Greetings, fellow vapers, and welcome to one of my favorite countries: Australia! The Land Down Under has long been one of my favorite countries, due to it being both a country and a continent. Australia is also home to the world-renowned Sydney Opera House and Great Barrier Reef. Australia is also famous for its unique wildlife of kangaroos and wallabies, their well-known musical instrument didgeridoo, and their delightful Aussie accent. Today we’ll be exploring ten different vape shops scattered throughout the country and see how cloud-chasers stock up on their favorite e-liquids, hardware, and various vaping equipment!
1. The VapourEyes Lounge
First up, we have The VapourEyes Lounge. Google rates this shop a 4.7 out of 170 reviews, and with such a playful shop name, I knew this would be a great way to start off my trek through Australia’s vape shops! The first thing I noticed when I walked through the door was the unique way this shop displayed their hardware. Instead of the shelves being straight and in a stacked horizontal row, the shelves were built as cubby holes on the wall, in all different shapes and sizes. Various tester mods and tanks were neatly lined up wherever there was an appropriate space, while assorted juices were lain either straight up or on the sides. There was a TV built in the center of the wall, showcasing all of their various wares. Towards the back of the shop, there was a traditional shelving unit that had all of the e-liquids on their sides, making it a bit difficult to see the e-liquids that the shop offered without asking for assistance. There was also a glass counter that displayed the more expensive vaping hardware and accessories. Low hanging lamps were suspended from the ceiling and cast a soft yellow glow on the shelves, while bright white fluorescent lights lit up the rear of the shop. The entire shop had a carpenter’s garage to it, thanks to the varying wood tones, untreated wood finish, and use of plywood in the shelves The staff were very pleasant and offered me free cold drinks and hot coffee and made sure to welcome me warmly. There were a few comfy couches and a game console for those vapers that had time to kill or wanted to kick back and relax after their purchases had been made. I was also informed the shop had a website if any of their products were out of stock in the store. I checked out the website just for the fun of it and was surprised to see this shop carried USA brands like Loaded, Jam Monster, Naked 100, and Milkman. Their Aussie products carried unfamiliar brands such as Hunting Clouds, Bogan Brews, Vagabond Vapors, and VapeBoss. I was impressed with the wide variety and was happy to discover that the site carried a wide variety of assorted vape supplies, including DIY kits, starter kits, mods, tanks, and much more. If you happen to be in Australia and need a good website to supply your vaping needs, be sure to check out the site and the shop in person for all of your cloud chasing supplies!
2. Victory Vape
Next on our list of vape shops in Australia, we have Victory Vape. Google rates this shop a 4.8 out of over 150 reviews, so I made my way to this shop to check out their wares. The outside of the shop was easy to notice from traffic, and there were parking spots right in the front. When I walked through the door, I was stunned by how wide and spacious the interior was. Two plush red couches were lined up near the bay windows in the front, while a sprawling wood floor was swept clean and led to a vast array of vaping supplies. There were multiple shelves fully stocked with unfamiliar e-liquid brands like King Crest, Antidote, Frank & Atticus, and Cafe Racer, as well as USA brands like Naked 100 and Candy Pop eLiquids. A sturdy glass and wood display case showed off the shop’s excellent hardware brands, with easily recognizable brands like Vaporesso, Smok, and FreeMax. The shop was well-lit and nicely organized, making it easy to pick out exactly what I was looking for. I was very impressed with just how much this shop had to offer, as many vape stores only carry popular products and just enough to get by. This shop was nearly overflowing with starter kits, tanks, mods, batteries, accessories, atomizers, e-liquids, and apparel. I was warmly greeted upon entering the store and was asked if there was anything in particular I was looking for. Again, this shop also had a website for various vapers who were looking for a specific product, an excellent way to further expand its customer base. I was also offered to sample some of their most popular e-liquid flavors and was delighted to accept. The customer service was very sweet and attentive, and even though the store was slightly crowded when I went, it was impressive that they still found time to take care of me. Visiting this shop was definitely a victory for me, and I’m sure it will be for you as well!
3. The Vape Store
Third in our journey through Australia’s vape shops, I stopped in at The Vape Store. Google rates them a 4.7 out of just over 120 reviews. While the name was simple and succinct, I was curious to see how the place was in person. When I walked through the door, I was instantly met with the strong smell of coffee. After scanning the store for a few seconds, my eyes lit upon the Lavazza coffee machine in the corner. Free coffee and a vape shop? Woohoo! Their e-liquid selection was equally exciting, as there was a huge display rack of e-liquids on several walls displaying famous Aussie brands like Bogan Brews, VaporEyes, Space Madness, and Reboot. Their hardware was kept in three different display cases, each glass case clean and well-organized. The hardware brands were well-known brands like Vaporesso, Smok, and HorizonTech and were set up neatly. Upon further inspection, I realized that this shop also sold in-store mixed e-juices and was readily available for samples. The staff was friendly and attentive, making sure I was greeted and waited on for my questions. I’m sure my American accent gave me away, because they smiled when I asked to try samples of some of their Aussie brands, and I was pleasantly surprised to try out several of their dessert flavors like Mo’s Vanilla and ECL. The shop was clean and well-lit, with a wide range of products that were neatly displayed in sturdy shelves. It really helped that they had laminated menus of all the products they carried, as well as a description, but it seemed a tad odd that they didn’t have a TV in the shop to display everything. There were two large chairs seated around a circular rug and that served as the seating area, but I would have liked to see more couches and less open space. But aside from that, this simply named vape shop took my breath away with the delightful customer service and the wide assortment of e-liquids. Definitely stop in at this vape shop if you have the chance!
4. Grumpy Vapes
Fourth in our trek through Australia’s vape shops, I discovered Grumpy Vapes. Google rates them a 4.6 out nearly 150 reviews, and since Grumpy was always my favorite of the seven dwarfs, I knew I had to check this shop out. The outside of the shop looked a bit like an arcade or laser tag entrance, with tinted glass doors that were surrounded by an overhanging storefront. I walked through the front door and was met with the warm and sweet scent of many clouds blending together. As the fog settled, I could see at least five glass cases that housed various e-liquids brands, many of which I recognized. Vaper favorites like Snap eLiquids, Kilo White Series, Pachamama, and Vape Breakfast Classics were tucked safely away behind glass cases, along with several unfamiliar Aussie favorites. The hardware was also stored in glass cases, but closer towards the back of the shop. Three glass cases stored premium hardware brands like Smok, Dovpo, Vaporesso, and Swag. There were tablets on stands located every three cases or so, displaying brands and flavors available, which was super helpful for visiting vapers like myself to familiarize me on the lesser known brands that Australian cloud chasers are so fond of. There were several couches and loveseats positioned right in front of the glass cases, allowing weary visitors to get comfortable as they admired the many products in front of them. The staff was quite amicable, offering their assistance as soon as they saw my awed facial expressions as I marveled over the products. While I wasn’t able to sample any of the e-liquids, their prices were fair and reasonable, making it a sensible decision to purchase small bottles and sample them myself. I was informed that the shop wasn’t allowed to sell nicotine, due to Australian law, but they directed me to several websites that would be more than happy to satisfy my nicotine cravings. All in all, this was a delightful shop to visit, and the name made me smile. While Grumpy Vapes might sound intimidating and gruff, it was a true joy to visit and I urge every traveling vaper to pass through and see for yourself what a cool place this was to visit.
5. Vaper Choice Bankstown
We’re halfway through! Number five on my list of vape shops scattered throughout Australia is Vaper Choice Bankstown. Google rates them a 4.8 out of just over 230 reviews, and with a pretty bold statement of being the vaper’s choice, I decided to stop by and see what all the fuss was about. The first thing I noticed about this shop was the use of calming delicate colors. The walls were a smooth gray, while the floor was a gray tile, and the shelves and counters were white. The whole place had a clean and airy feel to it, while the excellent lighting cast a soft white glow over the entire shop. The glass cases were well-stocked, but not overcrowded, displaying quite a few Smok coils, various starter kits from Smok, and assorted mods and tanks from Vaporesso, Ranker, Aspire, and others. A sign right in front of the register displayed the Smoking “Quitline” for those looking for cessation advice. In another display case, there were several smartly displayed bottles of e-liquid, and still others were displayed in unique basket cages on the wall. A large TV on the wall advertised the shop’s products, making it easy to see if your favorite e-liquids were carried in this shop. There was a comfortable seating area, four chairs nestled around a small circular table, that offered customers a place to relax and test out there newest purchase. But my favorite part of this shop was the sample station. Dozens of e-liquids and tanks were out in the open for customers to screw onto their mods and sample for themselves the various e-liquids on display. Nearly all of the brands were unfamiliar to me (brands like BakeryFactory, The Jam Vape Co., ASAP Juices), save for the world-renowned Naked 100, Vapetasia, and Twelve Monkeys. The staff was extremely attentive, making sure all vapers were of legal age before they sampled the tanks, but were also kind and offered suggestions for vapers looking for a specific flavor profile. Their prices and customer service were excellent, and I thoroughly appreciated the time they took to make sure I was taken care of. The name of the shop is clearly reflected throughout the store, so well done Vaper Choice!
6. Vape 98
Number six on our list of local vape shops in Australia is Vape 98. Google rates this shop a 4.8 out of just under 130 reviews. I was intrigued by the curious name and the inclusion of “98” in the shop's name and made my way to the shop to check them out. The outside of the shop looks like something straight out of a Sherlock Holmes novel, with a bold dark gray brick facade, with a double set of polished wood doors. I eagerly made my way inside and fell in love with the beautiful interior. The entire shop had wooden tones: smooth stained wood floors, matching wood panels on the wall, large wooden cases, and even leather shelves! A large mural of a girl vaping a cloud of flavor blew towards the door, giving the place an artsy feel. Right in front of the entrance, there were two large leather couches that faced each other, prompting customers to interact and share in conversation before and after their purchases. Overhanging lights gave off a soft ambient glow to the seating area, while the rest of the place was bathed in soft yellow light. A sturdy wood and glass counter showcased various in-house vape juice, along with a large poster displaying the house vape juice “7 Deadly Sins.” A shelving unit behind this counter displayed a huge inventory of coils, including Cleito, Smok, and Aspire replacement atomizers. Towards the back of the shop was a long narrow wooden table, where curious vapers could sample the e-liquids before buying them. The wooden display cases at the end of the shop displayed the shop’s hardware, featuring brands like Smok, Eleaf, and Aspire tanks, mods, and complete starter kits. The shop had high ceilings, making the shop feel spacious and open. But what was most interesting about this shop was that there was a window built into the wall, where vapers could watch the house juice being made. You could even make requests for your specific e-liquid and watch as your flavors were crafted right in front of you! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, answering questions for the other curious vapers in the shop. And finally, the prices were very reasonable, prompting vapers to walk out with more than the average bottle or two. All in all, this vape shop was well rounded, in customer service, products offered, long hours, and a great environment. I urge anyone in the surrounding area to come check out this shop for all your vaping needs.
7. House of Vape
Number seven on our journey through the vape shops of Australia was House of Vape. Google rates them a 4.9 out of nearly 90 reviews, so while the number of ratings was lower than any other vape shop I’d visited, I decided to see what this vape shop was all about. The immediate downside of this shop that I saw was the smallness of the shop. But I quickly realized that while the shop was small, their product offerings were massive. Familiar brands like Vapetasia, Jam Monster, and Dinner Lady were quickly recognized, while others like Big ML Club, Cush Man, and Angel Elixir caught my curious gaze. Many brands were offered to customers in clearly labeled tanks, offering those curios vapers a chance to try before they buy. Four sturdy iron bar stools were neatly lined up near the counter, which also served as a display case for their various starter kits, mods, and tanks. I easily spotted heavy hitters from Smok, Aspire, and Vaporesso in the display case and was impressed to see new devices as well as the classic device hardware. A mural of all of Australia’s famous Sydney Opera House skyline was beautifully depicted in red, orange, and black and distracted the viewer from how small the shop was. A TV was mounted on the wall to give vapers a chance to look over the shop’s entire product line, while a comfy leather couch was located directly below for those customers who prefer a more comfortable seating position. The guys behind the counter were super friendly and made me laugh, allowing me to relax and enjoy myself. While there wasn’t a lot of room when compared to other vape shops, this shop made up for the lack of space by the amount of professionalism and attentiveness. If you do get a chance to stop in at this shop, don’t judge too quickly on how tight the space is. Judge by how friendly the staff is and how much the shop has to offer. Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and in this case, the size of the shop had nothing to do with how much I enjoyed my time here. Definitely time well spent!
8. Vape Haven Gold Coast Vaping Supplies & eLiquids
Eighth on our list of Australia’s local vape shops was a place called Vape Haven Gold Coast Vaping Supplies & eLiquids. Google rates them a 4.8 out of nearly 130 reviews. The shop name was calming and attractive, beckoning wandering vapers like myself to find a “haven” if you will, of vape supplies. The outside looked quite a bit like a cafe, complete with a table and two chairs on the outside. The inside, however, had a very minimalist feel. There was a small shelf with a few e-liquid bottles of preferred Australian brands lined up neatly, while hardware from Vaporesso, Smok, Vandy Vape lined the bottom shelf. There was a tall table with two highchairs located towards the left side of the shop, but other than that, there wasn’t much remarkable about this particular shop. The staff were kind and welcoming, and extremely knowledgeable about vaping information, which would be quite helpful to new and inexperienced vaping. The wonderful world of vaping has quite a bit of a learning curve, so it’s always a pleasure to find a shop that knows how to explain everything in layman's terms. When I asked if there was any way to get more of a range of products that what the shop carried, the staff directed me to their website, where their product selection was much more extensive. This was more of a place to hang out and relax or pick up products you had ordered, rather than a shop to refill on supplies. Also, if you’re a new vaper looking for information, this is a great place to stop in at and go over your options. But for vapers that are looking for a large selection of e-liquids, you’d have better luck checking out some of the other shops in this article. Nothing against the shop, as it was clean and orderly, just not as vast a selection as I’ve seen in some other shops.
9. Vape Gold Coast
The second to last vape shop I was able to visit was Vape Gold Coast, number nine on our trek through Australia’s vape shops. Google rates them a 4.8 out of just under 280 reviews. With a high rating from Google and a smile on my lips, I made my over to the shop. The inside of the shop had a lounge feel to it, with worn-in leather couches and high backed bar stools lined up neatly against the counter. A large TV screen displayed all of the products available in the shop, making it easy to browse through the various products and find your new favorite all-day vape juice. There were several shelving units that were lined with e-liquid, featuring brands like Dinner Lady, Charlie’s Chalk Dust, and other Aussie brands. A second tall shelf displayed their extensive hardware, with renowned brands like Vandy Vape, Smok, Vaporesso, Eleaf, and Aspire. Several tanks, mods, drip tips, and RDA’s were out of the box and available to try out before you buy. The staff were extremely competent about all things vape related and went out of their way to make sure every customer walked away satisfied. Their prices were reasonable and they kept a great selection of products in stock. Even if you’re in the area and are looking for a place to stop in and relax, this is an excellent shop to spend time and just browse. There was never any pressure to buy anything, but I found myself leaving with several bottles of e-liquid because the prices were too good to pass up, and I was able to sample some e-liquids that I heartily enjoyed. Definitely stop in if you have the chance!
10. Super Vape Store
And lastly, I stopped in at a place called the Super Vape Store in Banyo. Google rates this shop a 4.9 out of nearly 600 reviews, which is mind-boggling to think how many customers love this shop enough to leave a review. I decided to make this my tenth and final stop and finish my trek through Australia’s vape shops with a bang! And boy, what an excellent decision that was. I walked through the door and my face split into a wide grin, thanks to the huge display of e-liquids that met my eyes. A sprawling shelf of vape juice lined the entire wall, filled with brands like Dinner Lady, Vapetasia, Cuttwood, and Naked 100. There were several unfamiliar brands that Australian vapers go wild for, so it was good to see a healthy mix of US brands and Aussie favorites as well. Their hardware selection was top-notch as well, sporting brands like Aspire, Aegis, Fuchai, and Smok. Starter kits, pen-style mods, tanks, mods, atomizers, and batteries were readily available for both the beginner and advanced vaper. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, easily handling a crowd or a single person with the same charm and grace. I was very impressed with the product selection that this vape shop had, and can easily say it surpassed all other vape shops that I’d visited throughout this article. I agree wholeheartedly that this was indeed a vape superstore, and was elated to learn that there were multiple Super Vape shops scattered throughout the country, making it almost like the Walmart of vape shops. I easily agree with the hundreds of reviews that this vape shop was perfect for all of Australia’s vaping needs.
And that’s it! Ten vape shops that supply the rampant cloud chasers of Australia with e-liquid, vaping hardware, friendly customer service, and all the clouds you could ask for! I absolutely loved exploring Australia and was truly amazed by everything that this beautiful continent had to offer, both in the vaping sense and the wandering traveler’s explorations. There were so many more vape shops to visit in the Land Down Under, but I was deeply honored and highly satisfied to stop in at the vape shops in this list. The people were friendly and kind, well-versed in their knowledge of vaping, and truly was a sorrowful experience to put this country in my rear-view mirror. If you ever get a chance to visit this beautiful continent, I urge you to do so and let me know how your trip was! If you’ve already had a chance to visit the Land Down Under and know of a vape shop I missed, leave a comment below and tell us about your experience! It’s always a pleasure and a sorrow to leave behind a new country, but next week, we’ll be exploring the vape shops of Scotland! As always, vape happy my friends, and may your clouds always be puffy and full of flavor!