Salamanca Market: A Marvelous Market in the Heart of Hobart


Set against the backdrop of historic Salamanca Place in Hobart, Salamanca Market is a vibrant fusion of colour, sound, and taste. Held every Saturday from 8:30 am to 3 pm, this bustling open-air market is an iconic Tasmanian experience and a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Since its establishment in 1972, Salamanca Market has grown to become one of Australia’s most celebrated outdoor markets, with over 300 stallholders. With its wide array of products, it offers a perfect opportunity to discover the creativity and culinary skills of Tasmanians.

Art enthusiasts will be captivated by the diversity of local artwork on display. From traditional and contemporary art pieces to handcrafted jewellery, woodwork, glasswork, ceramics, and textiles, there is a treasure trove of creativity to explore. Many of these pieces are made by the artisans selling them, offering a chance for visitors to meet the makers and hear the stories behind their creations.

Gourmet food lovers are in for a treat with a tantalising selection of fresh local produce and food products. You can sample an array of Tasmanian delights, such as organic fruits and vegetables, locally produced honey, cheese, baked goods, and locally caught seafood. In addition, you’ll find a smorgasbord of ready-to-eat foods, including Tasmanian scallop pies, wallaby burritos, and gourmet doughnuts.

Alongside the shopping, the market features live music from local talent. From folk music to jazz, these performances add to the lively atmosphere.

For those wanting to delve into the history of the area, guided walking tours of Salamanca and Hobart’s waterfront are available. These tours provide insights into the area’s past, from its origins as a row of warehouses servicing Hobart’s whaling industry to its current status as a cultural hub.

Salamanca Market is more than just a market; it’s a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative arts, and rich bounty of produce. It’s a place where you can feel the heartbeat of Hobart and immerse yourself in a unique Tasmanian experience.


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