The award-winning Salamanca Market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction and one of the largest outdoor markets in all of Australia. This iconic Saturday tradition brings Hobart's waterfront alive with a celebration of the senses. In a vibrant atmosphere of cultural commerce, over 300 stallholders line the street from sunrise where locally crafted products include Tasmanian timber treasures and homewares, unique clothing and jewelry, fresh and seasonal produce, artwork, leather goods, soaps and skincare, artisan cheeses, breads, wines and spirits as well as tasty ‘on the go’ eats. The historic sandstone warehouses form the background to this bustling event, with the waterfront beckoning just alongside. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Hobart City Council.
Aromas of freshly carved Huon Pine amalgamate with the rich undertones of roasted coffee as sellers sing out from their stalls. The Salamanca Market is humming with cultural vibrancy and artistic inspiration with unique treasures to be found in abundance. Sift through quirky finds and pick up some local fruit and veg as you weave your way through the bustling stalls. Visit nearby galleries, cafes, craft shops, and restaurants and bars. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Melinda Ta.
If you visit during the summer months, cool down with a traditionally brewed old fashioned ginger beer. For the colder months, we find the best way to warm up is to feast on a bowl of tempura battered mushrooms with wasabi mayo.
Salamanca Market is open every Saturday (except for Christmas Day or Anzac Day when the market is held on Sunday), rain or shine, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The market is only cancelled under extreme weather conditions. Free entry.
Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS 7001
On Saturdays, Salamanca Place is closed to vehicles from 5:30 am to 6:00 pm and vehicle parking near Salamanca Market is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the free Salamanca Market shuttle bus, the Metro bus system or one of the local car parks. Image thanks to Wai Nang Poon.
Come hungry to the market, where you’ll find plenty to taste and savor, including a wealth of local products, including world famous Tasmanian honey and whisky! Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy.