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The Gordonvale Cottage Market is located in Gordonvale Park. Open from 7:30am to 12:00pm every first Saturday of the month, the Gordonvale Market offers locally grown produce, hand made goods and home made cakes. But you won't find second hand goods here.
The Babinda Markets are held every day of the week at 15 Munro Street. They are open from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The Innisfail Red Cross Market takes place the third Saturday of each month. Between 30 and 40 stalls gather together in Anzac Memorial Park, opposite Coles Supermarket in the centre of the town. Stalls offer arts and crafts and trash and treasure. The market is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
The Kurrimine Markets are held every second Sunday of the month.
The Monster Markets are held on the last Sunday each month from Easter to November at Recreation Centre. They commence at 8:00am and finish around 1:00pm. The markets mostly feature local fruit and vegetables, log furniture, arts and crafts, bric-a-brac, trash and treasure and plants. Relax and enjoy North Queensland produce as imported goods are not allowed.
The Mission Beach Market, located in the park opposite the Hide Away Caravan Park, is held on the first and third Sunday of each month. Open from 8:00am to 12:00pm, the market offers a wide array of tropical fruit and vegetables, trash and treasure, clothing and craft items.
The Tully Markets are held in the main street of the town every second and fourth Saturday of the month.
The Cardwell Markets happen from April to December, every first Saturday of the month. The markets are held on the Cardwell Esplanade, from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
The Lucinda Beach Markets are held every third Saturday of the month, but only from May to August. From 8:00am to 12:00pm, you can wander around the stalls located at Lucinda PT State School, at Patterson Parade.
The Raintree Markets happen every third Saturday of each month at the Rotary Park in Ingham.
Cotters Markets, located right in the city of Townsville, are North Queensland's largest arts, craft and produce market, restricted to selling only North Queensland's produce. If you decide to visit them, you will find pottery, jewellery, home made sweets, silk paintings and a large variety of products, emphasizing a huge array of farm fresh tropical fruits and vegetables. Of course, there are food and drinks available as well. The market is held each Sunday in Flinders Mall, Townsville's main street, from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
The Strand Night Markets are a must do while in Townsville. They take place every 1st Friday of each month on the the beautiful location of The Strand beachfront. From May to December, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, allow yourself a unique shopping and leisure experience in a charming setting. Food, fashion, craft, jewellery, there is a vast variety of products to suit everyone's taste and you and your family or friends will enjoy a very pleasant evening.
The Showground Markets, another favourite activity in Townsville, take place every Sunday, from 6:30am to 1:00pm, in the Townsville Showgrounds, located in Hyde Park. Visit them and treat yourself with a bargain.
Farmers Markets, held every third Saturday of each month, takes place in the Flinders Mall. Open from 8:00am to 1:00pm
The Willows Markets take place every Sunday morning, this time at Willows Shoopingtown, in Thuringowa. is another popular event in Thuringowa. Hundreds of stalls offer you from plants to clothes and much much more. They are open from 8:00am to 12:30.
The Willows Rotary Markets, not to be confused with the Willows Markets, have been under the guidance of the Thuringowa Central Rotary Club sincemid 1999. Since then, when the markets weren't a huge success, they have become one of the favourite activities of locals and tourists alike on Sunday morning.
The Bohlevale Community Markets are held every third Saturday of the month, from May to September, at the Bohlevale Community Centre. The markets commence at 8:00am and finish around 1:00pm.
The Upper Ross Community Markets are open from 8:00am to 12:00pm. They are only held on the first Saturday of the month, and from February to December. Look for them at the Upper Ross Community Centre.
The Bluewater Community Markets are held from April to November at the Blue Water Community Centre. They take place every second Saturday of the month.
The Rollingstone Markets are located on the Bushy Parker Park. Held every 1st Saturday of the month April to September, the Rollingstone Markets are open from 8:00am to 12:00.
The Stock Exchange Markets are held every first and third Sunday of the month. From 8:00am to 12:00pm, the Stock Exchange Arcade, in Mossman Street, becomes alive with lots of different stalls selling their produce.
The Showground Markets happen every second Sunday of the month at the Charters Towers Showgrounds, in Mary Street. They are open from 7:30am to 11:30am
The Horseshoe Bay Markets are held on the last Sunday of the month. Held righ on the beach front of Magnetic Island's Horseshoe Bay, these unique markets feature loads of crafts and arts, jewellery, clothing and souvenirs. Apart from finding the perfect gift to take home with you, you can also be entertained by live music from 11:00am and enjoy home made food on display in one of the adjacent shops and restaurants.
If you are staying in Townsville but want to make a day trip to Magnetic Island on a market day, Sunferries and the Bus Service offer a special fare. The markets are open from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
The Ayr Markets are held from 8:30am to 12:00pm at Plantation Park on the third Sunday of each month.
The Bowens Lions Beach Market happens every second and fourth Sunday of each month. They are located at Hanson Park, Horseshoe Bay Road.
The Airlie Markets are held every Saturday at the Laguna Quays. Stalls sell fresh fruit and vegetables, local arts and crafts and a vast array of other goods. And all under the comforting shadow of coconut palms. The Airlie Beach Markets are a great place to experience the culture of the islands and the perfect spot to find the right souvenir among the many hundreds of locally made craft items on offer.
The Cotters Market by the Sea, in Port Douglas, are held every Sunday. The market, established more than 20 years ago, provides a wide selection of locally made goods, including home made crafts, clothing, good quality jewellery, clothes and artifacts, including boats and other rarities. Visit the markets from 8:00am to 1:30pm and don't miss an opportunity to meet the local community of free traders, artists and farmers or find that something special you have been looking for. The market is located in beautiful and scenic Anzac Park, Port Douglas, from where you can enjoy not only shopping but also a stunning coastline. The markets have become a bit touristy, but the Port Douglas markets are the largest market in the region and one of the best.
The Mossman Markets are open every Saturday morning, from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the grounds of St. David's Church. It is a very rustic market held under the raintrees, but it is good for fresh produce, plants, home-made preserves, second hand bits and pieces and crafts and souveniers.
The Mount Molloy Markets are held the first Saturday of each month at the QCSW Hall.
The Rossvile Markets happen every fortnight -CHECK- on Saturday at the Lions Park, located 48 kilometres south of Cooktown. From 9:00am to 12:00 visitors and locals alike to wander through this small market which offers home-made cakes and preserves, organic fruit and vegetables, bric-a-brac, jewellery, second hand clothing and arts and crafts.
You can choose when to visit the Kuranda Markets, also known as the 'Original Markets' as they are on every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For over 21 years, local craftmen have been displaying from locally grown produce to beautifully handcrafted souvenirs, including unique oil paintings and prints of the region. But there is much more to this market. Wandering around the huge amount of stalls you can find emu oil, jewellery, aboriginal artefacts, hand made clothing and a vast variety of home made food. If you fall in love with any of the souvenirs and want to take it home but you think it is too big to be allowed on a plane, don't panic; the stallholders will ship it home for you. The markets are located at 5 Therwine Street, Kuranda.
The Kuranda Heritage Rainforest Markets offer visitors a bit of everything: souvenirs to take back home with you, arts and crafts, food and drinks and entertainment. And, surprisingly, natural wildlife, as Birdworld, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and the Koala Gardens are all located in the markets. 90 different stalls and shops ensure that you get anything you may want. No need to worry about the weather, the market is located in an all-weather covered market-mall.
The markets are open daily from 9am to 3pm and, to make it more comfortable for your, you can catch one of the Free Coach Trip from the SkyRail and Scenic Railway Terminal. A very convenient way to get to the markets without any hassle. Visit them at Rob Veivers Drive.
The Yungaburra Markets are the most popular and also the oldest markets in the Atherton Tablelands. Every fourth Saturday of each month, you will have the opportunity to choose your produce among the more than 300 stores, selling organic fruit and vegetebles, jewellery, clothing, crafts and ornaments, tools, poultry, furniture, you name it. Lots of the stores, up to 320, sell products made in the area and from local materials.
If you are feeling hungry, let yourself be tempted by the beautiful aromas of food being cooked. Just opposite the markets grounds, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants offering a wide selection of food and drinks.
From 7:30am to 12:30 am, enjoy a real North Queensland shopping experience. And bring your kids along with you, they will have a great time playing in the children's centre.
Be aware that if Christmas Eve falls on the fourth Saturday of the month, the Yungaburra Markets will not be held.
The Atherton Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month on the Platypus Park, Atherton. Stalls sell fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, etc. Open from 7:00am.
The Malanda Lions Markets are on the third Saturday of every month on Jack May Park, opposite the Showground in Malanda. Wander around many outdoor stalls selling a interesting array of books, second hand tools, clothing and local arts and crafts, including some locally made lawyer cane furniture.
The Mareeba Markets are held monthly on the Centenary Park. The markets offer a large selection of local arts & crafts, local fruits and produce, boasting around 90 stalls in total. Open from 8:00am to 12:00pm every second Sunday of the month.
The vibrant Tolga Markets, happening on the first Sunday of every month, are a great way to taste real Australian produce. Local jams, freshly picked and seasonal fruit, clothing, hand crafted items, and much more it is what you can find if you head to the Tolga Morrow Park racecourse from 7:00am to 12:00pm.
The Kairi Markets happen every second Sunday of the month. From 7:30am to 12:00pm, you can stroll around a bunch of stalls, selling mainly plants, clothing , home made jams and marmalades and even some livestock. The markets are located at the Kairi Hall, in Kairi, close to Lake Tinaroo.
The Herberton Markets offer good quality fruit and vegetables, home made items, home cooked cakes and jams, leatherwork and unusual and rare plants. The markets are held each thirds Sunday of the month, between 7:30am and 12:00pm on the Wondecla Showgrounds, located four kilometres south of Herberton. The Herberton Markets are smalls compared to others, only around 40 stalls, but are worth a visit.
The Archer Creek markets happen on the second Sunday of the month. They are held on the Kennedy Highway, approximately 15 minutes past Ravenshoe. The markets are open from 7:00am to 12:00pm.
7am to 12noon. Located next to the sports field, Walkamin. Some produce, clothing, preserves, plants and general items. Contact 4095 8252
The Ravenshoe Markets happen every fourth Sunday of the month, between 8:00am and 12:00pm. Between 30 and 40, some of them undercover, stalls offer local produce, arts and crafts and trash and treasure. You may have the opportunity to see fun and entertaining buskers and find a really good bargain in one of the second hand shops located only a short walk from the market. The markets are located in the Railway Station, Grigg Street.
INNOT HOT SPRINGS
The Innot Hot Springs Markets are held every second Sunday of the month. They are open from 6:00am to 12:00pm. The markets are located in Innot Hot Springs Community Hall, Kennedy Highway.