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The ultimate shopping guide for the Sunshine Coast

27 Mar 2019

Next time you visit the Sunshine Coast, we recommend leaving space in your luggage for the journey home.

Sunshine Plaza, the region’s largest shopping destination, has recently expanded bringing with it more than 100 new stores.

Located in the heart of Maroochydore on the banks of Cornmeal Creek, Sunshine Plaza is a truly unique shopping experience.

Enjoy the views as you explore boutiques and international labels, just minutes from the patrolled beaches of Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Here we share our ultimate shopping guide for the Sunshine Coast for those looking to take some time out from the sun and surf and indulge in a little retail therapy.

Sunshine Plaza

Sunshine Plaza has recently undergone a major renovation, bringing more than 100 new and exciting stores to the heart of Maroochydore.

The officially opening after the renovation was held on 28 March 2019, unveiling a David Jones, H&M, Mecca, Sephora, lululemon, swimwear label Baku and more… feeling excited yet?

Unlike other shopping precincts Sunshine Plaza is set on the banks of Cornmeal Creek, where you will find a number of mouth-watering eateries taking full advantage of the view.

And the best part? In mid-2019 Sunshine Plaza will welcome a new high ropes adventure course.

Who said shopping wasn’t an extreme sport?

Kawana Shoppingworld

Another shopping precinct having recently undergone a major renovation in Kawana Shoppingworld.

Here, just minutes from the popular Point Cartwright and Kawana Beach, you can enjoy a Gold Class movie experience at the brand-new Event Cinemas.

Kawana Shoppingworld is also home to a vibrant alfresco dining scene.

What better way to while away an afternoon?

Local Markets

There’s no better way to explore the Sunshine Coast’s vibrant culture than through the market scene.

From Friday night the Sunshine Coast comes alive with vibrant street fairs that span the region from Caloundra to Noosa and the Hinterland.

Meet local artisans as you explore home-made wares, or discover our local food scene at a farmer’s market.

In March 2019 the biggest and best art and craft market in Australia, Original Eumundi Markets, celebrated their 40th birthday, and are a must-see for visitors to the Sunshine Coast.

For a full-list of the markets being held during your time on the Sunshine Coast, visit here.

Noosa Civic

Just 10 minutes from Noosa’s iconic Hastings Street - a must-see shopping destination in itself - lies Noosa Civic.

Noosa Civic is the largest shopping destination on the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and is home to more than 100 speciality stores.

With plenty of free parking, it’s an easy win for those looking to satisfy their retail fix.


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