Cavill Avenue can be described as Gold Coast's premier shopping and lifestyle destination, a potpourri of upscale retail establishments, restaurants and leisure outlets that come together to offer one of the finest city experiences. Nestled at the foot of a hotel, it boasts of top-end brands. Moreover, open-air dining outlets make it an all-round spot for indulgence and recreation.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is a retail, dining and entertainment hub in Broadbeach Waters. One of Gold Coast's premier shopping centers, the mall has a host of luxury and high street brands under one roof. From jewelers like Angus & Coote to stores like Billabong, Bookface, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Coach, Fossil, and H&M, there is something for every shopper. If you're feeling peckish, there are many restaurants and food stalls like Hero Sushi, La Rotisserie, Shnitz here,
Taking place on the last Sunday of every month, between 8a and 2p, the Burleigh Art and Craft Markets is one of the best markets around for those who are looking forward to shop for quality local goods. With over 150 stalls, the flea market is usually frequented by locals as well as tourists alike. From the varied stall, one can shop for everything from eye catching craft products and homewares to toys, handmade jewellery and more. If you have indulged in your share of shopping, you can also taste some fine bakery products like cakes and cookies that are available here. Suitable for people of all age groups, Burleigh Art and Craft Markets must definitely be visited during your stay in the city.
A family run business that has been a local institution for decades, Foster's Bakery fame is all due to the word-of-mouth praises of their happy customers. This old-school bakery is among the best of its kind in the region and is a tough competition for newer age, artisan bakeries as well. The bevy of locals bear testimony to its popularity. Get tempted by strawberry tarts, pies, pastries, Lamingtons, doughnuts and savory goodies. Freshly prepared, just the aroma of these baked treats as you enter this shop will tantalize your appetite.
Nestled in the heart of the busy city, and surrounded by upscale shopping boutiques, Antique & Collector's Books is truly a rare jewel. With over 100,000 titles, particularly those no longer published and some antiquarian, Antique & Collector’s is a treasure trove for those looking to grab that old, long-forgotten book that no other store seems to stock. The store's friendly staff are always at hand to help you find what you're looking for if you're having trouble locating it yourself amid the bookshelves. They can also place a special order for a specific book or edition that is not in stock at the moment.
A grand spiral stairway, double arch doors and high ceiling are the key highlights of this bohemian place. Chameleon New Age Salon is not only a hair salon but also a yoga studio and New Age shop. Everything you see on this lovely facility is made by hand, even the walls are hand-painted in perfect white. The ground level is the salon and retail space. Wooden shelves replete with incense, crystals, herbs, blends, resins, occult merchandise, salt and selenite lamps, fossils and home decor will intrigue you. A popular spot for gorgeous hairstyles, you can be sure of a trendy cut or style along with friendly service. Learn different styles of yoga at their studio upstairs. Want some alternate healing? They offer shamanic and sound healing as well as aura photography and psychic readings.
Factorie is an Australian label known for its trendy blend of beach and streetwear styles. The label is geared to the younger crowd and competitively priced compared to other high street brands. The store stocks both menswear and women's wear and you'll find everything from bold prints to plush hoodies, edgy denims, and comfortable basics in store. Accessories for guys and girls like beanies, bags, sunglasses, and jewelry add that extra touch to complete your look. Head to Factorie if you're looking to update your wardrobe at budget-friendly prices.
Established in 1968, H & S Jewellers is an independent store that's family owned and operated. Stocking a wide selection of the best jewelry and watch brands from around the world, this boutique store is the ideal place to look for a special gift or luxury timepiece. Georgini, G-Shock, Diesel, Seiko, Pandora, Thomas Sabo and Michael Kors are some of the top brands you'll find here. The jewelry collection features crafted pieces that range from the delicate to the ornate, in precious and other metals. The store is open Monday to Saturday till 9p and till 6p on Sundays.
Soul Boardwalk is a retail and dining complex located in Surfer's Paradise. Steps from the beach, this venue offers a myriad alternatives for an oceanfront meal at trendy restaurants like Seduction or casual spots like Beach Cafe and Oliver Brown Belgian Chocolate Cafe. Discover top lifestyle and beachwear brands like Quicksilver, Roxy, and Rush at the mall here. Easily accessible via public transport, Soul Boardwalk is a great place to spend an afternoon of dining and retail therapy that reflects the city's dynamic yet relaxed spirit.