This shop dates back to the year 1872 - that is quite old for NSW - and I did some shopping there for my travel in a motorhome around NSW.
What to buy: It is a well-sorted supermarket with almost everything that a tourist will need.
What to pay: Prices are the same as in the rest of the country, BUT of course you have to considder that Australia in general is quite expensive when it comes to food !
This is the supermarket opposite of the restaurant & hotel Willow tree Inn and I thought that they have quite a good choice of the things that tourists need while driving around Australia in a motorhome.
What to buy: It is a well-sorted supermarket and you will find all the things that a tourist might need, when driving around in a car. And it is quite easy to park your car closeby.
What to pay: Prices are in general a bit more expensive than in Europe, mainly fruits and meat are a lot more expensive than in Europe - so be prepared of this facts, when you plan to travel to Australia !
When you drive through remote areas of New South Wales you will not always find a good and well-sorted supermarket, but here in Dungog I found one, not far from the roundabout and it also had enough car-parking spaces closeby in the main street.
What to buy: It is a wellsorted supermarket for food and things of everyday life that you might need, when travelling around Australia in a motorhome or ordinary car.
What to pay: Be prepared, when travelling to Australia: food, meat and fruits are a lot more expensive than in Europe and other parts of the world !
This place is huge, a treasure trove of international food, fashion and flair displaying all the best Australia has to offer all under one roof with thousands of bargains.You will literally shop till you drop so give this a good amount of time to enjoy to the utmost!
There are toys, tools, kitchenware, camping / fishing goods, cosmetics, jewellery, fresh flowers, computer software, souvenirs, car accessories, plants, gardening goods and much, much more. There is also a petshop where you can take the kids to enjoy watching various types of puppies, guinea pigs, rabbits, kittens, birds and fish on display and available for sale. Accessories are also sold, like state of the art aquariums, animal cages, etc.
We come here almost every week being just a stone's throw from our home, about half an hour's walk or less than five minute's drive.
It must be mentioned they are only open weekends and sometimes on long weekends or public holidays.It is not common to see dozens of buses full of "tourists" doing shopping trips to this place. It can be really crowded on public holidays. Sundays are a bit quiet. It is an indoor marketplace so rain or shine, the fun continues!
There is also ample parking spaces and we have our own secret spots to park, near the markets which only true blue locals know. Most travelers here park their car at the right side at the huge parking area near the front. There's parking nearer but I am not at liberty to tell,LOL!
What to buy: You can buy almost anything here- even furnitures, rugs, computers and accessories, electrical appliances, all at discounted prices.
But my favourites items are the fresh produce which range from $1 a kilo for potatoes, onions, etc. One tip is to go there towards closing time around 4 pm as most products are almost free! But it is better to go early if you want to get fresh fish and meats.
There is a good selection of cheeses, ham and other cured meats from the deli and also freshly baked breads and rolls, savoury and sweet baked goods from the two Asian bakeries selling international kinds of breads and pastries. Our faves are the Lebanese breads, the custard tarts, macaroons, etc.
The markets are also ahead where fashion is concerned so all ages, for both sexes, etc, are catered for.
If you get hungry, there are plenty of eating/dining options from a bistro upstairs where you can order steaks, roast meats, etc to take away and fast food shops or even stalls selling freshly cooked juicy corn on the cob, Aussie pies, sausage rolls or even bacon and eggs cooked while you wait! There's a burger house and fish and chips place too!Plenty of seating for dining are also available outside the markets as well as picnic tables when it is usually sunny outside even in winter.
Another tip: You can have your watches fixed or batteries changed for a fraction of a cost compared to ordinary shops in the shopping centres.
What to pay: From a dollar each kilo for many vegetables especially near closing time. A bunch of garlic usually is cheaper here too- from $0.99 to $1.99 or even cheaper depending on the season. Pork chops are around $7 a kilo, much cheaper than supermarkets. Even fish- basa or bream from $9 a kilo or cheaper. Yellow tail sometimes sell as low as $3.99 a kilo, amazing! The fish market in our plaza never sells less than $10/kilo for any fish, as I have noticed for the last 3 years!
Tops starts from $5 each and decent handbags from $8. Name brands are higher but still reasonably priced.
We picked up a Belgian rug for $30 dollars! Cannon bath towels-from $5, small computer notebooks from $350, my sister got one herself and comes with warranty. The shops are mostly regular ones so you are assured they are not fly by night hawkwers.
in Brisbane....multistoreyed shopping Complex in Downtown , nice Victorian Building and
what ever you want, I bet it underwent a refurbishment and even better shops have been added...my last visit in 1992
all Duty Free Shops are on Colombo Street in Christchurch. DFS in NZL is very compatitive and best deals in the Region. Australia is more expensive. when you are an Airline ticket holder for an international flight, you can order here in Colombo St. when you fiy out of Christchurch pick up on the Airport...where DFS is slightly more expensive.
oh and ask for a returnform for GST, Good and Service Tax, you are entitled to get your 12.5% back when leaving the Country
What to buy: local jewellery, french parfume, ciggarettes, booze....very fine local knitewear, pure wool, cashmere.....
a Stall at the Art Center in Christchurch, click on the pic and see for yourself
What to buy: from US$15.- you can take away a fine woodcarving.
bonecarvings are my favorite though
Melbourne has many huge shoping centers.
You can find there practically everything. You can do shoping spree, or just browsing.
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