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“Great spot for fresh fruit and herbs”
Review of Rusty's Market

Rusty's Market
Ranked #20 of 126 things to do in Cairns
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

We bought quite a lot of fruit and fresh herbs, Just lovely, good prices.. We had cold satays from one of the vans, but they were tasty...

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Rustys is a must to shop for fresh tropical fruit and veges while you are staying in Cairns. As a local we go every week. It is open from Friday to Sunday afternoon and it is a great experience comparing the prices of all the traders because they can vary in price. We find the best time for bargains is just after lunch on a Sunday afternoon when all the traders are reducing their prices so that they don't have to take the left over stock with them.

Although the markets are undercover it can get quite hot and busy with people - the key is to remain calm because everyone is trying to get a bargain. After we've finished our shopping experience we make our way to one of the little food vans located on the same site facing Sheridan Street. The selection of food is great ranging from US style hot dogs, Thai, Samoan food, Fillipino and Vietnamese noodle and rice dishes. Delicious. To chill out we grab a Sugar Cane juice with Lime, Mint/Ginger or a Milky Ice Tea.

This place is worth the experience and very much like an Asian type of market. It is also hard to resist buying fresh mangoes, lychees, watermelon, bananas, pineapples, coconuts, fresh herbs (ie. coriander, mint, basil, parsley) and all types and varieties of veges. Yummm!!

1  Thank LizzinCNS
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

If you love markets this is the place to be. Exotic fruits, vegetables & people so many things to see & taste you will not know what to do first. Great place to people watch mingle with people of many cultures & great place to try all the exotic fruit & vegetables available in far north Queensland.

1  Thank Chut2010
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The cheap-and-guilt-free-if-I-over-indulged tropical fruits can be found in most of the stalls. Feel free to try on anything as the sellers are very friendly here. I've bought two BIG honey melons for only $6 AUD, 3 mango for only $8, the sellers even helped me to take the fruit skin off, cut to pieces and put in the containers with no surcharges, so that I can take them to the beach.. very impressed!

Check out this DAY market if you have time to kill on Fri to Sun. It's just a short work from the esplanade

Thank whaticare
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is a great place to buy some tropical fruits at good prices.
There are cheap mangos, paw paws, lychees, water melons.
The market only opens a few days, generally at weekends and is located in the city.

Thank billeclass
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