Gold Coast: Shopping Holiday
Shopping is one of the most popular activities on the Gold Coast. With everything from main street strips through to multi-level centres, the Gold Coast caters for every taste and budget. Take your time poking through the shopping strips at Coolangatta, Burleigh, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Main Beach and Southport. And for the ultimate shop-a-holic, the city is home to some of the best shopping centres in Australia. Pacific Fair and Broadbeach is perhaps the Gold Coast's premier shopping centre - also the largest in Australia. It hosts more than 300 fashion, accessory, specialty stores and the Gold Coast's only Myer department store. Surfers Paradise is also highly recommended for anyone on a shopping holiday on the Gold Coast, The diversity of stores and the high-street atmosphere put Surfers in a league of its own when it comes to shopping. Elkhorn Avenue is lined with flagship stores for international brands including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Bally and Prada.
When you step into the larger shopping precincts (Circle on Cavil, Centro, the DFS store on Orchid Avenue and Chevron Renaissance) you’ll further discover well-known fashion chains such as Calibre, Bettina Liano, Billabong, Saba, MNG and Quiksilver, alongside specialty stores, souvenirs and groceries. The beachside streets take on a more European high-street feel with more unique stores complemented by cafes and alfresco restaurants. While not having quite the shopping holiday lure of some of the world’s major cities, the Gold Coast is still a great place to shop in the sun.