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Shopping in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays has a great variety of interesting shops on offer, with many individually- owned stores having their own distinct style, as well as colourful markets around the region. Jewellery, homewares, artworks and indigenous artefacts are all to be found by the curious shopper, as well as fashions, food and fun things for the kids. Not surprisingly, the main street of Airlie Beach is dotted with souvenir shops with colourful swimwear, sarongs, sandals and sunhats swinging from rails on the footpath. 

For a unique experience check out Proserpine’s lanes and alleyways with their striking ‘Art Deco’ shopfronts. Wander through the narrow lanes filled with clothing and delve into a cornucopia of homewares, jewellery and gemstones. Don't forget to check out the great boutique offerings in Bowen too. Some of the island resorts also offer retail therapy with leisurewear, bags, shoes and swimmers on offer to give your holiday some zing! And if you’re looking for something uniquely Australian, there are shops offering didgeridoos, boomerangs and Australian opals.


Markets are a highlight of holidaying in The Whitsundays with brightly coloured clothing, jewellery, bags and sarongs glinting in the sunshine. The smell of fresh produce mingles with the aroma of coffee, as locals and holidaymakers’ pore over bric-a-brac, books, paintings and homemade crafts.

Markets in The Whitsundays 

Saturday morning .....................Airlie Beach Foreshore

Sunday morning .......................Hansen Park, Bowen

Monthly .....................................Collinsville

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