Held each Sunday morning on the Anzac Park waterfront, the Port Douglas Markets are a local institution and a must see attraction when visiting Port Douglas. Established over 20 years ago, the Port Douglas Markets are a ritual for locals and visitors alike and draw huge crowds to the region. Boasting over 100 stalls, the Port Douglas Markets are open every Sunday from 8 am to 1.30 pm.
There's no better way to enjoy your Sunday morning than by paying a visit to the Port Douglas Markets. Offering locally grown produce, delicate handicrafts, artwork, handmade furniture, stunning jewellery and knick knacks, visitors can enjoy shopping up a storm and discovering some one-of-a-kind products. On top of the fantastic shopping, the amazing buskers and street performers create a lively and colourful ambiance for all to enjoy.
No other Australian market has a backdrop as beautiful as the Port Douglas Markets making it a must see attraction even for those who aren't shopping enthusiasts. If enjoying the view is more your cup of tea, then you can do so while having a cup of tea and taking in Wharf Street, Dickson Inlet, the Coral Sea and the spectacular mountain ranges.
The Port Douglas Markets are unique in that since 1998 it has been a 'Cotters' market, meaning any item sold must be locally made or grown by local residents or their immediate family. This ensures that there will never be anything mass produced for sale at the markets and in most cases, each piece will be unique, one-of-a-kind or one of very few.
Stalls begin setting up at sunrise to greet the early morning Sunday shoppers with their culinary and creative skills. Immerse yourself in the colourful north Queensland culture and experience this must see Port Douglas attraction on your next visit to the tropics.