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Gold Coast Shopping Guide

With some of the 'biggest shopping centres in the Southern hemisphere' as well as boutique strip mall shopping, the Gold Coast is the retail therapy capital of Australia.

While the major centres are mostly full of large retail chains and smaller boutiques, there are also plenty of cool alternate stores on the edges of the main shopping districts.

If you need it, chances are you can buy it on the Gold Coast, you just have to know where to look. How do you know where to look? Read on and we'll tell you…

Note: Gold Coast shopping centres are hard to miss because they are huge, but if you're not driving a car you can get a bus from pretty much anywhere to any of the main centres and shopping districts.

Major Gold Coast Shopping Centres

Robina Town Centre

 

Robina Town Centre Shopping CentreLocation

Robina Parkway, Robina

Description

Robina Town Centre is the Gold Coast's premier retail and leisure destination having just gone under major renovations. Discover a wealth of shopping choices with the Gold Coast's only David Jones department store as well as Big W, Target, Kmart, Coles, two Woolworths Supermarkets and over 300 specialty stores. The centre is also home to a new world-class fashion mall featuring some of Australia's most iconic brands such as SABA, Carla Zampatti, CUE, Country Road, David Lawrence, Sportscraft and more.

Stay all day and enjoy the air-conditioned 900-seat Food atrium with up to 14 dining options plus enjoy a movie at Event Cinemas, Australia's first fully digital cinema complex including Vmax, 3D and Gold Class Cinemas and it doesn't end there... restaurants by the lake are now open including Grill'd, Groove Train, Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Salsa's Fresh Mex Grill, Squires Loft, Sushi Bay and Toscani's. 

Opening Hours

Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am - 4pm

Website

www.robinatowncentre.com.au

Pacific Fair

Pacific Fair Shopping CentreLocation

Hooker Boulevarde, Broadbeach

Description

Pacific Fair has over 300 retail stores and services including Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles, Nick Scali Furniture, Rebel Sport, Toys R Us, Best & Less and a 12 screen Birch Carroll & Coyle senstadium cinema complex. There are well over 5000 car parking spaces and during the Christmas rush every single one of them is full. Locals and tourists both love it and there's even a bar and lagoon in the middle of the centre. If you're staying in Broadbeach accommodation, you could easily walk to the centre, or even catch the monorail to Jupiters Casino and head across the road.

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday - 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Website

www.pacificfair.com.au

Australia Fair

Australia Fair Shopping CentreLocation

42 Marine Parade, Southport

Description

Australia Fair is a fairly old shopping centre by Gold Coast standards but is doing well for its 29th year of business. It has all the shops you'd expect in a big centre and has the added advantage of being in the Gold Coast's CBD in Southport, so there are plenty of independent shops in the surrounding streets.You'll find homewares galore, boutiques, a large food court and cinema.

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 5.30pm
Thursday - 9am: 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 10.30am - 4pm

Website

www.australiafair.com.au

Harbour Town

Harbour Town Shopping CentreLocation

Cnr Brisbane Rd & Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters

Description

Harbour Town boasts Australia's first purpose-built outlet shopping precinct in a major regional shopping centre. The idea is that major clothing and homewares brands sell off their merchandise at wholesale prices and you can generally get some really great bargains from the likes of Sheraton linens, Polo Ralph Lauren, surfwear shops, chemists and so much more. If you're accommodation is in Labrador, then this is the closest shopping centre. 

Opening Hours

Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Website

www.harbourtowngoldcoast.com.au

Other Large Gold Coast Shopping Centres

  • Chevron Renaissance, Surfers Paradise
  • Westfield, Helensvale
  • Runaway Bay Shopping Centre, Runaway Bay
  • Centro, Surfers Paradise
  • Coomera City Centre, Coomera
  • Marina Mirage, Main Beach
  • Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove
  • Stockland Burleigh Heads, West Burleigh