The iconic outdoor Salamanca Market is a must-visit destination if you’re in Hobart. Every Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm, these markets attract thousands of visitors who are all keen to sample the goods of the 300 pop-up stall holders.
As you wander through the bustling marketplace you can find Tasmanian artwork, jewellery, unique timber craftwork, leather goods and nifty things for around the house. Salamanca Market also sells a range of artisan cheeses, breads, fresh produce and tasty treats to keep your energy levels strong while you continue to shop.
Trust us when we say you’re going to want to bring a big bag with you, so you can pack it full with everything you find! And with so much on offer, we recommend setting aside two to three hours to wander around and find yourself the perfect present or a unique souvenir for friends back home.
If you’re wistfully thinking of visiting, but can’t get down to Hobart for a while, don’t fret, Salamanca Market has just launched an online store so you can shop from the comfort of your couch. So there’s now no excuse to get that present for your grandma.
Getting to Salamanca Markets
The markets are held at Salamanca Place, near Hobart’s waterfront. Jump on the free Salamanca Market bus or a public Metro Bus to get there. Or click here for directions on driving there.
Staying near Salamanca Markets
Hobart has some amazing hotels all within easy walking distance of Salamanca Markets. The fabulous Moss Hotel is right next to Salamanca Markets and is a must-stay if you want to be in the thick of things. Otherwise the highly rated MACq 01 Hotel or the Henry Jones Art Hotel are both only a few minutes away. For a full list of hotels in Hobart, just click here.
All you need to know about Salamanca Markets
Where: Salamanca Place, Hobart
When: 8:30am to 3pm, every Saturday