With a variety of artisan and farmers markets, cutting-edge fashion boutiques and air-conditioned plaza shopping, the Sunshine Coast offers a bit of everything. Local markets offer one-of-a-kind trinkets, tasty food, handmade garments, original artworks, artisan furniture, home wares and jewellery. Eumundi heads the list of market destinations on the Sunshine Coast, with the whole town revolving around the market held every Wednesday and Saturday. Other excellent markets include the Noosa Farmers Market, Peregian Beach Market, Cotton Tree Market and Caloundra Street Fair which is always vibrant and buzzing with live music and entertainment.

You will find shopping centres and retail outlets along the esplanades and board walks and in the historical towns of the hinterland. From the relaxed main street of Caloundra to the upmarket, elegant fashion boutiques in Hastings Street, Noosa, or Gympie Terrace in Noosaville, the Mooloolaba Esplanade or the European-style main street of Montville, each centre offers tranquillity that comes with roaming through retail outlets without stress. For all your favourite fashion chain stores, head to Sunshine Plaza in Maroochydore, which also has a great selection of independent retail stores and department stores.