Great Barrier Reef ,Queensland, Australia » Entertainment » Shopping Centres

Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef is a shopper’s paradise, especially for women. No one returns from their vacation without a handful of shopping bags in their hands. Designer fashion labels to souvenirs from weekend markets, everything and anything under the sun can be brought here. Cairns, being a big city and also a starting point for exploring the Great Barrier Reef, shopping in this city can turn out to be an expedition in itself. Shopping on islands such as Whitsundays or Hamilton can also turn out to be enjoyable, with the local art and crafts market held every weekend. No trip to Great Barrier Reef is complete without shopping.

  • Cairns

Cairns Central

Highlights: 180 stores which include designer brands like Myer, Target, Coles, BI-LO and Birch, Carroll and Coyle.

Address: Corner Mcleod and Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4041 4111

For more information, Visit Cairns Central

The Pier Market Place

Highlights: shopping stores, bars (Cho Gao, Bellavista, Ba8, Pier Bar & Grill, etc), Fashion Labels (Tea Lily, Little Joe, Man Overboard, Soled Shoes, Bright Eyes, etc), lounge area, restaurants (Waterbar & Grill, The Fish, M Yogo, Boardwalk Café, etc), fitness centre (Your Fitness gym), beauty Spa and Club.

Address: Pier Point Road, Cairns, Queensland, 4870 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4051 7244, +61 402 192783

Centro Raintrees

Highlights: two supermarkets, 40 speciality stores, all weather car parking.

Address: Cnr. Alfred & Koch Streets, Manunda, Queensland, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4032 1357

Fax: +61 7 4032 5370

For more information, Visit Centro Raintrees

Stockland Cairns

Highlights: Major stores include Woolsworth, Target, Big W, Amart Allsports, Birch Carroll & Coyle Multiplex theatre, 2,400 car parking space

Address: Stockland Cairns, 537 Mulgrave Road, Earlville, Queensland, 4870, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4054 3066

Fax: +61 7 4054 7340

For more information, Visit Stockland Shopping Centre

Smithfield Shopping Centre

Highlights: Speciality stores, supermarkets and cafes. Major stores include Coles, Woolworths and K-Mart.

Address: Corner Captain Cook & Kennedy Highways, Smithfield Queensland, 4878, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4038 1006

Fax: +61 7 4038 1486

For more information, Visit Smithfield Shopping Centre

  • Townsville

Cotter’s Market

Highlights: Arts and crafts market, held every Sunday between 8.30a.m. and 1.00p.m in Flinder’s Mall. Stores sell fruits, vegetables, jewellery, art works, gifts, bakery products, wood carvings, etc.

Address: Flinder’s Mall, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4727 9678

Castletown Shoppingworld

Highlights: Second largest shopping centre within the district. 105 speciality stores. Major stores include Target, Woolworths, Walters Supa IGA, Caltex Woolworths, Angus & Robertson.

Address: Cnr Woolcock St & Kings Rd., Hyde Park, Queensland, 4812 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4772 1669

Stockland Townsville

Highlights: 130 speciality stores. Major stores include Woolsworth, Big W, Best ‘n’ Less, Crazy Clarks, Rebel Sport, etc. , 2,000 car parking space.

Address: 301 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale, Queensland, 4814 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4779 6033

Fax: +61 7 4725 1074

For more information, Visit Stockland Shopping Centre

Willows Shopping Town

Highlights: 84 speciality stores. Major stores include Woolsworth, Target, Coles Supermarket, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Red Rooster.

Address: Cnr Thuringowa Dve and Hervey Range Rd, Kirwan, Queensland, 4817 Australia

Tel: +61 7 4799 9100

Fax: +61 7 4799 9111

For more information, Visit Willows Shopping Town

  • Port Douglas

Port Village Shopping Centre

Highlights: Speciality stores. Major stores include Coles Supermarket, Just Jeans, Jay Jays, etc. Coffee shop, Macrossan street pharmacy, Port Village realty, medical centre, Optometrist, juice bar.

Address: 16/11-17 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4871, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4099 5646

Fax: +61 7 4099 5887

For more information, Visit Port Village Shopping Centre

Portico Port Douglas

Highlights: Speciality stores, restaurants, underground walkways, huge gardens and pavilions, coffee shops. Major stores include Brumby’s Bakery, Zinc Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Fitness Paradise, etc. Also it offers Wi-Fi hotspot, live web camera facilities.

Address: Port Plaza Pty Ltd, P.O.Box 375, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

For more information, Visit Portico Port Douglas

Marina Mirage

Highlights: Speciality stores, restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, bars. Major stores include Ralph Lauren, Versace, Gant, etc.

Address: Wharf Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, 4871, Australia.

Tel: +61 7 4099 5775

Fax: +61 7 4099 5678

For more information, Visit Marina Mirage

  • Whitsundays

Centro Whitsunday shopping centre

Highlights: Speciality stores, discount department stores, supermarkets, retail showrooms.

Address: 8 Galbraith Park Drive, Cannonvale, Queensland, 4802, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4946 1505

Fax: +61 7 4938 3099

For more information, Visit Centro Whitsundays

Main Street of Airlie Beach

Highlights: Around 50 shops, fast food centres, boutiques, footwear shops, chemists, imported furniture shops, nightclubs, restaurants, resorts, etc.

Address: Main Street, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday, Queensland, Australia

Airlie Beach Market

Highlights: Best art works and handicrafts by local craftsmen. Held every Saturday at the Airlie Beach foreshore.

Address: Airlie Beach foreshore, Airlie Beach, Whitsunday, Queensland, Australia

  • Mackay

Mount Pleasant Greenfields Shopping Centre

Highlights: 70 speciality stores, supermarkets, cinema theatres, optometrist, banks, food courts, mobile phone outlets, etc.

Address: Cnr Bucasia Rd & Philip St Mount Pleasant, Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4969 2400

Fax: +61 7 4969 2444

For more information, Visit Mount Pleasant Greenfields Shopping Centre

Caneland Central

Highlights: Largest shopping centre in Mackay. 130 speciality stores. Major stores include Target, Big W, Woolworths, Supa IGA and Best & Less.

Address: Corner Victoria Street and Mangrove Road, Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4944 7111

For more information, Visit Caneland Central

  • Fraser Coast

Maryborough Heritage City Markets

Highlights: Held every Thursday from 8.00 a.m. along the streets of Adelaide and Ellana in Central Business District. Fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and handicrafts are also available on sale.

Address: Adelaide Street, Corner of Ellana Street, Maryborough, Queensland, 4650, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4190 5744

  • Rockhampton

City Centre Plaza

Highlights: Single level shopping centre. Food courts, chemists, bookstores, salons, optometrist, banks, music stores, etc. Major store include Target, Coles, Medicare, Suncorp Metway and Bank of Queensland.

Address: Cnr Fitzroy & Bolsover Streets, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4700, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4922 4480

Fax: +61 7 4922 4725

For more information, Visit City Centre Plaza

Stockland Rockhampton

Highlights: 115 speciality stores, 2,100 car parking space with 1,100 undercover parking. Major stores include Big W, Woolworths, Birch Carroll & Coyle 6 Cinema.

Address: Cnr Yaamba Road & Hwy One, North Rockhampton, Queensland, 4701, Australia

Tel: +61 7 4928 9166

Fax: +61 7 4926 1903

For more information, Visit Stockland Shopping Centre