Parap is a residential suburb situated in the inner area of the capital city of Darwin, within the Northern Territory of Australia. The region is most highly regarded for its market offerings including both cuisine and shopping elements. Parap is regarded as a vibrant centre of diversity extending to locals and visitors alike.
The prominent attraction of the area is the Parap Village Market situated in the Parap Village Shopping Precinct off Parap Road. The markets run weekly and offer a large variety of Asian cuisine, breakfast stalls, produce tables, finger foods, and even aboriginal art. There are dine-in, take-home, and eat-while-shopping opportunities, with additional nearby boutiques and restaurants making Parap a notable tourist destination.
Personal vehicles are the most common form of transportation around Parap, accommodated by plentiful street parking and public lots. A car park on Parap Road services the higher volume of traffic brought in by the weekly markets. Walking is another common form of transit throughout the suburb.
The district encompassing Parap was initially inhabited by aboriginals who called it Bun-Durik until its historical inclusion into the realm regarded as “Two and a Half Mile”. Dr John A Gilruth was the first Commonwealth Administer of Parap and was responsible for the final selection of the city’s name.