Where to Shop - Night Markets, Stockland, The Pier & More

Shopping in Cairns

Cairns has an abundance of great shopping locations, from markets offering locally made products to shopping centres with all the latest fashions from your favourite chain stores. There's a bunch of great fashion boutiques offering international and Australian clothes that will have you well dressed and well heeled for a day out on the beach or a night out at a local bar.

There are heaps of souvenir shops that sell photographic prints, pearls and all types of Australiana products that you can take home to remind you of your trip to Cairns. You might also like to check out some art galleries for something a little more special. See below for a list of the most popular shopping hotspots in Cairns. If we've missed any, please let us know, or submit a free listing to our Cairns directory.

Cairns Shopping Centres

Cairns Night Markets

Cairns Night Markets one of Far North Queenslands most popular tourist attractions. The Night Markets boasts 130 stalls and a food court. The centre is also air conditioned. This is the perfect place to get handmade local gifts & souvenirs.

"Inspired by similar international markets in Hawaii and South East Asia, the Cairns Night Markets were created as a way for local traders to promote their North Queensland souvenirs to the demanding tourist market."

The markets are open everyday from 4:30pm to 11pm.

71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: 07 4051 7666

The Pier, Cairns

Home to enviable waterfront dining, cool comfortable shopping and a relaxing time out, The Pier is unlike any other shopping centre in Cairns. 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. Their art gallery boasts work exclusively supplied by local artists and the resident astronomer is the telescope and binocular specialist in FNQ. You can also find everyday services including health and beauty, ATMs, tour bookings, and regular events suitable for the family.

Come down to The Pier Cairns for a refreshingly different shopping and dining experience. Overlooking Trinity Bay and the Marlin Marina, The Pier is located between the Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and the International Reef Fleet Terminal. For more information visit their website.

Pier Point Rd, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 07 4052 7749

Cairns Central

There are over 180 stores at Cairns Central Shopping Centre which makes it the largest shopping centre in Far North Queensland. There's all your favourite chain stores as well as Myer, Target, Coles JB Hi-Fi and Birch, Carroll and Coyle cinemas. You can shop all day and stop off at the food court which has a range of cuisines for you to choose from. The centre is open Monday to Sunday and different stores have different trading hours with Coles being open until 9pm each evening.

Cnr Mcleod & Spence Sts, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 07 4041 4111

DFO Cairns

DFO is fairly new to Cairns and is located just outside the city centre and open 7 days a week. DFO Cairns is one of the only places you'll find in North Queensland which sells top brands from all over the world. You'll find Ralph Lauren, Guess, Oroton, Quicksilver as well as a number of Health, Beauty and Gift shops. You will also be able to buy from Brumby's Bakery, BWS, Coles, Sanity Music and a number of cafes and fast food stores.

274 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 07 4051 7444

DFS Galleria Cairns

DFS Galleria Cairns delivers a curated assortment of the world’s leading brands in fashion, accessories, watches, jewellery and unique local gifts, food and wine. You’ll be delighted by what you’ll find. And if you’re travelling internationally within 60 days of purchase, you’ll enjoy tax and duty free savings when you present your itinerary and passport.

Open everyday from 12.00pm-8.00pm.

Corner of Abbott and Spence Streets, Cairns
Phone: 07 4031 2446

Smithfield Centre

Smithfield Shopping Centre is like most suburban centres in your home city with ladies and mens fashion boutiques, footwear stores, hair and beauty stores and then also butchers, bakeries and the major shops like Coles, Woolworths, Dan Murphy's and Kmart. You will be able to get everything for your holiday in Cairns whether you're stocking up on food and drink for your apartment or if you need a new outfit. The centre is open Monday to Sunday.

Cnr Captain Cook & Kennedy Hwys, Smithfield Qld 4878
Phone: 07 4038 1006

Stockland Cairns

Stockland Cairns is located outside the CBD in the suburb of Earlville and is home to over 125 specialty stores which sell everything from ladies fashion, footwear to home wares and gifts. There is also the major stores which makes this centre a one stop shop like Woolworths, Coles, Target, Big W and Amart. You can also catch a movie at the Birch Carrol and Coyle cinemas.

537 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 07 4041 4111