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Cairns Night Markets one of Far North Queenslands most popular tourist attractions. Put us on your "Must Do" list when you next visit us in Cairns.

Welcome To Cairns Night Markets

On Friday September 13th, 1991, Hayden Redfern and Elise Warring set about bringing a contemporary Open Air Market venue to the Cairns area.

Inspired by similar international markets in Hawaii and South East Asia, the Cairns Night Markets were created as a way for local traders to promote their North Queensland souvenirs to the demanding tourist market.

Hayden and Elise only expected a temporary facility for the Night Markets, giving the venue a term of only 6 months, the Cairns Night Markets had a total of only 28 vendors. Unexpectedly, the Cairns Night Markets quickly flourished and within 6 months demand was so high that 100 retailers could now be supported full time.

Hayden & Elise continued managing and operating this now successful enterprise and tourist feature of Cairns for 7 more years until they eventually strata titled and sold the now permanent stalls.

Today the Night Markets is comprised of an available 130 stalls and has evolved from a temporary open air market into a permanent airconditioned centre at the base of the Royal Harbour Hotel.

There is also a 200 seat food court with 13 food outlets many self serve style choices of very good including Fresh Australian Seafood.

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