UK’s leading outdoor retailer, Mountain Warehouse, is opening its first Australian store in Brisbane’s Skygate Shopping Mall in July. The opening marks the beginning of the company’s expansion plan to bring outdoor gear to adventurers across Australia, after operating a successful e-commerce website for the past seven years in the country.

Established in 1997, Mountain Warehouse operates 362 stores and multiple websites across nine countries. The expansion follows the success of the retailer’s Australian website launched in 2017 and its continued success in New Zealand, currently its third largest market with 24 stores.

With approximately 280 square metres of trading space, the new store features men’s, women’s, and kidswear, as well as footwear and equipment including bestsellers such as ski gear, down jackets, hiking kit and backpacks.

Mountain Warehouse founder and CEO, Mark Neale said, “We’re thrilled to be opening our first store in Australia. We know Australians love exploring the great outdoors, so we’re excited to bring our passion for adventure and great value gear for all the family here. Our Brisbane store is just the beginning. We have plans to open three additional locations this year.”

The Brisbane store has created nine new jobs in the local area.