shopping in palm cove

Things to do

Shopping & Markets

How to spend your pocket money

Shopping is a relaxed affair in Tropical North Queensland. Put on some comfortable shoes and spend the day visiting Cairns’ shopping centres, discount outlets and souvenir shops, or slip something over your swimmers and browse the boutique stores in the beachside villages of Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

If you’re a lover of antiques or retro, you’ll often find both special pieces and quirky finds in the vintage shops and second-hand stores in Cairns and many of the region’s towns. Put one of Tropical North Queensland markets on your visit list, too; from the well-established Rusty’s in Cairns where you can shop for dinner, buy a new outfit and have a massage all under one roof, to the eclectic Port Douglas Markets, set beneath the shady trees of Anzac Park. There are dozens of other regular markets to discover, each with its own distinct local flavour. If you’re shopping for gifts or something to take home, keep an eye out for unique artisan food products such as chocolate made from locally grown cocoa, tropical fruit liqueurs and vanilla and tea grown in the Daintree. Looking for a more lasting memento? The region’s many galleries

If you’re shopping for gifts or something to take home, keep an eye out for unique artisan food products such as chocolate made from locally grown cocoa, tropical fruit liqueurs and vanilla and tea grown in the Daintree. Looking for a more lasting memento? The region’s many galleries specialise in world-class art including Indigenous rainforest art at all budgets – from a simple print to an investment piece.

Visit With Sugar in Port Douglas for on trend gift ideas & homewares

Wander Macrossan Street in Port Douglas to see all the boutiques available

Rusty's Market in Cairns is the biggest farmers market in Tropical North Queensland

Coffee Works in Cairns makes a gift for someone back home

Shop and go

Hit the shops and markets for everything from international brands to local crafts.