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“Still average, but more to expect soon” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets

DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets
Ranked #53 of 118 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, PUMA, Lorna Jane, Cotton On, Bonds, Converse, Trade Secret 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
London, United Kingdom
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“Still average, but more to expect soon”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

By visiting DFO Cairns you will notice the many empty shops and places. Once they are filled, they will offer a day shopping experience with lots of choice. Currently, you won't spend much time there and real upmarket shops are still missing (only Ralph Lauren so far). The best way to get there is by car or by bus from the city centre (10min, around $3 per person one way). Walking time is around 45min, but not recommended.
Don't expect too much or imagine outlets in the US or other bigger cities.

Visited July 2014
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Somerset ,Tasmania
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“Quick Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

A lot of shops still empty when I visited but a good variety of shopping.Is a short brisk walk from caravan park.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Still worth a visit ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The past few years it's been clear that the DFO is struggling. A lot of great stores have shut down that are sorely missed and the centre is half empty. They tried to fix that by making a mega cotton on and a large rivers. The deals aren't as good as they used to be and I hear thats because of the rent going up but there are still some good bargains to be had. The Ralph Lauren store has gone up in price a lot in the last year which is a shame as I used to shop there every month, not the case anymore, haven't been back for a year. Guess still has some good bargains and one of my favourite stores is the Cosmetics and fragrances direct. Worth a visit, see what you can find.

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“Not Much left”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

I love DFO but there isn't much left. Authentic Outlet is always the favourite. But still good to go and have a look as you might find something.

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“Some good bargains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Though the centre is going through renovations there are some good bargains to be found. Can't wait for Trade secret to open.

Visited April 2014
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