Every Saturday morning the Parap Village Market gets the weekend started selling fresh, local produce, clothing, jewelry, artworks, fresh flowers and exotic food. The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets run from the end of April to the end of October on Sunday and Thursday nights. Enjoy food from around the world at various stalls and look for home made treasures amongst the various arts and craft stalls. On Sundays try the Nightcliff Markets which sell a variety of wares, both old and new or head about 20 minutes out of the city to the Rapid Creek Markets that sells beautiful produce, exotic plants, seafood, herbs and spices plus much more.
Best for Souvenirs
Best for Aboriginal Art
Avoid the lure of the mass-produced art that is sold to tourists and head to one of the local galleries to find something more authentic and original. Try Maningrida Arts and Culture (Maningrida Airport), Mason Gallery (7/21 Cavenagh St) or Mbantua Gallery (64 Todd Mall, Alice Springs).
Best for Gourmet Goodies
Parap Fine Foods, located in the Parap shopping centre, is where you will find a great selection of deli items, fine wines plus a good range of organic and health foods.
40 Parap Rd, Parap, (08) 8981 8597. www.parapfinefoods.com