The shopping in Newcastle is unreal, it depends on what you are looking for or what you want to do at the same time. We have the traditional indoor shopping malls of Westfield Kotara, with David Jones, Target, Kmart, big grocery stores, high end shopping, speciality stores etc. Next is Charlestown Square with Myer, Target, H&M, Big W, grocery stores and tonnes of speciality shops. Markettown and the Junction Fair, just near the apartment are pretty good too, smaller in size but it probably has what you need.
Then we have high street shopping, each little area has its own speciality stores, artisan designers, luxe homewares, indulgent beauticians, day spas, hairdressers and the like. Try Darby St, the Junction, Beaumont st Hamilton, New Lambton, Maitland Rd Islington, these few options should keep you entertained and satisfied. The monthly Saturday markets are fabulous, Hunt & Gather markets, Olive Tree markets and The Impossible are the thruee that are close to us and offer fresh new talent, moorish food, musical entertainment and cool settings.