|We headed down the coast to Airlie Beach and did some shopping on the way. This is one of the spots that I came to my first visit and it looked the same, but developed a bit in 12 years. Still a great little town. After we set up we walked around downtown, main street. But we are finding that most of Australia doesn't have the hours of operation that North American has ... so most places close at 5, some are open late here.. to 7 O'clock. So we have to plan our shopping times carefully....I have not been able to spend like I had planned.