Get a huge dose of Northern Territory culture by visiting the Parap Village Markets. There’s a vast range of stalls and activities on offer here, including fantastic eateries, fine food, art galleries, boutique homewares, fashion and pampering. Once you’re done at the markets, we’ve found some other great places, incuding Darwin restaurants and cafes to spend the rest of your Saturday.

Need a good caffeine hit before you head out? Try this great café just around the corner.

Laneway Specialty Coffee

Delicious coffee that's sure to replenish your enegery, Laneway Specialty Coffee - Parap
Delicious coffee that’s sure to replenish your enegery, Laneway Specialty Coffee – Parap

Located within the Parap Village, Laneway Specialty Coffee is the perfect place to start your day. Come in, say hi to the friendly staff and get your daily dose of high-quality caffeine. With a focus on premium-blend coffees, as well as delicious and fresh food, this is the ultimate destination for an amazing brekky. Enjoy their freshly baked organic sourdough, or venture to their sweets cabinet where you will be amazed at the variety! Looking for a vegetarian or gluten-free option? You’ll find plenty of food here for dietary requirements, too. Come in, pull up a seat and enjoy a hearty breakfast coupled with an amazing coffee before tackling the markets. Open 7 days, including Saturdays from 7:30am to 4pm, there’s plenty of time to pick up some great food before, during or after your journey.
Where: 4/1 Vickers St, Parap NT 0820

Now you’re full, it’s time to head over to the markets!

There's always a great range of artwork on display, Parap Markets - Parap
There’s always a great range of artwork on display, Parap Markets – Parap

Take yourself, your friends or your family to the Parap Village Markets. Open rain or shine every Saturday year-round, there’s always something to do here. Immerse yourself in the local culture by viewing one of their four art galleries, with a range of contemporary art and traditional crafts on display.
Not a big fan of art? Head over to the boutique homewares, fashion and pampering stalls, where you could easily spend the entire day! You can also find all your essential services here including a post office, pharmacy, bank and newsagency—so you can get all your errands done and focus on shopping!
Where: Parap Shopping Village, Parap Pl, Parap NT 0804

Done shopping? Gather the family and venture out to dinner.

Prickles Mexican Restaurant

Mexican-themed interiors and great atmosphere, Prickles Restaurant - Parap
Mexican-themed interiors and great atmosphere, Prickles Restaurant – Parap

So you’ve walked off all that energy and food from breakfast, and you’ve nibbled at food stalls along the way, now it’s time for something more filling. If you love Mexican food (and really, who doesn’t?) head just a street north of the markets and you’ll find Prickles Mexican Restaurant. If you’re after a light meal, grab one of their tasty entrees—from their trio of dips served with char-grilled tortilla bread to guacamole smashed avocado with spices and corn chips—there’s something here for every taste. Their mains include all the authentic Mexican favourites such as burritos, chilli con carne, enchiladas and much more. If you’re out with the kids, you’ll find their Little Amigos menu jam-packed with delicious and filling dishes. If you’re not feeling like Tex-Mex, try their chilli cheese steak tres or the Angus strip sirloin steak and rib dish—amazing!
​Where: 9 Parap Pl, Parap NT 0820
You’ve been walking around all day, your legs are aching—head to these amazing day spas and experience some strange yet relaxing treatments.
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