Dandenong Plaza is a big shopping centre that offers a variety of shops for everyone. The centre is home to all three major supermarkets which are Woolworths, Coles, and Aldi. It's super handy when you need to buy things from all three shops and you can access them all in the centre. Too easy!
The plaza offers shopping at popular stores such as Kmart and Target and clothes shopping can be done at Cotton On, Jay Jays, Valleygirl, Connor, and others.
Stop and have something to eat and drink in the food court with restaurants such as Schnitz, McDonald's, KFC, Fish and chips, Indian food, Sandwich Chefs, Subway, Donut King, and more.
Looking for something to occupy the kids with at the plaza that doesn't involve buying stuff? Why not treat them to a movie at the inexpensive Reading Cinemas, which is located just off the food court.
Play some games at the Tunzafun arcade, grab an ice cream at Baskin Robbins or have a play upstairs in the jungle safari playground.
Some other specialty shops include Daisos, which sells cool Japanese items, Trade Secret which offers lovely clothing for great prices, and many homewares type shops that sell beautiful decorations, bedding, pictures and more,
I visit the plaza at least once every two months and I am always impressed with all the shops and the cleanliness.
There is a lot of public transport to get to the plaza, so if you like in suburbs such as Endeavour Hills, Hallam, Narre Warren, Cranbourne and Carrum Downs you can easily jump on a bus or train and head down to the centre.
A super favourite thing about the plaza is the fresh food markets which sell quality fruit and vegetables. The independent delis and fish markets inside the centre offer great priced poultry and fish. You can pick up your week's worth of grocery shopping here for a low price, plus you can support local businesses. These people always have a smile on their face and are happy to assist.
Don't forget that Dandenong Plaza offers fun school holiday activities every school holidays for kids. Some activities have included AFL games, Shopkins craft and meet and greet, Spongebob stage show, Playdough interactive zone, painting stations, and more.
If you live local and want the kids to be entertained for an hour or so for free, you must check out their school holiday programs which can be found on their website or Facebook page. You can also find out in the centre on their advertising signs or at the customer service desk.