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Does anyone know if there is a wine store at Sydney airport to purchase wine to carry on our Princess cruise?

 

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You've mistakenly posted in the forum for getting help in using the message boards.  You should post your question in the Australia/New Zealand ports of call forum, here:

 

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/48-australia-amp-new-zealand/

 

You might also want to ask on the Roll Call for your cruise, if there is one. 

 

I see that while you've been a Cruise Critic member for many years, you have very few posts.  CC is a great resource, and I think you'd find it helpful to browse through the various forums so that you know what you may find where.

 

Enjoy your cruise.

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4 hours ago, naugelli said:

Does anyone know if there is a wine store at Sydney airport to purchase wine to carry on our Princess cruise?

 

Last time I come through Sydney airport there was a duty free just before immigration but that was a while ago.

or you could go up to departure.

 If your ship leaves from circular quay there is a small liquor store or as we call it a bottle shop.

Plus there’s a couple of pubs a stones throw.You could drop your bags and go and have a drink and get a couple of bottles.The closest is Fortunes of war .

 

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Thanks to those that posted my question to the correct forum and those who gave me information on the bottle shops.

 

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There are also bottle shops near the OPT if that’s where you depart, that often have a better/cheaper range than duty free, but if you sail from White Bay there is nothing, zero, zilch, zip.

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10 minutes ago, BoopTennis said:

Same question for Melbourne please?

 

Okay... and how about Auckland?

 

Many thanks!

 

GC

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20 hours ago, BoopTennis said:

Same question for Melbourne please?

There are bottle shops in the Port Melbourne shopping centre, about a 20 minute walk from Station Pier. Many supermarkets have bottle shops attached. There are also a few in the Melbourne CBD - perhaps google to find one close to your accommodation. 

 

Leigh

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There is also a store right at the end of the pier in Melbourne that I am pretty sure sells wine.

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There is also a store right at the end of the pier in Melbourne that I am pretty sure sells wine.

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On 10/7/2019 at 1:46 PM, GeezerCouple said:

 

Okay... and how about Auckland?

 

Many thanks!

 

GC


In Auckland you will find bottle shops in the CBD , and 4 blocks along from where your ship docks is a large Supermarket...called COUNTDOWN , and they have an extensive collection on local wines .

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I would not buy WINE at the airport (duty free) in Australia. 

No cheaper (if not more expensive) than in the city, where you will find plenty of bottle shops (often attached to supermarkets). You will find a wider selection and get better advice 

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8 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

There is also a store right at the end of the pier in Melbourne that I am pretty sure sells wine.

You are correct Mr GUT, I completely forgot about the. Beacon Cove Food Shop. Attached is some of the wine brands they stock.

 

Leigh

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Being a non drinker I was purely going from memory, is Rex Hunts fish place still there?

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2 hours ago, GUT2407 said:

Being a non drinker I was purely going from memory, is Rex Hunts fish place still there?

The fish and chips shop is still there but not owned by Rex Hunt any more I believe. We took our grandsons there for lunch one day, it was so good if a little pricey. 

 

Leigh

 

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Isn't Rex Hunt the bloke who just kissed every fish he caught and then chucked them back in the water?

A fish'n'chip shop owned by him would then be more a CHIP shop only. 

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10 hours ago, buchhalm said:

Isn't Rex Hunt the bloke who just kissed every fish he caught and then chucked them back in the water?

A fish'n'chip shop owned by him would then be more a CHIP shop only. 

That’s him I guess he only sold the ones caught by other people.

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Posted (edited)

In Australia Liquor Stores are often located in a separate shop next to Supermarkets.

In New Zealand Supermarkets sell Liquor (not spirits) within the store. 

 

Wine at Auckland Airport is usually at above market rates - actually excessive a better description.  A wine in the supermarket for $10 will be $20 at the airport!

Edited by MargoK

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Definitely skip the duty free if you have time and visit one of the large liquor outlets such as Dan Murphy's, Cheap Liquor, or BWS. The prices are usually better than at duty free stores and the range is much larger.

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