Harbour Town refers to the shopping centre concept to incorporate multiple factory outlets in one centre. There are presently two such centres operating in Australia. They are especially popular with tourists, although many locals also shop there.
As at March 2015, there were two locations: Biggera Waters, on Queensland's Gold Coast and at Adelaide Airport, in South Australia.
Opening in 1999 and located on the Gold Coast Highway just 20 minutes north of Surfers Paradise en route to theme parks, Harbour Town was the first and is still the largest purpose-built brand direct factory outlet shopping centre in Australia. Harbour Town Gold Coast is situated on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Oxley Drive Biggera Waters, Queensland.
Harbour Town Gold Coast has an undisclosed large amount of car parking available that surrounds the complex, there are multiple entries and exits to and from the car park from the Gold Coast Highway, Oxley Drive, Mota Vu Drive and Harbour Town Drive
Harbour Town Gold Coast is serviced by multiple Translink (Surfside Buslines) Buses from Southport, Broadbeach to Helensvale and beyond that operate in the area making it convenient.
Harbour Town Adelaide opened in 2003 and is situated next to the Adelaide Airport, South Australia. It features over 130 outlet stores along with supermarkets, chemists, cafes and eateries, fresh food, homewares and outdoor products . The main stores in the centre are Diesel, Oroton, Oxford, Daniel Hechter, JAG, Levi's, Esprit, Adidas, Authentic Factory Outlet (Converse) and Woolworths Supermarkets.
The public are able to watch the southern view of Adelaide Airport at the middle of the shopping centre, where Food Court is located.
Harbour Town Adelaide has an large amount of car parking available in front of the complex, there are two entries and exits to and from the car park from Tapleys Hill Road.
Harbour Town Adelaide is serviced by three Adelaide Metro buses from and to Adelaide city centre, Glenelg and a suburban connecting route that operate in the area making it convenient. Adelaide Metro bus route includes 300, J1 and J2, which Harbour Town stop is the bus terminus of route J2.