Colourful, lively and utterly unique, Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s favourite outdoor bazaars. Every Saturday morning the historic Salamanca Place strip comes to life with more than 300 stallholders, showcasing the very best of Tasmanian food, arts, crafts and more. The historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place create a picturesque backdrop, and now house a fantastic collection of galleries, cafes, craft shops, restaurants and bars.
From artisan jams, authentic fudge, creamy cheeses and fresh produce to handcrafted jewellery, vintage collectables, flowers and homewares, the collection of stalls is eclectic, to say the least. Street performers and musicians keep visitors well entertained, with plenty of opportunities to eat, drink and shop. Soak up the atmosphere, chat with the locals and pick up a unique souvenir.
Salamanca Market pops up in the heart of the city centre, steps from the Hobart waterfront. Salamanca Place is closed to traffic on Saturdays, though there’s parking available in and around the city centre. Alternatively, ride the free Salamanca Shuttle bus from Hobart city centre direct to Salamanca Market.
Operating for over three decades, Salamanca Market is now a Hobart institution. The original community market was first held in 1972 and quickly became hugely popular with both locals and tourists alike. Today the market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction, with up to 40,000 visitors descending on Salamanca Place every weekend.