The beauty of Cairns shopping is the assortment of options. You can bargain-shop in the outlet mall in Westcourt, browse high-end labels on the marina, or admire the variety of goods available in the markets.
Scour the street stalls to pick yourself up a souvenir, or browse Cairns fashion stores in the city. Head to the movies, grab something tasty to eat, or simply take five in the air-conditioned comfort of the many shopping centres in Cairns. More shopping precincts can also be found in the suburbs and in nearby Port Douglas.
In the heart of the city, Cairns Night Markets is well worth a look if you’re searching for handmade gifts, souvenirs, fashion items, or good food. When you want to pick up fresh produce or local delicacies, head to the markets on the Esplanade (Saturday) or on Grafton Street (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). If you fancy a drive, Sunday markets also take place in Port Douglas and Mossman.
Cairns Shopping Centres
There are a couple of shopping centres in Cairns where you can shop all day if you’re so inclined! In the city, Cairns Central Shopping Centre is the largest shopping centre in Far North Queensland with department stores and smaller retailers. There are also shopping centres in Smithfield, Earlville, and Westcourt that offer an array of shopping experiences.
Cairns Shopping Precincts
In addition to the main shopping centres in Cairns, shopping precincts can be found down on the marina and in Port Douglas. The marina has a number of small specialty stores, as well as cafes and restaurants. Further afield, Macrossan Street in Port Douglas is an interesting mix of galleries, boutique stores, fashion retailers, and cafes.