Hi my name is Danica and I’m a shopaholic. #sorrynotsorry
Picture this: sequins that glitter and gleam, fabrics that feel like a luxurious bed of rose petals on your skin, visual art that speaks to your soul, the kind of food that would literally get you say “nom nom”, to top it all off there’s a big sign that says END OF SEASON SALE.
Did your heart just flutter a little bit right there? Then, like me, you’re probably a shopaholic too. If you’re the type to save on accommodations and get cheap car hire, in favour of fashion; if you’re a lover of all things that are beautiful, that has intricate textures and patterns, and that give your tastebuds a foodgasmic experience then read on. You’re in the right place to find Gold Coast’s best places to shop for you, your partner, your friends, and even your whole family.
Robina Town Centre
Address: Robina Town Centre Drive (off Robina Parkway) Robina, QLD 4230 Australia
Tel: (07) 5575 0481
Fax: (07) 5593 1416
International Callers: +61 7 5575 0481
Security: (07) 5575 0494
Around 15 minutes away from Surfer’s Paradise is this massive 34-hectare shopping destination for shopaholics like you and me. Go gaga over Gold Coast’s very own David Jones, Zara, Rebel Sport, Florsheim, and countless other fashion stores and boutiques. With 34 hectares worth of space, you know there’s more than just amazing fashion. Get a quick pick-me-up in one of the cafes scattered around. Grab a well-deserved sumptuous meal after an eventful day of shopping in one of the many restaurants. Maybe you’re not even hungry after, but you feel like getting pampered after walking through the centre all day. Hey, walking around with a bajillion shopping bags on each arm is a workout! Head out to one of the body care salon and spas around. Shopping and spa day? Now that sounds like a great way to end the day for me. Trust me on this, if you haven’t already, head out to the Robina Town Centre.
Harbour Town Centre
Address: 147-189 Brisbane Road Biggera Waters Queensland 4216
Phone: (07) 5529 1734
Fax: (07) 5529 2459
Image by www.harbourtown.com.au
Let your shopaholic flag fly high in one this gigantic centre that’s home to the best of both local and international fashion. You have over 220 stores to choose from, so your biggest problem will most likely be controlling yourself from buying everything you see. And if the thought of shopping all day doesn’t already make your heart sing and soar, head out to their fancy lounge where you’ll be served coffee, tea, and, more importantly, a DISCOUNT CARD. Yes, they’re giving you even more discounts on already amazing prices. The Harbour Town Centre is filled with factory outlets that sell everything from amazing apparel to crafts to other items that are below the recommended retail prices. Don’t worry about getting hungry in the middle of it all because they have a myriad of restaurants and cafes where you can recharge. But one thing you should try at least once is the Gold Lounge at their cinema. Have a different kind of dining experience where you can have a cheese platter, champagne, a full menu with everything from quick bites to savoury meals tor desserts, a show.
Surfer’s Paradise Beachfront Markets
Address: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Phone: +61 7 5584 3700
Image by Gold Coast Bulletin
So this one isn’t a shopping centre, but it’s really well worth mentioning. Think about it: salty sea breeze, golden sand, live entertainment, great food, and shopping. The shopaholic in you will be singing “Hallelujah” as soon as you step into and feel the electric vibe in the Surfer’s Paradise Beachfront Markets. Whether you’re a fashion freak, treasure hunter, or even after-dinner stroller, you’re going to love going through the coastal stretch with over 100 stalls. Quick tip: this is one of the best places to get those quirky gag gifts, and unique pieces for your wardrobe orand even home. You might even get the full story behind those pieces if you ask nicely. No worries, the stallholders are friendly, fun, and super helpful.
While Gold Coast is known for breathtaking beaches, sparkling waters, and far out water sports; it’s also home to some of the best shopping in Queensland. So whether you’re having a fashion emergency, looking for a weekend place with the family, or just a shopaholic like me; head out to Gold Coast. If you are planning on shopping, make sure you book a car hire in Gold Coast service. There’s nothing worse than being in public transport with a bazillion shopping bags. Trust me on this.