Rivers Clearance Store
A few years ago there was a huge Rivers clearance shop in Harbour Town but this has now gone.
There are two Rivers Clearance stores located in the Gold Coast one in Robina at the Robina Super Centre (not Robina Town Centre) and the other one on Scarborough Street, Southport just outside Australia Fair.
Rivers often have great bargains and I find their quality pretty good.
Sporty's is made up of several stores in one. Great sport clothing, footwear, camping, exercise equipment, golf, tennis, camping and sports nutrition.
Strathaird Road, Bundall
Direct Factory Outlets - DFO Brisbane Airport
It may not be a discount shopping on the Gold Coast, however, I get a lot of questions about DFO.
DFO is right next to Brisbane Airport! By car it is about 1½ hours drive from Surfers Paradise.
They advertise up to 70% off and 100 big name brands all under the one
- Children's wear
- Ladies Fashion
- Men's fashion
- and more...
There are food courts, cafes and juice jars to keep you replenished ready for more shopping. Parking is plentiful and free. Across the road are some more conventional shops including a Woolworths Supermarket which is 24 hours - very useful to know! Especially on a Saturday when the supermarkets close at 5pm!
If you drive to DFO from Gold Coast, the direct route takes you over the Gateway Motorway Toll* and simply follow the signs for Brisbane Airport. Once you turn off follow the signs for DFO & SkyGate.
Rather than just drive to DFO for the day, you can make it part of a Brisbane Day Tour. Suggested itinerary - coming soon.
You can take the AirTrain from the Gold Coast and then catch a taxi to DFO if you don't have a car - but remember you will have to carry your purchases on the train with you so avoid peak work day week hours!
Open 7 days from 10.00am to 6.00pm
Brisbane Airport DFO
Ninth Avenue, SkyGate
Which is located at 1 Airport Drive, Brisbane Airport
Gateway Motorway tolls in Queensland make sure your car or hire car has an electronic toll tag as there is no option to pay by cash. If you use the tolls and don't have an electronic toll tag you can pay for the tolls by phone or visit GoVia to pay for the tolls within 3 days. The phone numbers are clearly signed before and after the tolls. If you don't do this, your hire car company and GoVia will slug you with very hefty administration charges that could run into the hundreds of dollars for what should be a few dollar toll fee each way.
It is possible to get to DFO without using tolls, but to be honest it is such a waste of your holiday time, I'd just pay the tolls! Use the Google Maps app and select the option without tolls for how to do this.