Mossman Markets – Every Saturday
The Mossman Markets are held bright and early every Saturday morning at 7am under the Rain Trees next to St David’s church. You can access the Mossman Markets from the Captain Cook Highway as it heads north to the Daintree from Port Douglas. Across the road from the markets there is a great playground for children, as well as ample car parking and a public toilet. The markets usually close around midday.
If you want to mingle with the locals, then the Mossman Markets are for you. Local hobby gardeners and local farmers bring their seasonal produce along to the markets. It depends on the time of year as to what is available, but owing to the excellent climate for growing – there is usually a fantastic selection to choose from. Seasonal tropical fruits available at the markets include dragonfruit, passionfruit, mangoes, lychees, pineapples, longans, rambutans, rolinia, abiu, coconuts, bananas, jaboticaba,sapotes,pomelo and durian.
The markets usually have tropical and exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and herbs. There are also cake stalls, clothing stalls and souvenirs. The stallholders at the markets are very friendly folk and are fond of having a chat!
The Mossman Markets are the perfect place to stock up your larder for your holiday in Port Douglas if you have self contained accommodation. If you are staying in a hotel then the fresh tropical fruits available at the Mossman Markets will also be a great treat to take on tour with you for a snack. There are lots of products for your “foodie” friends to purchase like local jams, preserves and chutneys. If you have friends that are into baking, make sure you grab some essence from the Vanilla Australia stall. It is the best vanilla they will ever taste- I promise! They also have delicious home made vanilla ice cream available for purchase