Shopping in Cairns Qld Australia
Cairns is full of an assortment of different shops and the quality and variety of shopping is getting better by the day. On the main streets of Cairns (Shields St., Grafton St., Lake St., Spence St. and Abbott St.) you will find boutique shops, surf shops, convenience shops, bottle shops, souvenir shops, jewellery, and miscellaneous shops. All the upmarket overseas designers like Louis Vutton, expensive jewellers, opal shops and Duty Free Stores can be found on Abbott Street near the Casino.
Grafton Street has several trendy clothing stores and there are several shopping arcades throughout the City with hidden bargains, and assemblages of shops with all types of trinkets and gifts. On Lake Street and Shields Street you will find your cheaper budget shops and souvenir shops and on the Esplanade and Shields Street you will find art galleries, surf shops and several Aboriginal art and artefacts stores.
Cairns Central Shopping Centre is located at the edge of the city on Shields and McLeod Street and has several specialty retailers, convenience stores, department stores such as Myer and Target and groceries stores like Coles and Bilo.
The Pier Shopping Centre, at the other end of town, has several clothing, shoe, and sportswear shops. On the weekends you will find the Esplanade markets set up along the Esplanade promenade featuring locally produced arts, crafts and clothing.
Rusty’s Markets on Sheridan Street runs from Friday to Sunday and features fresh Tropical fruits and vegetables, pastas, oils, nuts, seafood, organic breads and dips some you have never seen before nor know how to cook them. These markets are very eclectic and you get to meet people from all over the world. You can have free tastings and learn how to use cook the amazing array of farm fresh produce.