The night market is a must-see if youâ€™re visiting Cairns. Itâ€™s an iconic market that has anything and everything you would want in a market. Every night after dark, the market comes to life with vendors, the smells of amazing food and curious people. It has over 70 stalls in total and has everything from souvenirs, massage tables, delicious dishes, dresses and local Australian wares. The unique shopping experience is open air affair where you can find stunning jewelry, crafts, chocolates, keychains and so much more. It's a great place to get lost in as you make you way around to all the stalls to see what they have on offer.
However, youâ€™ll be hard pressed to look at everything in every stall, with so much going on and so much to choose from! You can grab some authentic Aussie snacks or exotic dishes on the way in or out for a culinary experience in itself, before hopping off for a quick massage or foot rub at one of the many masseuses waiting to give you a hand (or two)! There is Italian, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese food to choose from, as well as a bunch of desserts and snacks along the way.
Their amazing central location on the Esplanade means you can stop at the beginning or the end of your night for some retail therapy without going out of your way. The atmosphere is the perfect way to spend an evening in Cairns, and it also allows you to get some fun shopping out of your system. The original opening of the market was in 1991, where is soon became the success it is today.
The markets open at 5:00pm daily and run to 11:00pm and are located at 71-75 The Esplanade. It is a must-see if you're in Cairns and situated in the perfect location to swing by and see what it's all about.