WHEN IT COMES TO OUTLET SHOPPING CENTRES, SIZE TOTALLY MATTERS. THAT’S WHY HARBOUR TOWN – AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST OUTLET SHOPPING CENTRE, CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 15 MINUTES NORTH OF SURFERS PARADISE – IS ALWAYS ON OUR LIST OF ‘MUST VISIT’ GOLD COAST DESTINATIONS.
With over 240 stores spread throughout Harbour Town’s palm-lined, open-air malls, it’s hard
to picture a better spot for a shopping spree. Harbour Town is home to a plethora of Australian and international brands, most of which offer discounts of 30-70 per cent off. Expect to discover the likes of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Furla, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade, alongside iconic Australian brands like Oroton, UGG and Speedo. Having undergone several impressive transformations over the past few years (from the addition of the North West Mall to retailer upgrades, the arrival of new high-end brands and the unveiling of the Harbour Town Eats dining destination) there’s never been a better place to spend the day.
Because no one can shop on an empty stomach, Harbour Town Eats offers an alfresco dining experience like no other. With over 20 eateries – from quick bites and “street food” stalls, to banquet menus, café fare and a sports bar setting new gastronomic trends – there’s truly something for everyone, whether you’re a shopper, local or visiting tourist. Not to mention, the open-air plaza is the perfect meeting point for a pre-movie bite, before catching a flick at the Gold Coast’s most affordable big-screen complex, Reading Cinemas.
If you’re visiting from out of town, you may want to stop by Harbour Town’s Tourism Lounge before you hit the shops – they offer all the services you’ll need for a great day out, free of charge. It’s here that you can secure your luggage and shopping bags, enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water and pick up a Tourist Discount Card to score further savings across a wide range of Outlet stores. There is also a free Outlet Shopping Shuttle, exclusively for tourists. With pick-up points at four convenient locations in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, you can easily make your way to Harbour Town Premium Outlets for the ultimate day out.