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The Mareeba Markets are large enough to spend a few hours wandering around, and small enough to not feel too overwhelmed. The markets are held in Centenary Park and feature local Arts & Crafts, books and secondhand goods as well as local exotic fruits and produce.On the same site is the Mareeba Heritage Museum which could be a good addition to your visit.
When you have finished looking at the market (or while others are wandering unencumbered) grab a coffee and watch the kids enjoy the jumping castle - or a play on the playground in the park. I love this playground as it is similar to the ones I played on as a child, complete with a really high slide made of steel that gets extremely hot in the sun! A word of warning though, the playgrounds are not all shaded so if you think the kids might want a play - bring your sun-safe gear!
There is a distinct rural vibe to this market. You will often find pony rides or horse and cart rides, you can get some good manure for the garden and you could even pick up a few ducks or chooks!
There are good toilet facilities, plenty of room to move and walk around, places for the kids to play and food options aplenty. All in all, this is a lovely market to spend a morning.
Where: Centenary Park, Kennedy Hwy (view map)
When: 2nd and 5th Saturdays of the month. 7am - noon
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