Salamanca Market, Hobart

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Each Saturday, Salamanca Market comes to life with dozens of stalls selling the region's best food, crafts, and souvenirs. Situated in front of large sandstone warehouses that have been converted into a maze of craftspeople's shops and restaurants, the market has been a major tourist attraction for decades. It's also a popular weekend meeting place for local families with kids. The warehouses were built in the 19th century to service the whaling industry. Today the market sells a variety of locally made products at inexpensive prices. This sprawling historic district offers opportunities to shop for gifts, drop by popular eateries, and visit the area's art galleries, which exhibit and sell works by local artists. Arrange your visit to Salamanca Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hobart using our Hobart trip planner .
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  • Had heard so much about the markets and was not disappointed. So many stalls with lots of food choices too. Things I bought included truffle products, berry jams, leather handbag, essential oils. Purc...  more »
  • We flew in on the first morning flight from Melbourne on a Saturday just to make it for this market. There were lots of stalls and food trucks. We bought a variety of apples and sampled some of the fo...  more »
  • Nice place and a must visit place in Hobart. Easy walk from Brooke Street Pier and it has lots of shops selling arts and others. Lots of food options here too but as usual shops closed early in Austra...  more »
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  • Wow! This is a really big market. Put on your walking shoes and bring your appetite. Everything is here. I tried my first scallop pie - so tasty. I had a salmon sausage as well. Many many wonderful foods to try. Fresh produce including loads of jam stalls with genuinely nice jams to taste test, lots of Tassie alcohols including gin and mead, fresh sourdough breads, handicrafts. There was a fascinating gem stall with great specimens of minerals only found in Tasmania. I could go on and on. It took us 2 hours to get 3/4 way through the market but we had to go because our parking was expiring. Parking is not easy. Don't make the mistake of asking for a plastic bag if it's not offered or you will get a stern lecture like I did. They are saving the world in Tasmania, one plastic bag at a time.
  • Who could miss the chance to visit the markets, hundreds (over 300) of stalls, with local craft and foods, every manner of tourist gifts to choose from and some side alleys for serious craft buffs. The atmosphere is what really draws you in, getting to know the vendors and locals, learning about their craft and their lives. You don't have to buy much or anything to enjoy the people and the place, and of course you are surrounded by history, across from the waves and near the parks and Battery Point. Give yourself plenty of time to chill and get the most from the experience.
  • I'm really not a market person, so 3 is a high rating from me. As these things go, I'd say it's amazing, I just don't like tying to navigate the crowds. A kilometer long from footpath to footpath, you'll find just about everything here. Located between the wharf and Battery Point, the street is lined on one side by a leafy park and the other by a good number of pretty fantastic eateries. If you love markets, this is a must do for you.
  • Beautiful market for fresh food, market food from local vendors, artisan produce. However, many stalls are massed produced wares so one has to be very careful and selective in choosing. Personally, I have found it hard to get a bargain here. Much of the stuff is expensive and in some cases exorbinate in pricing. The best buys are in the fresh produce stalls where quality is good and the pricing fair and good value. Well worth a visit if you are in Hobart
  • Great place to buy gifts for people and try local produce. Get there when it opens to avoid the crowds! A few stores selling wares not Australian or made elsewhere, but for the most part, a lovely Tasmanian-focused market, in a great setting!
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