Queen Street at Auckland's city center is home to a bounty of mainstream outlets including department store Smith & Caughey and many duty-free shops, while parallel High Street is the spot for chic fashion boutiques like Karen Walker and World. Polynesian crafts are an especially popular Auckland draw.
With its 800+ shops, expansive Rundle Mall at Adelaide's city center is the undisputed king of local consumerism, with everything from high-end fashion to fresh produce to aboriginal crafts. Adelaide is also the heart of the world's opal industry, selling gorgeous stones from South Australian mines.
Boisterous Sydney offers every kind of shopping for visitors, with the heart of the action centred on the tourist-thronged Rocks district and along George and Pitt Streets. A distinctive Sydney shopping experience can be had at the Queen Victoria Building, where 200 boutiques compete for attention.