Canberra is home to several large shopping malls spread throughout the city. So if you’re looking for shopping therapy or just want to know what’s hot in the Canberra shopping scene, read on.
- Canberra Center
- Canberra Mall
- Westfield Belconnen
- Westfield Wood
What makes a good mall?
A large mall is one that offers a bit of everything, from high-end boutiques to budget stores. It should also have a selection of restaurants and cafes, as well as other amenities like banks, ATMs, and a pharmacy. Let’s discuss in detail what makes a quality mall.
A variety of stores: A large mall should be like a one stop shop, where you can find everything you need under one roof. A variety of stores is essential so that whether you’re looking for groceries, clothing, housewares, or cosmetics, you can find what you need without having to visit multiple locations.
Well organised : Stores should also be well stocked and well organized so that you can easily find the items you are looking for. Additionally, the mall should be clean and well-maintained, with plenty of staff available to assist shoppers.
Good parking: It’s never pleasant to spend hours driving to find a park, so a center should have both ample parking and well-marked spaces so you can easily find your car when it’s time to go.
Places to eat: A good selection of restaurants, cafes and food court options helps ensure you have the energy to keep going. Additionally, convenient access to food can help make the shopping experience more enjoyable.
By providing a pleasant and convenient shopping experience, a large mall can become a destination in itself.
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When looking for a shopping center in Canberra, check out our list of Canberra Weeklyis best below.
Formerly known as the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, South.Point is a two-level mall that aims to create the best shopping, dining and entertainment experience for the whole family.
The center is located in the heart of South Canberra and is the main shopping center for the Tuggeranong area, catering to the many shopping needs of proud southerners.
Some of their major retailers include Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target, JB Hi-Fi, Lincraft, Rebel Sport, Cotton On, Limelight Cinemas, Priceline Pharmacy, Dobinsons and more. There are also a number of excellent dining options within the compound to enjoy while you shop.
Local guide Tinker Bell wrote this five-star review: “Great variety of great shopping great food court nice open parking facility close to public transport.”
Located in Fyshwick, Canberra Outlet Center is the city’s only shopping centre, offering shoppers quality retailers and great deals.
The center includes a popular food court and many top retailers such as Nike, TK Maxx, Lindt, Bonds Outlet, Harris Scarfe, JB Hi-Fi and more.
Their new Premium Mall offers a number of well-known international brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Guess, Oroton, Ugg and Swarovski.
Gagneet Singh wrote this five-star review on Google; “Great place to shop and eat. Has all the major clothing, accessories and footwear outlets here, with very reasonably priced and low priced items available. Food and drink outlets including Lindt are available, with plenty of places to sit, rest and eat.
Westfield Belconnen is one of Canberra’s most popular shopping centres, with a large number of fashion, beauty, home shops and more.
As well as a plethora of quality retailers, Westfield Belconnen also has a large food court, Hoyts cinema and iPlay arcade.
Lesley C left this Google review; “Usually get a park fairly easily. Concierge always very helpful and open to suggestions. Listen to complaints without feeling uncomfortable. Excellent variety of shops and food outlets.
Located right in the heart of the city, the Canberra Center is the ultimate fashion and lifestyle shopping destination for Canberrans.
They offer a mix of first-class shopping and first-class entertainment and have been recognized for their choice of quality retailers.
There are also plenty of great restaurants in and around the center to keep you energized while you shop.
Catherine Brunskill wrote this five-star review on Google; “Much appreciated that almost all the shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in this center were open during our stay. Not crowded but still a lively atmosphere. The dancing machine and shooting basketball in the playroom kept the kids active.
Conveniently located for residents of the Woden Valley, Westfield Woden has over 250 retail, leisure and dining outlets for shoppers to enjoy.
It has well known stores like Big W, Coles, Woolworths, Rebel Sport, Bonds as well as a Hoyts Cinema.
There’s a new section at the end of Bradley Street that features a number of great restaurants, including Grease Monkey and The Bavarian.
On Google, Emiliya Mustafina left this review; “Living 5 minutes from woden, I come here quite regularly. Lots of lovely shops and cafes in Westfield Woden. As a Westfield member, you can benefit from 3 hours of free parking. Simply download the “Westfield” app and enter your plate number. There is a nice big playroom for the kids. Highly recommended. However, I would like to see more entertainment for Westfield Woden customers in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the different malls in Canberra?
Canberra has a number of large shopping centers throughout the city. There’s one in Belconnen, Woden, Tuggeranong and of course right in town.