Shopping in Goldcoast

Discussion in 'Australia' started by joltan7, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. joltan7

    joltan7 New Member

    Where to shop on weekends in Goldcoast? What interestings things to do on weekends?
     
  2. everyann

    everyann Guest

    hey joltan7,

    It all depends what you're shopping for. The Gold Coast has many markets staged through out the region. You'll find a wide array of local arts and crafts. On Friday evenings you could head toward Surfers Paradise Beachfront. Then there's always the Pacific Fair just south of Surfers.

    If you're looking for more of a shopping centre atmosphere then head to the Australia Fair shopping center. There you'll find the normal department stores and a cinema. Then you can take in a movie after all of the shopping or beforehand to prep you for what you'd like to buy.

    Hope you get some great shopping done!
     
  3. joltan7

    joltan7 New Member

    Thank you everyann! Is there any factory outlets?
     
  4. everyann

    everyann Guest

    Not a problem! Glad to help.

    As far as factory outlets go, maybe you'd like to try the Harbour Town Regional Shopping Centre. I'm not sure where you're coming from but here's some information on how to get there.

    Bus Information:

    Bus 703 - Servicing all points from Burleigh Heads to Harbour Town.
    Bus 709 - Helensvale Rail Station to Harbour Town.
    Bus 715 - Seaworld via Southport to Harbour Town.
    Bus 760 - Coolangatta to Broadbeach then transfer to Bus 709 to Harbour Town.


    Car

    Travelling north from Surfers Paradise follow Highway No. 2 Gold Coast Highway (Brisbane Road to locals) to Biggera Waters. Travelling south from Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway take Exit 62 then travel for approximately 7kms (7 sets of traffic lights).

    Train

    Disembark at the Helensvale Station then catch the 709 bus to Harbour Town. A Surfside bus meets every train. Return journey - catch the 709 bus at Harbour Town bus stop to Helensvale Station. Trains run every half hour in peak times and every hour in off peak.

    More information can be found here.
     
  5. piccola75

    piccola75 New Member

    for markets, I loved the Eumundi markets in the sunshine coast hinterland.. brisbane has some good shopping, with Chermside, Valley and City being the top 3
     
  6. Chikurin

    Chikurin New Member

    Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
    Located just South of Surfers Paradise, Pacific Fair is home to many of Australia's best retailers. There are 7 major stores including Myer Department Store and the new international Daimaru Department Store as well as over 270 specialty retailers and a vast array of bars, restaurants, cafes and the Food Court.

    Harbour Town
    Harbour Town is lined with stylish, beautifully appointed stores selling quality merchandise, including store label stock made specifically for brand direct sale and first quality end of season lines. Harbour Town boasts Australia's first purpose-built outlet shopping precinct in a major regional shopping centre. Harbour Town is also home to the Gold Coast's largest cinema complex showing the latest movies on 14 screens.

    The Oasis Shopping Centre
    Over 100 specialty stores offering choices in gifts, homewares, fashion plus the added convenience of a Woolworths supermarket. There are a range of cosmopolitan restaurants or cafes everyday or night of the week. The Oasis Shopping Centre also offers a host of handy services including Australia Post, The Bank of QLD, a Dry Cleaner plus several Hair, Health and Beauty Salons.

    Paradise Centre
    Discover a world of shopping, dining, fun & entertainment right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Located opposite Australia's most popular tourist beach, the Paradise Centre has over 110 specialty stores offering a relaxed holiday shopping experience, conveniently located to all central holiday accommodation, apartments and hotels.

    Australia Fair
    Situated in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast 2 km north of Surfers Paradise, directly opposite the Southport Broadwater. Over 220 specialty stores with majors including Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, Best & Less as well as Birch Carroll & Coyle cinemas and a range of services such as Australia Post, Medicare and RACQ.
     

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