Oceana Walk, an alley arcade between Grafton St and Lake St, may just be Cairns’ best (or worst) kept shopping secret. Jam-packed with quirky gift shops, record stores, and apparel boutiques, this laneway could just be Cairns’ best (or worst) kept shopping secret.
At vinyl retailer LP Records, anyone who knows their Bowie from their Beatles will have a field day. New and secondhand records, as well as sheet music, books, and framed prints, are available at this nostalgic store. If you prefer Hemingway to Hendrix, drop by Pearl’s Books n’ Music a few doors down for your next great beach read.
Visit one of the vintage stores to give your holiday wardrobe an eco-friendly makeover. Vintage Seeker is a veritable treasure trove of vintage finds and a must-see for any fashionista. Look through the crowded racks for retro print dresses, jewelled shirts, and vintage jeans. Continue your secondhand treasure hunt nearby at The Other Store, where you might find a pair of up-cycled Levi’s, the store’s speciality.
Gypsett, an unique store with an abundance of Australian boho fashion labels like Arnhem, Kivari, and Camilla, is the place to go for that oh-so-tropical ensemble.
Finish your stay with Eggplant & Poppy, where you’ll find that one-of-a-kind present. With a unique mix of gifts, homewares, and artisan jewellery, you can bring Cairns home.