Everyone loves discovering the locals market, when on holiday. Whether it’s locally grown fruit and produce, or indigenous arts or crafts made using materials scavenged.
Every market in the tropical north Queensland region, is different, no two are alike. The Port Douglas Sunday Markets and the Yungaburra markets are voted the best by far, by visitors and locals think they are great for buying Christmas and Birthday presents.
Many of the other regional markets rotate, so please know, that not all markets are on every week and almost all are run by volunteers so the opening times can be quite short, as the stall holders also have other jobs. The markets are there passion and quite often a monthly market, requires the stallholder to cook or craft all month to stock it. We can’t recommend the local Cumquat, Mango and Tropical fruit Jam stalls, they are the best.
Where possible we’ve included a link direct to each market, double check the time it is open, before driving there. And don’t forget to try the food, even plan to have breakfast at the markets, it means the freshest food and local coffee always.
After your hot air balloon ride why not tour the Atherton Tablelands and visit the local markets. Fresh local produce, arts & crafts, hand crafted jewelly, aboriginal artifacts and much more are available. There are many markets on the Atherton Tablelands and Cairns Surrounds.
ATHERTON Markets are held on the fifth Saturday of the month from 7am at Platypus Park, Herberton Rd.
ATHERTON Lions Club Markets every second Sunday at Showgrounds lions Park, cnr Louise Stand Roberts Rd, Atherton, 7am till noon.
ARCHER CREEK Markets every second Sunday, 16km west of Ravenshoe on the Kennedy Highway.
BABINDA Monthly markets are held the second Saturday, except January, from 8am-noon, Munro St.
CAIRNS Cairns Rusty's Markets, 5am-6pm Friday, 6am-3pm Saturday and 6am to 2pm Sunday, Grafton St, beside Gilligan's.
Cairns Esplanade Markets every Saturday, 8am-4pm at Lagoon.
Holloways Beach Markets, beachfront Esplanade, second Sunday of the month. 8am-1pm.
Night Markets,daily,4.30pm-11pm. Enter from either the Esplanade or Abbott St.
Northern Beaches Community Markets, held the first and third Sunday of each month, 9am-3pm, at Smithfield Shopping Centre.
Tanks Arts Centre Markets, last Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm. April-November.
CARDWELL Markets are held the first Saturday of the month from Easter to December on the Esplanade.
COOK TOWN Weekly markets are held every Saturday, 7.30amnoon, at Lions Park.
GARRADUNGA Markets held every third Sunday, 8am-1pm, 2.5km off the Bruce Highway, 10km north of lnnisfail.
GORDONVALE Cottage Markets are held monthly on the first Saturday, 8am-noon, Norman Park.
HERBERTON Monthly markets are held third Sunday in month, 7.30am-noon, at the Wondecla Sports Ground.
INNISFAIL Innisfail Lioness Markets are held on the third Saturday of the month in Anzac Memorial Park opposite Coles Supermarket, 7am-noon.
JULATTEN Monthly Markets on the third Saturday from 10 am.
KURANDA Kuranda Rainforest Markets in Therwine Stand Heritage Markets open daily, 9am-3pm.
KURRIMINE BEACH Red Cross Markets on the Esplanade, second Sunday of month, April-December, 7.30am-12.30pm.
MALANDA Monthly market held the third Saturday, 6am-noon, in Jack May Park.
MAREEBA Monthly markets are held the second and fifth Saturday~ in Centenary Park, Byrnes St, 8am-noon.
MISSION BEACH Markets, first and third Sundays of each month, 6 .30am-noon, opposite Hideaway Caravan Park. Monster Markets held the last Sunday, 8am-2pm, April to November at Mares Park.
MOSSMAN Markets are every Saturday, 7 am-noon, under the Raintrees at Mossman.
MOURILYAN Mourilyan Markets are held on the second Sunday of the month at the Australian Sugar Heritage Centre, Bruce Highway, Mourilyan. 7am-noon.
MT MOLLOY Monthly markets are on the first Saturday at the OCSW Hall.
PORT DOUGLAS Village Markets are held every Sunday, 8.30am-1.30pm, Anzac Park, across from The Courthouse Hotel.
RAVENSHOE Monthly markets are held on the fourth Sunday, 8am - noon, Tumoulin Railway Station.
ROSSVILLE Markets are held every fortnight on Saturday, 9am-noon, 48km south of Cooktown.
SPEEWAH Market, west of Kuranda, is held in the Tavern car park each Sunday from 8am.
TOLGA First Sunday of month at Morrow Park Racecourse.
TULLY Second and fourth Saturday at the showground.
YUNGABURRA Monthly markets held on fourth Saturday, 7.30am-12.30pm, in Main St;