Best Gold coast shopping centre’s

Living on the Gold Coast is great due to its beautiful beaches, sunshine and its large array of fun and adventurous outdoor activities. But when you want to get away from all that, the Gold Coast offers some of the best shopping centre’s and retail outlets in Queensland. Perfect for when you have spent too much time in the sun and are looking forward to some retail therapy.

Although, as a tourists in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach you will be close to some great retail outlets and smaller shopping centre’s. However, for locals, if you are out to snare a bargain, let’s admit, just like all shoppers do, you are going to want to get yourself to the 5 of the best Gold Coast shopping centre’s in town.

Below you will find the 5 best Gold Coast Shopping Centre’s in town, voted by local Gold Coasters, so you know you are getting it straight from the horse’s mouth.


  1. Robina Town Centre
    19 Robina Town Centre Drive

    Gold coast shopping centre’s

    Robina Town Centre Promenade

    This is on the top of the list as it has just undergone a major restoration adding new stores and giving the place a much nicer appeal to shoppers. You can find anything you want here at Robin Town Center from a giant food court, grocery stores, fashion wear, cinemas and the list is endless.

    To get a scale on how large this shopping centre is, you can download and the Robina Town Centre App to help find yourself a car park once you arrive. Although, you may want to steer clear over the Christmas holiday period because this place gets quite busy to say the very least!

  1. Runaway Bay Shopping Village
    10-12 Lae Drive, Runaway BayThis is another one of the larger Gold Coast shopping centres that locals love for its practicality. It is home to a Woolworths, Target and a Big W to give you a rough scale on the size proportion of this place. Here you can find everything you need under one roof from food shops to fashion outlets.
  2. Harbour Town Shopping Centre
    Gold Coast Highway, Corner of Oxley Drive, Biggera WatersThere is no doubt while this Gold Coast shopping centre is in the top 3. With its vast range of brand outlets that offer a minimum of 30% off. From Nike, Rivers, Oroton, R.M Williams, Ralph Loren, Ugg and many more. As an actual fact there are 220 stores in total along with a cinema, cafes and restaurants. Perfect if you have a big day ahead of you for bargain hunting.
  1. Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
    Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach

    Gold coast shopping centre’s

    Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

    Pac fair as it is so famously called is one of the largest shopping centre’s on the coast. Now with is $670 million dollar renovation due to be complete in 2016, it will surely be on the top of the best Gold Coast shopping centre’s without a doubt!

    It already has over 130 stores and from the renovation another 100 will be added along with an extra 46,000 square metres of space! Definitely a shopping centre worth checking out!

  2. Marina Mirage
    74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

This is one of the fanciest and most luxurious shopping centre’s on the Gold Coast. Marina Mirage will pleasure you with such shops from French Connection, Guess, Witchery, Hermes and Seed. Marina Mirage is also very near to famously deluxe hotels and restaurants.

  1. Australia Fair Shopping Centre
    42 Marine Parade, SouthportA little older than the rest, Australia Fair is in a stunningly unique location, directly opposite the Broadwater. Being popular among locals, this shopping centre boasts quite a lot of potential and with a new dining area set to be ready in April 2015 (next month) it will bring in many more shoppers.

So there you have it, the best Gold Coast shopping centre’s voted by locals! Which one is your favourite?


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