CAIRNS | Rusty’s Markets is one of my favourite places to visit in Cairns. The market was founded in 1975 with six stalls, and has since grown to 180 stalls featuring fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers, delis, and cooked food vendors offering delights from a wide assortment of global cuisines. There’s also local jewellers and craftspeople selling a variety of goods.
I was so impressed by the range and quality of fresh produce at Rusty’s Markets. It reminded me of walking though markets in Vietnam and Colombia. Lychees, mangosteens, jackfruit, varieties of mango, dragonfruit, and bananas that I’d never seen before. I tried foods from around the world, including Samoan food for the first time.
I was the proverbial kid in a candy store, as I tried all of the things and was reminded of what I’ve been missing so much being unable to travel overseas these past two and a half years… all without leaving Australia. If I lived in Cairns, I’d be shopping at Rusty’s Markets for all of my fresh produce all of the time.
57-89 Grafton Street
Fri – Sat: 5:00am to 6:00pm
Sun: 5:00am to 3:00pm