Shop ’til you Drop
Take a break from exploring the natural wonders neighbouring Townsville, indulging in some retail therapy in the city centre. Townsville has shed its reputation as a simple military town, emerging as a true metropolitan city in the Sunshine State’s north. Not only does this coastal enclave boast an impressive restaurant and cafe scene, but a population of boutiques and shopping precincts that will leave every retail addict satisfied.
Wander your way along the boutique-heavy streets which are all within a comfortable stroll within the CBD, gazing at the ample street art along your journey. Make your way down Townsville’s Flinders Street and discover local clothing designers, eclectic souvenirs and gifts, beauty options and a wide array of café and dining options.
City Arcade is a new edition to the Flinders Street shopping collection, offering a selection of creative, alternative boutiques alongside sophisticated convenience service offerings.
Another inner-city favourite located on the city’s south bank, Palmer Street captures the essence of international cuisine and is a prime location to start your night, or day, boasting award winning restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you desire Indian, Asian, Italian, Mexican, modern Australian or locally caught seafood, this is Townsville’s premium eating strip.
Palmer Street is also home to a number of accommodation options ranging from hotels to serviced apartments and backpacker accommodation. The central location and wide range of dining options makes it an ideal spot to stay, eat and shop! Stroll along Palmer Street to admire the historical buildings and boutique shops and visit the Maritime Museum.
The city also hosts a variety of major shopping centres and contemporary malls. Countless hours of retail release await you at one of Townsville’s many busy shopping precincts and retail centres.
Flinders Street Shopping
Townsville also has four major retail shopping centres.