Shopping / Markets

Cairns has an abundance of great shopping locations, from markets offering locally made products to shopping centres with all your favourite chain stores.

There are also souvenir shops that sell prints, pearls and all types of Australiana products that you can take home, to remind you of your trip to Cairns.

If you want to take a treat of Tropical North Queensland home with you, check out Coffee Works gourmet store located in the Cairns CBD. You will find over 40 beans and blends, from local plantations and all around the world, 100 specialty teas, over 50 chocolate flavours, takeaway coffees and so much more.

Also in the CBD, is Cairns Central Shopping Centre, offering over 180 stores. The centre is fully enclosed and offers an extensive range of stores and services including Myer, Target, Kmart, Coles, and Vmax screens at Event Cinemas.

DFO Cairns is the home of fashion and bargains. Home to international brands such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Oakley and Oroton, this retail outlet comprises 57 specialty stores, with up to 70 per cent off original prices.

The Pier Cairns Shopping Centre is home to enviable waterfront shopping and dining. This is where you will find local and international fashion labels, funky footwear, swimwear, precious gemstone jewellery and an array of specialty shops to suit all your needs. Overlooking Trinity Bay and the Marlin Marina, the Pier is located between the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and the International Reef Fleet Terminal.

DFS Galleria Cairns offers the best brands in fashion, accessories, watches, jewellery, food and wine. If you’re travelling internationally within 60 days of purchase, you will enjoy tax and duty-free savings.

Further out of Cairns CBD you will find Stockland Shopping Centre in Earlville, Smithfield Shopping Centre and Mount Sheridan Plaza.

A variety of markets operate across Cairns and the beaches showcasing quality products including jewellery, leatherwork, pottery, clothes and skincare. Treat yourself to something nice, pick up some souvenirs or buy some gifts for family and friends back home.

Cairns Esplanade Markets
Every Saturday, 8am-4pm, by the Lagoon
The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here. Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercising equipment and children’s play grounds.

Cairns Night Markets
Open every day of the year from 5pm-11pm, 71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns CBD
Each night when the sun sets, Cairns Night Markets come alive offering over 70 retail shops and a myriad of food options. Grab dinner and hunt for a bargain. There is something for everyone including pearls, silver, clothing, massage oils, t-shirts, arts, crafts, Australian food products, plenty of souvenirs and gifts.

Tanks Markets
Last Sunday of the month, April to November, 9am-2pm, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill.
Showcasing a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and
local natural health products and treatments, the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning. Market stalls line Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live
entertainment provided by local musicians.

Holloways Beach Markets
Second Sunday of the month, March to November on the beach esplanade.
Stroll amongst the stalls shaded by the beautiful beachfront trees and palms. Stalls are many and varied including food and coffee, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing, jewellery, tropical plants including orchids, honey, sausage sizzles, bric-a-brac, massage, toys, books and much more.

Palm Cove Markets
First Sunday of the month, April to December, 8am-2pm, Williams Esplanade.
The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food. The markets have great family friendly activities including free crazy golf and jumping castle.

Atherton Tablelands
If you are travelling outside of Cairns, check out the Atherton Tablelands section on our website for more information on the many local markets in the area.

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