The Port Douglas Market on Sunday’s is popular with locals and tourists alike. Many keen shoppers love visiting local markets to spy a bargain or find that perfect gift or souvenir that encapsulates their stay in a unique way. Others may like to blend in like the locals, buying their fresh produce direct from the farmer. The iconic Port Douglas Sunday Market is steeped in tradition and all stallholders must grow, produce or make the goods they are selling. Located at the aptly named ‘Market Park’ on Wharf Street, the market has delighted visitors and locals alike for years. The Port Douglas Market is held every Sunday morning. (text: visitportdouglasdaintree.com.au)
Each Sunday a market is held in Market Park, which adjoins ANZAC Park, Port Douglas. Bordered by Dickson Inlet and Wharf Street. The location is picturesque with the mountain ranges and Coral Sea in the background. Established almost 25 years ago, Port Douglas Sunday Markets provide locally produced food, fruit and veggies as well as hand crafted goods of every description.
Accessibility is generally good, with nearby and limited accessible parking available. There are no regular paved pathways between the market stall therefore the ground may be uneven and assistance may be required depending on an individual’s capacity and particular needs.
In 1998 Council decided that the Port Douglas Market would be a “Cotters Market”, thereby ensuring that goods offered for sale were made by the stallholder.
Please note: The Port Douglas Markets will be closed on Christmas Day and Anzac Day. (text: douglas.qld.gov.au)
Be sure to check out St Mary’s By the Sea, a heritage-listed non-denominational Port Douglas church. The church previously located on the Port Douglas hill was saved by a group of local women, renovated and reopened on a new site as St Mary’s by the Sea in 1989.