Cairns presents many markets perfect for grabbing some unique items, bargain souvenirs, and trying new food. During your holiday in Cairns, “the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef”, it’s well worth checking out the many beach and street markets that happen weekly. Make sure to check them out!

The Palm Cove Markets happen every first Sunday of the month at Williams Esplanade, and are a great opportunity to discover the region’s fresh produce, homemade food, local arts and crafts, and more. Along with the markets going on is some great live entertainment and activities for kids. Families can go together and enjoy an interesting Sunday morning!

The Holloways Beach Markets can be found on the Holloways beachfront and are the only markets in the Cairns area to happen on the beach! Held on the second Sunday of the month all year, this local market that’s also popular amongst tourists offers hot food and coffee, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts, plants, toys – you name it! After exploring the markets continue your day on the beautiful Holloways Beach.

Rusty’s Market has made a name for itself as being one of the most well-known markets in Australia. The trading hours happen on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from early morning to late afternoon, and it’s great place to find secondhand clothing items, jewellery, coffee, and chocolates -the list goes on! Rusty’s Market can be found in the Cairns CBD – just ask the locals.

For some relaxed evening browsing the Cairns Night Markets are available to visit every night from 5pm to 11pm at The Esplanade. Browse, stroll, eat, and leave with a few unique bargains!

Discover the wonderful market culture of Cairns during a well-deserved retreat at Marlin Cove. Our Cairns holiday accommodation provides the perfect opportunity to explore everything that makes Cairns so popular, including the fantastic beaches, the markets, and the famous Great Barrier Reef.

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