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Rusty's Market

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Address: 44 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 421 772 281

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This is a must do while in Cairns! Plenty of fresh produce on sale at very good prices. You can spend as long as you like or just do a quick visit.. you will not be disappointed!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must do while in Cairns! Plenty of fresh produce on sale at very good prices. You can spend as long as you like or just do a quick visit.. you will not be disappointed!

Thank EricTheRed16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Market is a hub of activity and noise in Cairns. Good car parking on site. Lots of food stalls and lots of people watching to be had. Good place to pick up lunch and eat at the harbor parkland. Recommended

Thank Rodney C
Trinity Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rusty's Market is a must place to visit for those who love fresh produce, great atmosphere and friendly smiling faces. Predominantly the fruit and veg are tropical, with seasonal produce taking pride of place. Prices are excellent - much cheaper than supermarkets, and of course, food is fresh and sourced locally, as much as possible. You can also buy flowers,... More 

1 Thank Vickie W
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Base on what people from the resort told us we were so excited to go to the market but then so disappointed. It was so hot, hardly had any exotic fruits (except for 1 stall with few jackfruits) and the fruits around are not as fresh or look yummy as our Flemington Market in Sydney. The Vietnamese banh mi (bread... More 

1 Thank Linh63
Townsville, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Have enjoyed visiting Rustys Markets over the years. BUT this time noticed how filthy the place was, also looks very rundown. Hope management/owners takes notice and takes the markets up to a higher standard for the sake of the sellers and their customers.

1 Thank Marym2240
Cairns Region, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I took a friend to try beef noodle soup and char grill pork with fish sauce at Saigon hut. I must say the flavor was just ok. The soup did not have much noodles just lots of bean shoots and a couple of razor thin slices of beef and the char grill, 2/3 of the bowl filled with shredded lettuce... More 

Thank 398local
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Rustles Market in Cairns is world famous for ts exotic fruits, vegetables and flowers. It is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5am to 6pm. It is well worth a visit when you are in Cairns. One of the most popular markets in Australia.

Thank Sasthrisam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Rustys is the perfect place to great fresh local produce. We go here on a Friday morning to get the weeks worth of fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and eggs. Plus they have great trendy food and drink stalls

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Markets are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Variety of stall holders selling fresh fruit, vegetables, clothing, gems, ground coffee, cheeses, meat, coconuts and sugarcane for drinking, French patisseries as well meals and refreshments.

Thank Ian B
Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed when I visited Rusty's. By far the best fruit and veg market I have seen. There were food stalls and clothing and jewellery that I really didn't pay much attention to so can't comment on that. But the produce side was amazing. I found prices cheap and food fresh. Some of the vendors had samples of... More 

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