What are the best ten centers to shop around Australia? There are several fantastic areas of shopping excellence and we have listed several for your convenience. Retail, food and beverages are all a modern-day priority in the land of luxury. Browse this list and shop with delight.
Chadstone Shopping Centre -Melbourne, VIC
This is Australia’s first free-standing regional shopping centre and is located in Melbourne. It is the biggest mall in the Southern hemisphere, including 530 shops within a luxury precinct featuring twelve global brands. Access the fashion elite, with the best selection of Australian and international brands under one roof. Chadstone is a must for the visitor to Melbourne. Hop on the free shuttle service to Chadstone, departing from Melbourne’s CBD -the shuttle will zoom you to Chadstone and have you shopping in just 30 minutes!
Harbourside -Darling Harbour, NSW
Situated on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour, Harbourside is only a short walk from the CBD and has magnificent views of the city’s skyline. Harbourside provides a unique dining, leisure and shopping experience. Home to many quality stores and eateries, Harbourside has an ambience and style that captures Australia’s warmth, hospitality and cultural diversity. Harbourside specialty stores are open from 10am to 9pm daily with selected cafes opening earlier for breakfast and cafes, bars and restaurants open later at night.
Pacific Fair -Broadbeach, QLD
The Gold Coast’s premier fashion destination and mall, Pacific Fair offers the Coast’s largest and best collection of fashion and accessory retailers, and is home to the Gold Coast’s largest Myer with all the brands you love. And if you are looking for a quick bite and a chance to sit back and relax after a busy morning shopping then discover the best and freshest fast food at Jamaica Blue, Sumo Salad, or The Coffee Club, just to name a few. Also available is fresh, seasonal produce you can cook with at home, your weekly grocery requirements or a delicious prepared meal -all are available at Pacific Fair. Everything you might need and want for your lifestyle can be found at Pacific Fair. Visit Myer, Target, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bed Bath n’ Table, Adairs and many more for all your homeware and décor requirements. Or how about time relaxing at Birch Carroll & Coyle’s 12 Senstadium Cinema Complex, now featuring digital and 3D projection.
Adelaide Central Market -Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Central Market buzzes with life and colour all year round. It is a fabulous market that is over 140 years old and is South Australia’s most visited tourist attraction with over 80 stalls. The Adelaide Central Market is a community of traders, artisans and shoppers who share a passion for food. The range of fresh food is extensive, and it’s all under one roof, with fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, cakes and more. People love to return again and again for the delicious aromas, the vivid colours and the atmosphere of an international melting pot of cultures.
Melbourne Central -LaTrobe Street, Melbourne VIC
Melbourne Central has blossomed into an urban inner-city precinct presenting a style-laden destination for shopping, eating and entertainment. There are almost 300 stores to discover in a unique and modern architectural space, reflecting the diversity and evolution of the Melbourne CBD. Melbourne Central is the ‘in’ place of fashion, and it is also the key destination for entertainment. Catch buskers, live bands, theatre, or a movie at the eleven-screen Hoyts cinema. Enjoy the fun of Rockstar Bowling or grab a bite to eat at any of the late night bars and cafes. Melbourne Central is supported by an abundance of parking and public transport, and is conveniently located above the Melbourne Central train station.
Northland Shopping Centre -East Preston, Melbourne VIC
Northland Shopping Centre is the largest retail shopping centre in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, with over 320 retail stores on one level. Getting to Northland is easy with over 4,800 free car parking spaces, including undercover car parks. Located only 11km from the CBD, the bus exchange at Northland also provides easy access public transport options.
QV -Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC
QV is the redevelopment of Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Women’s Hospital site. QV’s open air, pedestrian-only laneway network offers a unique cultural link to the site’s history, with names carefully chosen to embrace the area’s heritage. Dining in QV is reminiscent of a European piazza bordered with bars and restaurants. Shopping is extensive, as is lifestyle, and entertainment.
Rhodes Shopping Centre -Rider Boulevard, NSW
Rhodes Shopping Centre is home to Bing Lee, Coles, Ikea, Reading Cinemas, and Target among other services such as fashion, food, banks, cafes and restaurants, along with homewares, health and beauty.
Rundle Mall -Adelaide SA
Rundle Mall is Adelaide’s premier retail destination and meeting place. With over 400,000 customers every week and 23 million visitors annually, it is the most popular attraction in the state. Rundle Mall offers the largest selection of shopping facilities in Adelaide, including the three largest department stores, 15 arcades and centres, 700 retailers and more than 300 non-retail services and offices. The Rundle Mall precinct is an important tourist destination with 85% of all interstate and overseas travellers that visit Adelaide also setting foot in Rundle Mall.
Australia Fair -Southport, QLD
Greek and Roman god Apollo representations, and artworks from Europe and the United Kingdom double as novel landmarks for shoppers at Australia Fair. The huge shopping centre opened on 10th April 1990 -a project which took more than a year and $300 million to complete, being fully air-conditioned.
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