Tasmania’s vibrant markets buzz with activity and feature unique products from across the state. They are the perfect venues to buy local and celebrate Tasmanian culture by enjoying local produce and savoring spectacular cuisine. They are also a hotspot for finding incredible bargains and specialized items such as antiques, local art, craft, clothing, and more. Last but not least, they’re an exceptional opportunity to become immersed in the local community and meet local growers and artists as well. Image thanks toTourism Tasmania & Adrian Cook.
Although the most popular and well-attended markets take place in Hobart and Launceston, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a variety of markets and country shows scattered across the island in small towns and villages. They are worth hunting for and are sure to surprise and delight with their uncommon wares. A few noteworthy markets include:
Award-winning Salamanca Market
in Salamanca Place (Hobart) is far and away the top choice for market-goers in Tasmania. As one of Tasmania’s top visited attractions, every Saturday visitors will find themselves swirled amongst boisterous locals and tourists alike, with a dizzying array of choices and crowded stalls offering food and drink, local products, artwork
, handmade clothing, and much, much more. Image thanks to Poon Wai Nang.
On Sunday mornings head over to the Farm Gate Market in downtown Hobart to taste local produce and meet the growers. As a favourite pastime for locals, this market is popular for produce shopping and a perfect place to grab a delicious breakfast and share a meal with friends or family. From Tasmanian honey, to berries, organic nuts, specialty coffees, or even lemon curd sourdough doughnuts, it’s all ready to be sipped and savoured on site. Your ears will also be treated to the sounds of local musicians and the laughs of local children playing. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osborne
In the summer months, this family
and pet- friendly night market is the place to be. Taking place at one of two central locations, Lower Sandy Bay or Macquarie Point, all things local are celebrated here, including food and produce, arts and crafts, and homewares. Local musicians add to the festive atmosphere.
Every Saturday from 8.30am until 12.30pm, the town of Launceston
comes alive in a charming inner city car park for the Harvest Market. In the heart of the city, locals and tourists come together to enjoy seasonal produce, organic goods, and mix and mingle with local farmers. Image thanks to Tourism Tasmania & Harvest Launceston Farmers' Market.