
An eclectic mix of stalls, food court, and shopping mall, these vibrant markets are where you’ll find what you need, and perhaps walk away with things you didn’t need.