Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Thursday 14 September: ACAL VIP event at Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Mindil Beach Sunset Market is another of those iconic must visit places in Darwin. It is a modern day market in the heart of the tropics with a vibe all of its own. This is the perfect place to watch the sunset as the conference winds down. The ACAL VIP area will be the place to mingle with friends, new and old and dine from platters of fresh local produce. It will be your base from which to explore the more than 300 art, craft and food stalls and perhaps finding a treasure to take home with you.
Time: The Conference VIP area will available all evening. The market runs from 5-10pm
Cost: The cost of the event includes a selection of platters, showcasing a variety of food from the market that will be served in the ACAL VIP area. The platter selections range from local barramundi to a taste of Asia. This event is BYO, so live like a local and bring along a bottle of your favourite tipple. Esky’s, water, ice and glasses will be provided. Fresh juices and other soft drinks are available from market stalls.
Getting there: The Conference will provide buses to and from Darwin waterfront and the city to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Please indicate when you book for this event if you require transport. If you are feeling energetic, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are located less than 3km from Darwin City Centre. Nestled between the Sky City Casino and Botanic Gardens it’s an easy walk via Smith or McMinn streets at either end of the city. You can also hop on public bus 4 or bus 6 from Darwin city or catch a taxi, which will cost about $10 from the waterfront or city.
For those who have requested transport to Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Getting to Mindil Beach Sunset Market
A bus will depart from the Darwin Convention Centre at 5.30 pm and pickup any further guests at Smith Street bus bays near the Civic Park.
It will then proceed to Mindil Market.
Getting from Mindil Beach
At 8.25pm (we cannot wait as there is strict control on traffic) the bus will leave the Bus Pickup Point inside the Market, near the Entertainment Area (city end of the Market).
It will then return, stopping at the Smith Street bus bays near the Civic Park and then the Convention Centre.
Walk, public transport or taxis
What the ABC said about Mindil Market
Mindil Market is one of the biggest, and for many people selling or passing through, it’s the best in the Top End.
Over the past 30 years, Mindil Market has been talked about before it is seen, in places far removed from Australia’s tropical capital.
This is what a recent visitor had to say about the market…
Sunset was gorgeous, crowd was friendly, food was surprisingly great, enormous choice of food, went without intention of buying much but that didn’t last past the first three stalls! Lovely locally made jewellery, information stands, not just the usual markety crap. The drummer and didgeridoo player at 8pm were amazing and had the crowd dancing, filming and really on their feet. Well done to them both! Far exceeded expectations! A must see on a Thursday night in Darwin. A great multicultural event including local indigenous folk having a ball.