Hobart Markets and Salamanca Market
(Hobart, Tasmania - TAS, Australia)
Hobart is widely known for its exceptional markets and tourists visiting the city often find themselves drawn to the stalls when looking for good-quality Aussie craftsmanship and unusual souvenirs.
Well worth a visit is the excellent Salamanca Market, which is based within the inner-precinct of Salamanca Plaza, just across from Parliament Square and St. David's Park, and close to Sullivans Cove. Established by locals in Hobart during the early 1970s as a friendly community project, the Salamanca Market began its life with just a dozen or so stalls and has steadily grown in size over the subsequent decades, regularly attracting enormous crowds each Saturday which now exceed 25,000 people. Interestingly, this makes it the most visited 'attraction' in the whole of Tasmania.
Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7000, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6230 8233
Salamanca Market is a lively, weekly flea market, held in Hobart's trendy Salamanca district and situated along the scenic waterfront, which is lined with grassy areas and large plane trees. With more than 300 stalls selling a wide variety of goods, this has become is one of Tasmania's premier tourist attractions and is operated by Hobart City Council.
Highlights at the Salamanca Market include fresh fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cakes, savoury snacks, local delicacies, stylish new and vintage clothes, fashion accessories, collectors' items, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants, books, music, antiques, paintings, mirrors, Tasmanian arts, Aboriginal artefacts, ceramics and all manner of souvenirs.
Salamanca Market is the largest and most popular in Hobart and other attractions nearby include hot snacks, music, live entertainment, street cafés, galleries, speciality shops and renovated warehouses.
Open hours: Saturday - 08:30 to 15:00
Hobart Showground Market
Address: Royal Hobart Showground, 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7010, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6272 6812
Held throughout the year with a two week hiatus in late October for the annually held Royal Hobart Show, not only is there plenty of parking at this Sunday market, but there are ATM facilities in the main market building. The market has a huge variety of stalls that are continually changing, so visitors will have a different experience each time they visit.
Open hours: Sunday - 08:00 to 15:00
Farm Gate Market
Address: 49 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7000, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6234 5625
Held in all weathers at the Melville Street outdoor car park, this market likes to support small, local businesses who provide seasonal, freshly picked produce.
Open hours: Sunday - 09:00 to 13:00
All Saints Market
Address: 339 Macquarie Street, South Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7004, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6223 1795
Visitors are able to browse stalls containing home baked goods, crafts and gifts.
Open hours: last Saturday of each month - 09:00 to 14:00
Address: St. James Church Hall, 462 Elizabeth Street, New Town, Tasmania (TAS), 7000, Australia
Tel: 0432 854 066
Held within ten minutes north of Hobart, this is a quarterly market for local producers and designers with a huge variety of stall including foods, jewellery, fashion, cards, baby accessories, candles and much more.
Open hours: 4th Sunday in March, 1st Sunday in May, 4th Sunday in August and 1st Sunday in December - 10:00 to 14:00
Collinsvale and District Makers and Growers Market
Address: Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania (TAS), 7012, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6239 0393
Rural Collinsvale can be found around 15 miles / 24 km north of Hobart and holds a monthly market selling beauty products, homemade crafts, locally produced fruit and veg etc.
Open hours: February to November, 1st Saturday of the month - 10:00 to 14:00
The Barn Market
Address: Rosny Barn, Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania (TAS), 7018, Australia
This market is held five times throughout the year and is approximately 10 minutes to the northeast of Hobart. The Barn Market focuses on locally produced food and crafts.
Open hours: 1st Saturday in March, 2nd Saturday in May, 3rd Saturday in August, 1st Saturday in October and last Saturday in November - 10:00 to 15:00
Snug Community Market
Address: Snug Community Centre, 62 Beach Road, Snug, Tasmania (TAS), 7054, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 6223 1795
Approximately 30 minutes south of Hobart the community of Snug holds a monthly market throughout the year, which is the ideal place to purchase gifts as stalls include jewellery, art, handmade children's clothes and accessories, unique bags, plants and books. Visitors should also pay a visit to Honey Child for delicious cuisine that they will not easily forget.
Open hours: last Sunday of each month - 10:00 to 14:00