Shop 'til you drop

From antiques to fashion, homewares and furniture, in Townsville North Queensland there’s an awesome range of boutiques that will motivate you to shop, literally till you drop.

Get your purses at the ready and check out this blog for the ultimate girls guide to a day of shopping in Townsville's CBD. 

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Cannon Park

Cannon Park is a lifestyle centre including a six screen cinema complex and a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants. Located diagonally across from Willows Shopping Centre on Hervey Range Road and Riverway, it also houses Townsville's only Kingpin Bowling Lounge and laser skirmish and is nearby to a roller skate rink and indoor sports complex.

CastleTown Shoppingworld

You're invited to their modern, clean, air conditioned shopping centre situated right in the Townsville greater Central Business District. Shopping is easy at CastleTown. The centre has an easy-to-manouevre layout, with over 150 stores, including Woolworths Supermarket, Target, Big W, Best and Less, Cotton On Mega Store and the Reject Shop to choose from during your visit to their northern Australian city. CastleTown is home to a wealth of fashion and accessory stores to suit men, women, children and babies. You’ll find all manner of fashion from denim to designer wear. The centre also has several stores that specialise in plus size fashion. The centre has several jewellery stores, optical and sunglasses stores, handbag stores, along with major discount department stores to cater to all of your fashion and accessory needs. While you’re there you can also indulge in a facial, massage or other beauty and hair service from one of their many beauty and hair salons. CastleTown also has a fabulous array of homewares available, along with six banks, a Travelex outlet, Travel Money Oz, Australia Post, two travel agents and a great selection of food court outlets, cafe's and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy!

Central Village

Central Village showcases sidewalk cafes, open air dining, a pedestrian plaza, as well as abundant patron car parking. It's an ideal location to start your night out or take the family for dinner and movie. Central Village Includes: Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Max Brenner Chocolate Shop, Hog's Breath Cafe, Guzman Y Gomez, Relish Cafe, Reds Salon, Fratello Coffee, Snap Fitness.

City Lane Townsville

The dining scene in Townsville North Queensland has come alive with Townsville's first creative laneway precinct, City Lane, offering a bevy of dining options to tempt everyone's taste buds. City Lane is a sophisticated, New York inspired precinct complete with street art, funky décor and an atmosphere to match! The City Lane precinct truly is the day to night dining solution. The seamless combination of a somewhat contrasting collection of bars and eateries just works! City Lane has brought sophistication, vibrancy and style into the heart of Townsville City and is a 'must visit' while in Townsville North Queensland. Dining options within City Lane include: Paleo Cafe, Shaw and Co, Donna Bionda, The Courtyard and Sakana.

Cotters Markets

Discover North Queensland's freshest produce, award winning arts and crafts and a collection of local stalls, entertainment and gift ideas at Cotters Markets. Held every Sunday from 8.30am until 1pm. The markets offer ultra-fresh fruit and vegetables, stunning jewellery, original art works, massages, woodwork, stuffed toads, home-baked cakes, gifts for all occasions and entertainment. Come along and check it out!

Flinders Street East

Known as the restaurant and nightlife precinct of Townsville, you will find an excellent choice of international cuisine and fun bars and pubs to visit on Flinders Street East. The choices of restaurants range from Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian as well as an Irish pub. Come along with family and friends for a great day out!

Flinders Street Shopping

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.

Gregory Street

If you like shopping in independent boutiques and looking for the latest style in homewares you are going to love Gregory Street in Townsville. Running off The Strand, this street has an eclectic mix of boutiques, homewares, cafes and restaurants and you can spend an enjoyable few hours browsing through the stores. Revive with coffee and cake or a long lunch in one of the many cafes along the strip.

Palmer Street

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, French, 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.