Traveling is always a reason to do some shopping and
Gold Coast has some great places for those who want to
come home with new purchases. A lot of people say that
Australia is not such an interesting place to shop, but
depending on the type of product you want and the place
you are looking for, there are great opportunities.
Don't expect, however, to find the same brands from the
United States or Brazil. The local commerce is strong
and in the malls you will see many Australian stores.
If you want to do a lot or a few purchases, a
must-see place in the city is Harbor Town.
This outlet is the largest in Australia and has a wide
range of local and international chain stores. In the
outlets you will see products of limited sizes and past
collections, prices are not attractive in all stores,
but it is possible to find great products on offer,
especially in months like January, February, July and
August, which are periods of transition of collections. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage handbags.
Another option that does not escape the tourist
itinerary is Surfers Paradise. As the area is of great
tourist interest, there are many cool stores, recognized
worldwide, as well as shopping centers and small
souvenir shops, where you can buy souvenirs of all
In Surfers Paradise, in addition to shopping on the
streets, it is worth going to the Paradise
Center, which has a great location,
supermarket, several shops and services. In the same
neighborhood, on the beach promenade, there is the
Surfers Paradise Night Markets, a
market with more than 120 stalls with products such as
handicrafts, jewelry, paintings, accessories, etc.
The Pacific Fair and Robina
Town Center, this one further away from the
city center, are also interesting options for those
looking for a mall with a variety of stores. A mall that
is not so big, but has good stores and is well located
is the Australian Fair, which has a
Daiso store, the Japanese chain of stores that sells
products at a fixed price － has so many interesting
offal that you can leave there with the bag full!
Myer and David Jones are very popular department
stores in Australia, where you will find quality
products from different brands. These stores are usually
huge and sell a little bit of everything! If you want to
buy cosmetics, the tip is to go on Priceline, a chain
that always has products on offer!
When you make a purchase over $ 300 at the same store,
up to 60 days before leaving Australia you can claim a
refund of taxes paid on products purchased. The process
to receive this money back begins with the purchase,
when asking the store attendant to give you the invoice
that specifies the refund amount. When leaving the
country, you must go to the airport in possession of the
purchased products (it may be necessary to present them)
and show the invoice at a service station that is
located right after the immigration pass. The tax refund
inspector usually asks to see the products purchased,
but if you have checked them in the luggage that goes in
the hold of the plane, just explain this.
The tax return is made very quickly and simply, and
you can obtain it through credit on the card of your
choice. See here the Tax Free rules and
how to get your money back.
The Australian Fair is one of the Gold Coast malls
and one of the good alternatives for those who want to
shop in the city. It does not have prices as incredible
as the outlets, but it is a great option for shopping in
an indoor location, finding quality stores, having a
good food court and finding all kinds of services in one
This mall is easily accessible from downtown and
Surfers Paradise and has stores like Daiso (Japanese
store where everything has fixed prices of $ 2.80), City
Beach, Cotton On, Priceline, Vidafone, as well as a
bank, bank of magazines and cinema.
42 Marine Pde, Southport - CEP: 4215
Telephone: +61 7 5556 6600
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sat: 9: 00–17: 30 \ nQui: 9:
00–21: 00 \ nSunday: 10: 30–16: 00 \ n
Harbor Town Premium Outlets
A mandatory stopping point for shoppers, Harbor Town
is Australia's largest outlet. It offers a great variety
of stores for shopping, many of them originating in the
country and several others of foreign origin.
In this place you can find everything and a little
more: perfumes, jewelry, clothes, shoes, toys, household
items, bags etc. － almost everything with the promise of
having a good price. Like other shopping centers of the
same type, the outlet's proposal is to offer products at
lower prices than conventional stores. In this way,
outlets sell items from previous collections or of
limited sizes, often at really overwhelming prices.
In practice, not all stores have such incredible
prices, but there is a lot at a good price, especially
when compared to Brazil, where many products from
world-renowned brands have almost prohibitive values.
In this outlet you will find stores at Levi's Outlet
Store, Nike Factory Store, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger,
Adidas, Londasle, Hugo Boss Outlet, Factorie, Jeep,
Lacoste Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet, Tommy Bahama,
Fila and others.
147-189 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters - CEP: 4216
Telephone: +61 7 5529 1734
Hours: Mon – Wed, Fri – Sat: 9: 00–17: 30 \ nQui: 9:
00–19: 00 \ nSunday: 10: 00–17: 00 \ n
Pacific Fair Shopping Center
Pacific Fair is a mall located in Broadbeach, on the
Gold Coast, where you can find a good range of stores
for shopping and entertainment options, such as the
cinema. It is a mall that is on the edge of the city's
canals, with covered and uncovered areas and an
architecture that does not give that feeling of being in
a closed and cramped place.
In this mall you will find stores like City Beach,
Coles, Cotton On, Dick Smith, EB Games, Factorie, Foot
Locker, Forever New, JB Hi-Hi and others.
Hooker Blvd., Broadbeach - CEP: 4218
Telephone: +61 7 5581 5100
Paradise Center is a shopping center in the heart of
the Gold Coast. It is located close to all the hustle
and bustle of Surfers Paradise and is a place where you
can find a little bit of everything: clothing stores,
shoes, beauty salon, supermarket and other services. The
mall tends to be quite busy during the day and ends up
being a constant stopover for those staying in the
Orchid and Cavill Ave region.
Cavill Ave., Surfers Paradise - CEP: 4217
Telephone: +61 7 5592 0155
Robina Town Center
Robina Town is one of the major shopping centers on
the Gold Coast. It has more than 350 stores, including
department stores David Jones and Myer, which are very
famous in Australia. It is one of the best options for
those who want to find a little bit of everything in the
same place, including world-renowned stores. The
downside of the mall is that it is far from the most
touristy area of the city, but it is accessible by
public transport or cars.
Among the stores in this mall are: Apple, Bardot,
Calvin Klein, City Beach, Coles, Cotton On, Dick Smith,
Nike Store, Nine West, Oakley, Pandora, Ripcurl, Typo,
Robina Town Center Dr., Robina - CEP: 4226
Telephone: +61 7 5575 0400
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
Located on the Esplanade of Surfers Paradise
(Esplanade is the way they usually call the seaside in
Australia), Night Markets is a market that takes place
on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 5pm. Walking
along the beach promenade, you will see several stalls
selling all kinds of products, including handicrafts,
jewelry, jewelry, photographs, paintings, cosmetics,
clothes, decorative objects and much more.
It is a nice place to do some shopping and find a
travel souvenir to gift someone special.
Esplanade, Surfers Paradise - CEP: 4217
Telephone: +61 7 5584 3700
Hours: Wed, Fri, Sun: 16: 00–21: 00 \ n