No visit to Tasmania’s capital city Hobart, is complete with a visit to Salamanca Market – make sure therefore you visit on a Saturday!
Salamanca Market operates every Saturday of the year, opening from 8:30am to 3:00pm in Hobart’s Salamanca Place. This famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year. Visitors are spoilt for choice with some 300 stalls selling food, fresh local produce, organic vegetables, hot food, coffee, and freshly baked cakes and bread.
As you stroll around the market looking at the amazing array of local art and craft, you will be entertained by buskers singing the blues, playing a harp or strumming a lively folk song. Get there early, enjoy a hearty breakfast of freshly cooked scrambled eggs and bacon with a freshly squeezed orange juice.
Stroll along the many and varied stalls, talking with local artists make what they sell. Salamanca Market is easily accessible from most city hotels, located close to historic St David’s Park on the fringe of Hobart’s central business district. Parking can be difficult, so leave the car at your hotel and enjoy a leisurely walk through the streets of Hobart to reach the market.
And if you have spare time, walk around the bustling Hobart waterfront where you will find a range of amazing restaurants and fishermen unloading their catches or punts selling fresh fish. From Salamanca market, it’s a short walk to historic Battery Point – walk up Kelly’s Steps where you will reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point with shops, restaurants and quaint homes that have stood the test of time.