Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide, SA. Photo by Greg Snell.
With the Australian dollar currently at lower levels, visitors to Australia will be getting more bang for their buck, making it the perfect time to hit the shops. From local designer clothes and homewares to handmade jewellery and classic souvenirs, there are many different ways to experience an Australian shopping adventure.
The best way to explore Australia’s endless boutiques, markets and malls is on a personal shopping tour. Not only will you be shown the best quality stores and hidden shopping gems, but some tours also offer perks such as carrying your shopping bags, personal styling tips or quirky transport.
A Vintage Outing, Melbourne, VIC
This tour is especially suited to those who have a love affair with all things vintage. You will be chauffeured around in a restored 1960’s Fiat 1500s to some of Melbourne’s finest vintage stores by Betty and Miss Shirley.
Chauffeur Shopping Experience, Sydney, NSW
This tour is all about luxury, with your own driver and a personal stylist for a 30 minute style consultation. The expert stylist will then take you to the best hot spots in Sydney for two and a half hours of shopping bliss.
City Gems Shopping Tour, Brisbane, QLD
With your local guide by your side, this three hour walking tour will take you straight to Brisbane’s hidden shopping spots. But don’t feel you have to stick to the city, they also offer shopping tours in the popular suburbs of Paddington and Fortitude Valley.
Central Market Tours, Adelaide, SA
If food and produce are more your style, this tour will excite your taste buds as you wander the markets meeting growers and sampling fresh gourmet delights. You will be guided through the 140 year old Adelaide Central Market with a local guide who will introduce you to some of South Australia’s amazing produce.