The essential Port Douglas shopping guide
There’s nowhere better to escape the everyday and unwind than Port Dougals, one of the best day trips from Cairns or place to base yourself for a getaway of both relaxation and adventure. But getting flat out on perfect beaches, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, or cutting through clear waters on a yacht aren’t the only way to relax and recharge. A touch of retail therapy goes a long way, and the shopping in Port Douglas is plentiful and diverse.
If you’re planning a Port Douglas holiday, a spot of shopping should be top of your list. The local art, jewellery, fashion, and homewares on offer are the ideal reminder of your time in this beautiful slice of Queensland, or a unique gift for that lucky someone.
A stalwart of Port Douglas’ shopping scene, Ginni Boutique is an essential stop for the discerning fashion lover. Here you’ll find original, quality pieces ideal for travel by Australian designers including Moss & Spy, Lisa Barron, Megan Salmon, Maiocchi, 7 Sister, and Andiamo, as well as a selection of European designers. If you’re on the hunt for evening or races wear, Ginni is the boutique for you.
Where: Shop 6, 51 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Take a bit of the spirit of Port Douglas home with you when you pick up an original artwork from Ngarru Gallery. Specialising in indigenous fine art, Ngarru showcases one of the finest collections of high-end indigenous art in Queensland, while also promoting a number of aspiring and up and coming artists. As well as paintings, you’ll find artefacts, sculpture, and weavings, and art-inspired giftware.
The staff are passionate about indigenous art and their expertise is on show from the minute you walk through the door. They’ll take the time to guide you piece by piece through the gallery so you’re sure to find something that resonates.
Ngarru Gallery is in the centre of Port Douglas on Macrossan Street, and open each day from 10am.
Where: Shop 1/31 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Wicked Willie’s Jewellery
Treat a special someone back home, or pick up a memento you’ll always treasure at Wicked Willie’s, a Port Douglas jeweller with a legion of loyal fans. Open since 1994, this jeweller specialises in pearls, including freshwater, Broome and Tahitian, and precious and semi precious stones, and can hand-make bespoke pieces in store. Meet the friendly team and take home an original design.
Where: Shop 4, 2 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
In a town where they take relaxation seriously, what better souvenir to take home than a locally designed and made swimsuit, with prints designed by local artists? Swimwear brand Tahitian Lime is the brainchild of Sydney-born sisters, Prue and Brooke Needham, who launched their label in 2016 and now call the sunny shores of Port Douglas home.
Born from a love of the ocean, their proudly bright, bold, Australian designs are made with textiles sourced in Italy, and include swimwear, clothing, and accessories.
Where: Shop 8, 20 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Just along from Tahitian Lime, you’ll spot the captivating carnival style lights of Aloha Lucy, the perfect Port Douglas shopping stop if you’re looking to take home a bit of beach-side chic. Home to stunning lightweight bohemian beachwear and accessories ideal for a night out by the water, this boutique is a must.
Where: Shop 1, 18 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Martinique Island Style
Tucked in behind the sophisticated waterside cocktail bar, Barbados, and owned and run by the same local couple, Martinique Island Style is a treasure trove of unique, luxury fashion, jewellery, and homewares and a must for lovers of design. No shopping trip in Port Douglas is complete without picking up a new piece from this refined collection of furniture and accessories and bringing a touch of the Tropical North Queensland back to your place.
Where: Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas
Captain & Crew
Whether you’re hitting the beach or looking to dress up for a day out on a yacht, the experienced team at menswear store Captain & Crew has your look sorted from head to toe. Stocking labels for boys and men, you’ll find high end international labels and staff who go above and beyond to meet your needs.
Where: 1/16 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Deep Whole Foods
Tucked away from the main street on the corner of Owen and Warner Streets, Deep Whole Foods is a specialty grocer and health food store, offering up a tightly curated selection of whole food staples, as well as coffee, teas, juices, and paleo and gluten-free snacks.
Whether you’re after bone broth, locally made kombucha, kimchi, or some high-quality organic dark chocolate, you’ll find it here.
Where: Shop 1, Corner Warner and Owen Streets, Port Douglas
Whileaway Bookshop and Cafe
As the name suggests, you can certainly while away the hours at this charming Port Douglas book shop, and not only because half of the store is also a cafe serving up coffee, tea and sweet treats.
Inside Whileaway you’ll find a book lover’s utopia – beach reads, heavy coffee table tomes, fun kids activity books – and plenty of gorgeous toys and greeting cards for all occasions.
Where: 2/43 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Track down the perfect gift for that special someone at With Sugar, a store brimming with unique gifts and special pieces to suit any taste or budget. From eco water bottles and coffee cups through to jewellery, locally made beeswax candles to board games, and toys, there’s something for everyone. Don’t leave Port Douglas without poking your head into this fantastic gift shop.
Where: Shop 4, Anchor Reef House, 40 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
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