5 Best Shopping Destinations in Australia*

When going to Australia, it’s only natural
that you want to experience
everything:
beaches, parties, food, the heat, and of course, shopping. Every city in
Australia has something special to offer: markets, malls, high-end department
stores, and thrift shops, and for those who aren’t familiar with them, shopping
in Australia can be tough. We’re here to help you have the best shopping
experience, which is why we’re listing five places which you should visit and
shop at.

Perth

Perth is the perfect place for those who
love elegance, style, and above all – luxury. Over 900 shops in the city centre
guarantee that you’ll find something you’ll fall in love with. For those who
aren’t afraid to spend a bit more, King Street is the spot to check out. Lovely 19th-century
European-style architecture aside, the hottest and most luxurious labels from
all over the world have a store here: Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Armani… You name
it. Weekends are special too, as there are weekend markets all over the city.

Sydney

The biggest city in Australia really has a lot
to offer to its visitors, and fashionistas are particularly in love with it.
Pitt Street Mall is the main shopping centre and it’s located in
Sydney’s business district, so you won’t be able to miss it. You will have a
chance to buy items from some of the world’s most famous brands such as Gap and
Topshop, but for those who are looking for something authentic, there are
stores like Country Road and Sheike. Keep in mind that it does get really busy
so you might want to arm yourself with patience or pick a time when it’s less
crowded. 

Brisbane

With Brisbane, it’s all about the Queen, so
the best mall to check out is Queen Street Mall. This is a pedestrian mall and
it’s the city’s shopping hotspot as it’s located
in the very heart of the city. This is a nice place where you can go with your
family and friends and find everything you’re looking for: bargains, high-end
shopping, or just fun and delicious meals. Keep your eyes and ears open for
special events, as over the year more than a thousand events take place. For
those who are looking for excitement as well as shopping, there is also a
casino in the Mall.

Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s top city for
shopping, and Bourke Street Mall is the most popular mall in the city. If,
however, you’re looking for something less crowded but equally amazing, check
out the
shopping centre in South Yarra
, an inner suburb of Melbourne which
is less intimidating than the city centre itself. The best thing is that the
first two or three hours of parking might be free if you make a purchase. For
those who aren’t driving, trams and trains will get you there safely, and you
won’t have to walk for more than a few minutes, which is a huge plus when you
think about how hot it gets in Australia.


Gold Coast

*This is a guest post written by Samantha Braddy 

The City of Gold Coast is the place to
visit if you’re in love with beaches and would like to take a break from
shopping to go for a swim. Those who are always on the lookout for great
bargains will love Gold Coast’s Harbour Town, a great spot with plenty of
outlet stores which bargain hunters will fall in love with. Weekend markets are
held all over the coast with many local retailers that offer something
different and unique.

Australia is
breathtakingly beautiful and its cities are bursting with life. Big cities are
always busy, but this kind of activity is what makes you feel alive because
there is always something to do and something going on. It doesn’t matter if
you’re here for some sightseeing or serious shopping, there are many
opportunities you’ll love.


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