Night Markets, Cairns

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Stay up late at Night Markets, popular with tourists from around the world. Open late each night of the week, these markets are a collection of stalls catering mainly to foreign travelers, with vendors selling clothes, handmade crafts, souvenirs, food, beverages, and jewelry. Inspired by similar markets found all around East Asia, Cairns’ night markets were created as a convenient way for local merchants to satisfy the growing tourist demand for inexpensive but well-made local products. Today, you can visit over 130 stalls at a pleasantly air-conditioned shopping center, located on the city’s popular Esplanade. Use our Cairns tour itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Night Markets and other attractions in Cairns.
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  • Went in here expecting a full market experience. Only good thing about it was a place to shelter from the downpour. Most stalls closed down except for lots of seemingly seedy massage stalls. Cheap...  more »
  • We had heard good things about the Night Markets but I found them fairly disappointing. A lot of stores are closed and the ones that were open were overpriced. The food is subpar, and honestly for...  more »
  • Bustling night market, full of life. You would find over 70 shops offering everything from souvenirs, fashion, art and craft, food and massages (including fish foot Spa!) Don't forget to try sea food and freshly made juice from the stalls within. If you have a sweet tooth, then try the Churros, Ice Cream or Bubble Tea from Ice Cold Desert Bar
  • Great place plenty of food to.choose from very safe and clean place. The market stalls are very pleased to wall around loads of touristy gifts etc. Plenty of desserts to choose from aswell. Nice feeling having a security guard walking around. Not needed but makes you feel safe.

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