The Gold Coast may be known for its beaches, but its world-class shopping destinations might just give the coastline a run for its money. Check out these locations near by – just be prepared to shop until you drop.
PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE
Pacific Fair is the Gold Coast’s most unmissable shopping and dining destination, offering an expansive collection of luxury items, iconic global brands and leading Australian retailers. With 400 stores, Pacific Fair offers a captivating blend of the world’s best brands, set amongst tropical landscapes and a unique outdoor ambience.
Shop one of Australia’s largest collections of high-end brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Tiffany and Co., and global mega brands like H&M, Sephora, UNIQLO and Zara.
Dine until late at upmarket restaurants in The Resort, The Patio and The Boulevard food precincts, while the Food Court offers an array of fast food options for you to fuel up while on-the-go. Pacific Fair is open seven days a week and just a short walk from Broadbeach South G: Link station.
Set beneath the iconic white sails, Marina Mirage is the Gold Coast’s premier waterfront shopping, dining and lifestyle destination. With more than 70 local and international designer boutiques, the stunning location overlooks the beautiful Broadwater and world-famous marina, showcasing some of the world’s finest super yachts and cruisers. After a spot of shopping, enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants and enjoy your very own slice of Monaco, Gold Coast-style.
The Oasis at Broadbeach is blessed with a stunning beachside location. This shopping centre offers everything from boutique fashion to fast food, fresh food and plenty of dining options for all the family. This is one true ‘destination’ shopping precinct where you can easily spend a (delightful) day.
HARBOUR TOWN OUTLET SHOPPING
Harbour Town is Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre, with more than 240 stores including brand-direct outlet and clearance stores offering up to 70 per cent off original retail prices, as well as specialty retailers, alfresco dining, entertainment and services. Visitors to the Gold Coast can catch the free Outlet Shopping Shuttle to Harbour Town seven days a week and receive free services and facilities at the Tourism Lounge, a free Tourist Discount Card and access to a wide-range of big-name international brands such as Coach, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Nike, and iconic Australian labels UGG, Oroton and more! Just 15 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, Harbour Town is your ultimate discount destination.
OFF TO THE MARKETS
On the first and third Sundays of every month, the park across from The Oasis shopping centre comes alive with stallholders and marketgoers all enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast sunshine. There is always something to see and try at these markets, whether it’s delicious juice, innovative crafts or the coolest threads. If you’re looking for something you won’t find anywhere else, you’ve come to the right place.
SURFERS PARADISE BEACHFRONT MARKETS
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night from 4-9pm, the Esplanade along Surfers Paradise beach becomes a hive of activity when a hundred or so colourful stalls set up for the Beachfront Markets. The wares on sale appeal to tourists and locals alike, with stallholders offering goods such as jewellery, homewares, fashion, beauty products and Gold Coast-oriented souvenirs. There is a strong emphasis on locally-made and homegrown items.
It may only be few suburbs south of Surfers Paradise, but Miami Marketta will instantly transport you to the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City. Offering a laneway dining experience with 25 food vendors, all with different backgrounds, Miami Marketta is the place to be on any given Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night. Plus, there is always pumping live music – sometimes from big name artists like Meg Mac, Ball Park Music and Boo Seeka – and side-splitting events, including an open mic night and drag queen bingo.