Believe it or not, Australia is a gold mine, no, let’s make that an opal mine, for shopping. Known for delicious food, fashion, vintage or antique boutiques, the land down under won’t disappoint. More specifically, South Australia’s Adelaide won’t disappoint any shopaholic on the search for treasures, bargains and make-overs. Find out why Adelaide is a shopper’s dream-come-true by reading on.
The name might throw you off if you’re not a big surfer but don’t let that hold you back. Catch the shopping wave in one of the Gold Coast’s best districts, about 40 km north of Brisbane City. Open 7 days a week, including late nights, Surfers Paradise combines long stretches of beautiful beaches with some of the best shopping in Australia. What can you expect to find? Just about everything and more is available to fill your shopping bags.
When exploring Australia, people tend to think of outdoorsy nature related activities such as snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef or camping by Ayers Rock. You may not believe Australia has much to offer the shopaholic. Oh how wrong you are! Australian cities, Sydney in particular, has some of the best shopping on planet earth. Begin your Sydney shopping odyssey by checking out our favourite locations.
You can still smell the fresh paint. The Emporium is Melbourne’s newest shopping mall, so fresh that new stores are opening every week. On our visit last week, when the paint still smelt fresh and floors were impressively shiny, The Emporium was welcoming two trendy new vendors – Topshop and Kate Spade New York.
Shopping in Melbourne CBD is not just about the super range of goods on offer, it’s the setting within which they are sold. From laneways to arcades, post office conversions and artisan coffee shops on every corner, here is our guide to the best shops in Melbourne and the quirky places you will find them in.