Discover our local Cairns Markets

Cairns Markets include Rusty’s Markets, Cairns Esplanade Markets and the Cairns Night Markets

Rusty’s Markets is one of Australia’s most successful and well-known markets, this Cairns treasure is an absolute must visit.

With a diverse array of stall, you will find tropical fruits, exotic herbs, homemade honey, and to-die for samosas at Rusty’s Cairns Markets.

Dating back to 1975, this eclectic market has come a long way since its incredibly humble beginnings.

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Rusty’s Markets

Once just a handful of stall, Rusty Cairns Markets now encompass over 180 stalls.

Interestingly, Rusty’s is named after he late Emrys ‘Rusty’ Rees, the mastermind behind the markets who worked tremendously to expand them to what they are now today.

Rusty’s Cairns markets are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and are situated between Grafton and Sheridan Streets.

Cairns market map
Rusty’s Market map

Cairns Market Food Court

things-to-do-in-cairns-coffeeEnjoy the best coffee in Cairns

Linda from Barista Sista makes the best coffee in Cairns on a Friday Saturday and Sunday.  Their cart is located at the Rusty’s market food court on the Sheridan Street side of Rusty’s Markets

Delicious Meals at Market Prices

The Food Court at Rusty’s Cairns markets has some of the best chefs in Cairns running their own food court.  Options include Vietnamese, Samoan, vegetarian and Japanese that has the best sushi in Cairns!

Crepes to die for from La Creperie.  Maybe some Korean BBQ Chicken, Vietnamese, fresh juices from Elly or and more so if you’re looking for delicious fresh food at a fraction of restaurant prices head to Rusty’s food court on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Every Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm

Right by the Cairns lagoon, Cairns Esplanade Market feature quality handmade products including jewellery, leather work, airbrush tattoos, fashion, skincare, artwork, pottery and more


Cairns Night Markets

Cairns markets
Cairns Night Market

Everyday from 5 pm to 11 pm you can find some local Cairns handicrafts, bargain souvenirs, have a massage or find a delicious snack.