Sunshine Coast Shopping
The Sunshine Coast is unique enough in the shopping experiences that each major centre and township provides. As each shopping venue strongly reflects the lifestyle of each surrounding region.
Eumundi and Maryborough are reknowned for their strong market type emphasis. Here you'll be able to adequately devolop a feel for each area, pick up some special local discounts, sample some of the fine fresh produce and find a local treasure.
If you want to visit Noosa then you can expect more avant garde shops. Boutiques full of the latest fashions and a diversity of shopping to reflect each lifestyle area of the region.
Hervey Bay is also a unique and special place to go shopping. Finding that new bikini, a souvenir or anything of interest is easy with the superb range of shopping facilities on offer.
Sunshine Coast Shopping Tours
Main Sunshine Coast Shopping Areas
While there are plenty of shopping centres throughout the Sunshine Coast, your true taste of local life will come from taking a walk down the regular shopping streets. Rather than shop in a replica of something you have at home head to any one of these shopping strips to find a string of boutique shops, gift stores, local grocers, bakers, butchers and more. There are plenty of friendly cafes and takeaway stores that have operated in the area for years. They know the Sunshine Coast like the back of their hand, so if you need some advice on local activities these are the people to ask.
Locate the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and you’ll find a number of boutique shops and cafes nearby. There are plenty of beach fashions as well as locally popular take-aways, cafes and restaurants full of small town charm. After an afternoon of shopping you can choose from fish and chips on the beach to friendly café dining or even some of the best seafood restaurants on the coast.
Bulcock Street is considered one of the Sunshine Coast’s greatest shopping secrets. Caloundra’s sunny, tree lined street is home to over 100 local businesses that include everything from gifts & home wares to beauty services, food, fashion and even entertainment.
You’ll also find the Caloundra Country & Farmers Markets every Sunday at the Currimundi State School in Buderim St. Local Markets are a treasure trove of arts & crafts, boutique fashions, fresh produce, local wines and once loved items.
If you head to Birtwill Street in Coolum you’ll find a unique collection of small shops well worth visiting for their fashion, gifts, jewellery, home wares, souvenirs, beach supplies, books and much more.
This small, laidback town is known for its rich history and heritage listed buildings. The main street of Eumundi is lined with heritage-listed fig trees, wonderful old architecture and a range of unique shops. Browse through art galleries, glass art, hemp huts, book barns and even a chocolate factory.
As if the village style shopping wasn’t enough, every Wednesday and Saturday the town hosts the Eumundi Markets, attracting thousands of people to over 500 make it, bake it, design it, sew it or grow it type stalls.
High up on the Blackall Range is the renowned arts & crafts district of Montville. Take a scenic drive out here where you can shop, shop, shop to your heart’s content in this historic town of homemade gifts, unique fashions, traditional foods and friendly cafés.
Take a walk along the Mooloolaba Esplanade and bask in the sunshine as you visit a wealth of retail outlets. Where else can you enjoy such amazing seaside views while making holiday purchases from such an extensive range? First Avenue in Mooloolaba has also emerged of late as an upmarket shopping precinct of designer products from Australia and around the world.
Noosa – Hastings Street
The main strip of Noosa is often rated as one of Australia’s favourite getaway destinations. Among plenty of other appealing factors, Hastings Street is home to some of the best boutiques on the Sunshine Coast. The food is here is not to be taken for granted either, with plenty of restaurants and a bakery you cannot miss.
Not far from the foreshore and Surf Club of Perigian Beach you’ll discover a world of hip shops and cafes in Perigian Beach Square. The shops here range from small boutiques to arty stores and clothing & accessories.
Sunshine Coast Shopping Centres
Here is a short listing of some of the large shopping centres on the Sunshine Coast:
Bay Village On Hastings
18 Hastings St Noosa Heads
Ph: (07) 5447-4022
Big Top Shopping Centre
Duporth Ave Maroochydore
Ph: (07) 5443-4299
Centenary Square Shopping Centre
Currie St Nambour
Ph: (07) 5441-5766
Centrepoint Shopping Plaza
26/ Minchinton St Caloundra
Ph: (07) 5491-4877
Forest Glen Shopping Village
Mons Rd Forest Glen
Ph: (07) 5445-5442
Goldfields Plaza Shopping Centre
Nash St (Cnr Monkland St) Gympie
Ph: (07) 5482-6820
Kawana Shoppingworld Nicklin Way
(Cnr Point Cartwright Drv) Buddina
Ph: (07) 5444-1944
Noosa Fair Shopping Centre
Lanyana Way Noosa Junction
Ph: (07) 5447-3788
Noosa Junction Plaza
Sunshine Beach Rd Noosa Heads
Ph: (07) 5447-2522
Sunland Shopping Centre
47 Bowman Rd Caloundra
Ph: (07) 5491-3488
Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre
Horton Pde Maroochydore
Ph: (07) 5443-4133