Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday Night at Mindil Markets

After another fairly relaxing day we headed out to Mindil Beach for the Mindil Beach Night Markets.
I had heard a lot of positive comments about the markets and was really looking forward to going - I love a market. And I am glad to say I wasn't disappointed with the markets, great variety of food or the once again amazing sunset. Here's a bit of a rundown on the Mindil Market website.

In 1987 six people's vision to bring a taste of Asia's night markets to Darwin came to fruition. Mindil Beach Sunset Market supports over 300 small businesses, provides employment for more than 1000 locals and contributes more than $15 million to the Northern Territory economy each year. The Markets are renowned for the magnificent sunset over Mindil Beach and the relaxed, stunning tropical setting. Visitors can experience this in a vibrant, friendly and stimulating environment. On any given Thursday & Sunday throughout the dry season market patrons can enjoy the tastes of five continents, with over 1200 different menu items, and an extensive array of handmade craft including crocodile products, indigenous art and jewellery. Every week a variety of live entertainment is offered including live bands, street performers, cultural dance, acrobatics and fire shows.
 


 
After leaving the markets we went and had a look at Darwin's SkyCity Casino. Now I am not a gambler by any stretch of the imagination - but I won $63.00 which is huge for me!!