Shopping in Cairns
Tropical North of Queensland is regarded as one of the best market destinations in Australia. With that, it comes as no surprise that Cairns has become a popular hotspot for tourists.
Buying and selling is actually one of the more important parts of the Northern lifestyle. Hence, whether you’re looking for organic food, handmade ornaments or the native didgeridoo, just name it and Cairns has a shop or two that sell them.
Because of the abundance of shopping in Cairns, you should first know where to go and what you plan on buying before actually going there. This will help you save both time and money.
Basically, the heart of shopping is located in downtown Cairns. In here, shopaholics can buy any of their hearts’ desires at large shopping centers like the Cairns Central Mall, Raintree and Westcourt Plaza among others.
There are a lot of shops where you can buy souvenirs like pearls, photographic prints and other products that will help you remember of your Cairns trip. The Cairns Night Markets with more than a hundred different stalls and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park are perfect destinations for such.
If you’re an art lover, there are also lots of art galleries in Cairns where you can find something that is a little more extra special. For fashionistas, there’s a wide selection of fashion boutiques that showcase native Australian flair and the trendiest in international fashion. For this instance, you can go to the Pier at the Marina.
There are lots of Australian designer brands and international branded boutiques in this part of Cairns. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop and dine at the same time, while being mesmerized by breathtaking blue water views.