Stores, Malls or Markets in Australia and Oceania

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    The Queen Victoria Building / QVB: a great shoppingarcade in Sydney

    by globetrott Written Jul 20, 2015

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    The Queen Victoria Building / QVB in Sydney is maybe the biggest of the elegant, old-fashioned shopping-arcades in the centre of Sydney. It was built in 1898 in the place of a local market and it was restored again in 1984 and it is nowadays not only the most beautiful shoppingcentre in Sydney, but also a place to eat inside some great cafes and restaurants and a place to relax in stylish, beautiful arcades and lots of pieces of art like the famous "Royal Clock" and the "Australian Clock"

    What to buy: There are lots of elegant boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the Queen Viktoria Building, read more about them in the link below !

    What to pay: Prices are mostly higher than in ordinary shopping-arcades, but the shops are also more exclusive.

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    The Strand of 1891: elegant shopping in Sydney

    by globetrott Written Jul 20, 2015

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    The Strand of 1891 is a very elegant shopping-arcade that was built as a connection between Pitt Street and George Street in Sydney, with a total length of 104 meters and it is 3 storeys high.
    The Strand Arcades was built by an english architect named John Spencer and the name was taken from "The Strand" in London, which used to be London's most popular street for shopping & theatre in the early 1900's.
    The Strand was finally opened on April 1st, 1892 and celebrated in the press as "The finest public thoroughfare in the Australian colonies."
    This great shopping-aracde finally was able to survive both World Wars, two depressions and even two major fires.
    You will find some unique architecture in the Strand: at each end of the arcade you will find a magnificent cedar staircase leading to the galleries of the second and third floor and both sides of the galleries are also linked in the middle by a central bridge.
    There are great tiles all over the Strand, some marble columns, finely carved cedar balustrades and shopfronts and some great ironworks, a place where I had some great time relaxing in one of the cafes on the groundfloor.

    What to buy: There are lots of elegant boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the Strand, read more about them in the link below !

    What to pay: Prices are mostly higher than in ordinary shopping-arcades, but the shops are also more exclusive.

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    ALDI: The cheapest supermarkets I found in Australia

    by globetrott Updated Jul 20, 2015

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    Tourists in Australia will soon realize that everything is quite expensive there and the only escape was the supermarket-chain of ALDI, a company that is well known in Germany and the rest of Europe as well and in Austria they are called HOFER !
    I was glad to find out that ALDI is mostly open even on sundays in Australia, read more about that in the Weblink below !
    ALDI has a certain system to sell high quality products of famous trademarks under their own labels for a much cheaper price than other supermarkets do.
    See their webpage below for more details !
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    In Bathurst for instance they are open Mon-Wed: 08.30am - 07.00pm
    Thu: 08.30am - 08.00pm & Fri - Sun: 08.30am - 07.00pm

    What to buy: Food, Drinks and sometimes even things that you have forgotten to take with you from home, when you travel around in a motorhome.

    What to pay: ALDI-prices are mostly slightly under the prices of other supermarkets.

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    PARKLEA MARKETS: BARGAINS GALORE in NSydney

    by AusPinay Updated Jul 7, 2008

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    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.

    shop till you drop for bargains and more
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    Myer-Centre

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    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

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    are on Colombo Street: all Duty Free Shops

    by pepples46 Updated Nov 15, 2003

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    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.....

    Colombo St.
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    Art Center Stall: Maori Craft

    by pepples46 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    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

    Maori Craft
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    Shoping center: Melbourne

    by olja1234 Updated Apr 11, 2003

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    Melbourne has many huge shoping centers.
    You can find there practically everything. You can do shoping spree, or just browsing.

    In the shoping center

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