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“Unfortunately more vacancies than open stores.”

DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets
Ranked #27 of 66 things to do in Cairns
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Big Brands. Big Bargains. Big Savings! At DFO Cairns, you will find all of your favourite Australian and International brands without the big price tag. DFO Cairns is home to a stack of leading brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Oroton, Quiksilver, Oakley, Lorna Jane, Cotton On, Bonds, Converse, TK Maxx and much more; all up to 70% OFF their original retail prices. The centre also has a fully appointed food court and a wide range of services including a beauty salon, post office, pharmacy, newsagent and Coles Supermarket. DFO Cairns is in an accessible location and has ample free parking including undercover parking. See you at DFO Cairns!
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Unfortunately what was once a pretty standard DFO set up with over 100 stores is very much in decline. There are less than half the stores open and it would appear this is unlikely to change in the short term until the tourist numbers to the area increase significantly. Still the odd bargain but it is unfortunately not what was intended when it was set up.

1  Thank rockkevin6
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This DFO has a lot of abandoned/empty shops. We went on a Saturday morning and the place was practically abandoned. As we walked around we noticed staff sitting outside their shops in the seats in the middle of the isles. The upside of this is that there wasnt any crowds to contend with. There were some amazing bargains too but you can get round all the shops pretty quickly.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited late one afternoon thinking we'd only need an hour or so and ended going back the following morning on the way to the airport! Lots of genuine bargains and good variety of shops. It's not huge but there are enough stores to make it very worthwhile. The POLO RLauren outlet had the best bargains we have EVER found in an outlet. There is a nice little food court here and the outlet centre is in the same complex as a Coles and some other fresh food places so you can do additional shopping while you're there. Bathrooms were lovely and clean which is a bonus! I will definitely visit again when next in Cairns.

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