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Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland

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Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland

Overview


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Places to visit

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Things to do

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Things to do


Some forthcoming events in Tropical North Queensland:

Carnival on Collins

White Hat suggests that if you are looking for a way to celebrate Father's Day in Cairns, you should seek out the Carnival on Collins.

It is hard to miss because it regularly attracts 25,000 to the City's Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre precinct for a big day of family activities There is free entertainment and a market with 200+ stalls offering local art and craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments.



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Markets

Tropical North Queensland

Markets


Rusty's Market

A bustling produce market that also offers a variety clothing, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Anyone inteersted in tropical fruits and vegetables is likely to be delighted with this market and White Hat particularly suggests you search out the PNG stalls and talk to the stallholders about how they use the food they have on offer.

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Port Douglas Markets

This picturesque market has the mountains and the Coral Sea as a backdrop offers local fresh produce and hand crafted goods. White Hat advises that his market is officially a ‘Cotters Market’, thereby ensuring that goods offered for sale are made by the stallholder.



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Palm Cove Markets

This large waterfront market is about half an hour's drive from Cairns and White Hat suggests it is well worth the trip if you want to experience a busy community market in a tropical atmosphere. There are local handmade goods including jewelry, clothing, pottery, plants, food and skincare products together with family entertainment.



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Cairns Night Markets

With over 70 stalls and a range of food court options, the Cairns Night Markets are a major tourist shopping hub in Cairns. The market is under cover and operates every day of the year.



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Mission Beach Markets

 

The Mission Beach Markets offer a wide range of goods and are held under the trees on the scenic beachfront. It is always worth a visit to Mission Beach and the market offers a good excuse. White Hat reminds you that the beach markets are different from the Monster Markets Mission Beach which are also organised by Rotary.



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Mission Beach Monster Market

 

The Monster Markets Mission Beach ia held in pleasant parkland with a range of stalls and has an emphasis on family-friendly activities. White Hat reminds you that the Monster Market is different from the beach markets which are held on the first and third Sunday of each month throughout the year which are also organised by Rotary.



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Yungaburra Markets

Yungaburra Markets

The Yungaburra Markets is the main fundraiser for the Yungaburra State School Parents and Citizens Association and is a pleasant hour and a half's drive from Cairns. There are plenty of stalls to choose from and you can find full information at Yungaburra Markets. White Hat can particularly recommend the Christmas Market on the third Sunday in December.



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Cairns Esplanade Markets

Cairns Esplanade Market

The Esplanade Market is held on the Cairns waterfront and features locally made products including pottery, clothing leatherwork and skincare. White Hat recommends this market for a leisurely Saturday getaway where you can also take advantage of a swim in the lagoon, and cook lunch on the free barbecues while the kids are in the playground.



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Tanks Markets

Showcasing , the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning.
This market lines Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live entertainment provided by local musicians. Stalls feature a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and local natural health products. White Hat suggests this venue as a pleasant way to spend a Sunday morning. You may then want to wander on to relax in the nearby Botanic Gardens.



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Kuranda Rainforest Markets

 

Known by a number of names - Kuranda Original Markets, Original Kuranda Rainforest Market, etc - Kuranda is definitely a market town, and the markets are definitely aimed at tourists. If this is your cup of tea, White Hat suggests you allow yourself a few hours to take in what is on offer.



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Holloways Beach Markets

Currently this market is being held in the Syd & Jane Granville Park in Cassia Street while the upgrade to the Esplanade is under way. White Hat suggests that these community markets, about 15 minutes drive from central Cairns, make for a pleasant Sunday outing where you can combine a visit to the market with a barbecue and a swim or a stroll along the beach



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Cooktown Markets

White Hat recommends a visit to this relaxed market situated in the wonderful surrounds of a shady park next to the Endeavour River. Mix with a colouful mix of locals and enjoy fresh local produce as well as locally made handicrafts and random bric-a-brac.



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Mossman Markets

Mossman Markets

Located under the huge raintrees near historic St David’s Church, this market offers fresh local produce and local crafts. White Hat suggests that visitors may choose to combine a visit to the market with a swim in the nearby Mossman Gorge.



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Sunset Markets at The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

This waterfront market has a backdrop of palm trees and luxury yachts which White Hat suggests may offer a clue to the products on sale. Handmade jewelry, clothing and souvenirs are well to the fore. If you want to continue into the evening, there are plenty of quality restaurants nearby overlooking the water.

As well as Wednesdays, this market functions when cruise ships are moored off Port Douglas. Those currently scheduled dates are as follows (but may change):

  • 2018 - 13th Dec
  • 2019 - 23rd Jan, 21st Feb, 1st & 31st March, 15th & 24th April, 22nd May, 19th June, 17th July, 2nd Aug, 11th, 23rd & 24th Sept, 9th, 22nd & 28th Oct, 19th & 20th Nov, 3rd & 4th Dec


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Malanda Markets

Malanda Markets

The Malanda Markets offer fresh local produce, local crafts and a range of other goods. It is managed by the local Lions Club which White Hat usually finds is a good indicator of a community-oriented event.



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Cairns Cruise Liner Markets

This market is primarily provided for visitors arriving on cruise liners but locals and other visitors are welcome. The market has tourism items, local produce and gifts such as jewelry, leather goods and souvenirs.

Market dates depend on the cruise ship schedule. Currently announced dates are 13th, 20th & 22nd November and 11th, 12th & 17th December 2018 (please note: the date of 30th Nov given on the Cairns Regional Council website is incorrect)



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Bloomfield Markets

As with many small communities, this monthly market provides an opportunity for the locals to get together and for visitors to sample some of the local produce and wares.

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Rossville Market

A small community market featuring local produce and other goods.

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Places to stay

Tropical North Queensland

Places to stay


Selected places to stay in Tropical North Queensland:

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