Sunshine Plaza Shopping Mall

Sunshine Plaza Shopping

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The first super-regional shopping centre north of Brisbane.

If you are looking for a good grocery store on the Sunshine Coast you can always find one at the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Mall.  And if you are in the Maroochydore/ Mooloolaba region searching for “Shopping Centre near me” or “Woollies near me” you will no doubt come across the Sunshine Plaza Mall.

There is every imaginable shop, ranging from Baker’s Delight to Kathmandu sale shop… as well as Anaconda Stores for all your shopping needs. The Sunshine Plaza shopping centre also caters for those who may need an upgrade on their mobile phone at the Telstra Shop.  There are electronic stores to browse and a TV shop to buy the latest sound equipment or a popular movie.  And yes, there is a Reject Shop where you will find that bargain item.  There is even a tobacconist at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre.

Every outlet is catered for… from a quaint book store to the all-important food court. Why not enjoy your Muffin Break coffee while you do your Coles online shopping? There is even a Barber Shop where you can get the latest hairstyles, while others go shopping.  You may even find the Secret Sneakers Store.  

With Black Friday 2021 approaching, Sunshine Coast locals will find the greatest range of gift ideas and homewares to choose from.  So be prepared for the Black Friday sales so that you can be ready for Click Frenzy and other Online shopping opportunities.

Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment

In March 2019, Sunshine Coast Mayor, Cr Mark Jamieson joined APPF Retail, The GPT Group and Lendlease to celebrate the official opening of Sunshine Plaza’s $440 million redevelopment.

Sunshine Plaza’s grand opening

Sunshine Plaza

The celebrations included the opening of the Sunshine Coast’s first David Jones, H&M, Sephora, Lululemon and Sheike stores, as well as a new Big W, Kathmandu, JB Hi-fi, MECCA, Seed Heritage, Endota Spa and Baku, to name but a few.

The new stores took Sunshine Plaza’s total retailer count to 345 over 107,000sqm and elevated the Centre to be the first super-regional shopping centre north of Brisbane.

The redevelopment, which commenced construction in August 2016, is estimated to have generated close to 2,900 jobs over the past two-and-a-half years, and a further 2,300 retail jobs are expected to be created.

The only way to truly know what you’re getting is to see and feel it for real. 

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Queensland Garden Expo

Growing camelias

Visit Queensland’s premier gardening event that attracts over 40 thousand visitors from throughout Australia and even from New Zealand. 

Some of Australia’s leading gardening experts are there to deliver lectures, demonstrations and workshops.  The expo is held at the Nambour Showground, attracting experienced gardeners as well as novices and is well worth a visit for anyone on the Sunshine Coast. 

Nambour is in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and the Queensland Garden Expo this year runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July, opening at 8am each day.  Limited parking is available within the Showgrounds for $7 per car per day.

The Queensland Garden Expo is a well organised event… A visit to the Expo is a day out for the whole family to enjoy.

You will learn about…
growing all types of plants,
garden-to-table food ideas
organic kitchen gardens,
herb gardens,
reflection gardens,
eating your own greens,
natural remedies,
getting bees back into your garden,
managing pests,
how to compost at home,
worm farming,
floral decorations,
the best turfs for Queensland lawns and so much more.

…and there are plenty of plants and garden related items to purchase.  There are plants for every situation with fantastic plant displays of perennials, ferns, succulents, camelias, rare plants and orchids.

There is no need to carry your plant purchases around. There’s even a “plant cloak room” to park your plants while you browse. 

There are also cooking demonstrations. 

Cooking Demonstration

Tim Adams Coffee is in abundance and there is plenty of shade and seating where you can relax and soak up the ambience.

Gardening Workshops

There are lots of workshops to participate in.  Create your very own mini-succulent garden.  Make a simple macramé pot hanger for your new plant purchase. 

Find gardening product advice on tools, equipment, how to grow the best lawns for your area and the latest trends.  Get the top tips for growing an abundant vegie patch at home.  Obtain garden advice for mulching and worm farming.

Learn all about fruit trees and native plants and beating the bugs in your garden.  Visit the wonderful floral design displays and arrangements and be inspired.

Wander in the reflection gardens and get some great ideas.  Hear talks and advice from leading experts on how to grow, maintain and keep a healthy garden.

Whether you have a large or small garden, or no garden at all, you are sure to be inspired and impressed by the huge array of exhibits, at this three-day event, covering all aspects of gardening in Australia.

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