Shop Local at Randwick
Whether it's local shopping or larger department stores, designer fashion and accessories or speciality shopping streets that bring their own edge and personality or if markets are more your style to create your own special local shopping experience - all are located closeby to our Randwick properties.
Within 5 minutes walk from your Randwick front door you will find two Shopping Centres that have anything from Fresh Food supermarkets to your favourite takeaway options, fashion and kid's clothing to all the services you may require e.g. pharmacies, banks, post office, the gym, newsagents, eyewear, cafes, medical centres, dry cleaners, bottle shop, florists, massage, beauty, nails and more. Visit Randwick Shopping Plaza at 148 Belmore Road (look out for Coles sign) or Royal Randwick Shopping Centre ( look out for Woolworths sign) at 73 Belmore Road, Randwick. The 2nd is the larger two story building and the newest of the two.
You will also find boutique stores down Coogee Bay Road on the way to the beach, or jump on the light rail and head to the Entertainment Quarter for fashion, cafes and markets or go a bit further a get off in Surry Hills for eclectic fashion, homewares and design stores plus some of Sydney's best cafes. Or if you still haven't had your fix stay on til you reach the Queen Victoria Building in the middle of Sydney City's Retail District and you will have everything within a few blocks.
Specialist Street Shopping
Make the most of our gorgeous weather and take a stroll up Oxford Street from Hyde Park Corner to Centennial Park, Woollahra and Double Bay.
Take in the sights and sounds of Sydney's trendiest fashionistas on the street or find your own style in the different precincts along the way, through Darlinghurst (home to Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras) up to the Intersection at Paddington (corner of Glenmore Road and Oxford Streets): home to designers like Sass & Bide, Zimmerman, Camilla & Marc, Scanlon Theodore and more. Saturday is Paddington Markets day at the local Paddington School a little further up Oxford Street. Or wander the local back streets of Paddington like William, Underwood and and Elizabeth Streets for designer threads, local chocolatiers, local homeware designers and artisans, unique accessories and cafes all housed in 100 year old terraced homes with heritage pubs on every corner, to stop for lunch and hang with locals on the weekends.
At the top of Oxford Street opposite Centennial Park Gates veer left onto Queen Street, Woollahra, a tiny pocket of Sydney that is home to the 'well-heeled' artistocrats of Sydney's east; browse local art galleries, high end homewares, foodie stores and fashion chic. Take a left down the beautiful plane tree-lined Ocean Street and head down to Double Bay which is another lovely way to fill in an afternoon.
Double Bay (aka double pay!) is brimming with designer boutiques at the high end prices, so good for those of us who prefer to window shop (or wait for the sales). Double Bay is a gorgeous village atmosphere filled with outdoor cafes, places to sit and people watch. plus it's market day here on Thursdays.
Or head to Bondi Beach which is a cosmopoitan melting pot with anyone from artists to surfies to hipsters, from renonwed chefs, restauranteurs, international models and gym junkies all mixed in wth local families and small businesses owners. Bondi Markets are held at the local school on Saturdays (fresh food and local artisan foods) and Sundays (fashion, jewellery, homewares and crafty knick knacks). Gould Street, Bondi is fast becoming a chic shopping street too, just a couple of blocks small and stylish fashion boutiques and local artisan products. More on other local markets here....
Westfield Shopping Centres
From Prada to Kmart, food courts to fine dining - there's something for everyone at Westfield Bondi Junction (to the north of Sydney Lodges Randwick) or Westfield Eastgardens in Pagewood (to the south). Both are about 10 -15 minute drive (with easy 2 hours free parking underneath) or catch the bus in either direction - just ask our friendly staff on reception for the nearest bus stop and directions.
Opening hours are generally from 9.00am/9.30am to 5.30pm/6.00pm depending upon each store. The links above will show you the store directory of each location.
How to Get There
Click on your preferred route
Bus 316/317 runs between the two Westfield Shopping Centres Pagewood and Bondi Junction via Randwick Junction to the Bondi Junction Train Station (for direct trains to Kings Cross the City and Circular Quay).
Bus 313/314 goes from Coogee to Bondi Junction
The Sydney Light Railway will take you from Randwick to the City via the Entertainment Quarter, Surry Hills and on to the Queen Victoria Building on George Street within Sydney's Central Shopping District. The main shopping areas can be found within the the blocks between Martin Place and Park Street crossing George, Pitt, Castlereagh and Elizabeth Streets.
Bus 373 will drop you at the Darlinghurst end of Oxford Street to start your adventure up to Paddington and Woollahra.
Bus 333 - jump on the triple 3 anywhere on Oxford Street or from Circular Quay, Elizabeth Street in the CBD and head straight to Bondi Beach via Bondi Junction.