Sunshine Coast shopping precincts are made up of both independent shops and bigger chain stores. Between unapologetically dated Caloundra with its second-hand bookshops and charity shops, and upmarket Noosa with its elegant boutiques, you’re bound to find the perfect shopping experience.
Drive west of the coast and you’ll soon find the hinterland shopping precincts, which have a completely different atmosphere. Here, the focus is around arts, crafts and unique designer pieces. The sleepy, European-style streets of these small towns are lined with galleries, antique emporiums, confectionary shops, and cafes.
Sunshine Coast Markets
Sunshine Coast markets are great places to connect with the culture of the region. At the Bulcock Street Markets, you’ll find arts and crafts inspired by the surrounding landscape, as well as entertainment and local produce. For fresh fruit, vegetables and meat, head to Noosa Farmers Markets, or visit the famous Eumundi Markets in the hinterland to explore hundreds of stalls with clothing, toys, musical instruments, food, furniture, and everything in between.
Sunshine Coast Shopping Centres
Sunshine Coast shopping centres are perfect places to unwind after a morning in the sun. The Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre in Maroochydore is a stand-out with over 200 specialty stores, a cinema complex, and several restaurants and bars. Other centres in the region include Kawana Shoppingworld, which has around 100 stores, and Stockland Caloundra, a centre with a variety of fashion, food, homewares, and gifts.
Sunshine Coast Shopping Precincts
From the laidback charm of boutique fashion and home wares retailers at Peregian Beach to the beachwear stores of Maroochydore and high-end retailers of Noosa’s Hastings Street, you’re bound to find a shopping strip to suit your interests. Once you’ve shopped beachside, escape to the cooler air of Maleny and Montville for something a little different: hinterland scenery, organic cafes, bookstores, boutiques, and galleries.