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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6238 2410
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Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best...

Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best outdoor market - proudly operated by the City of Hobart - every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Hobart's Salamanca Place.

 

Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year.

 

They come to visit more than 300 stalls for the food and music, fresh fruit, crisp organic vegetables, hot baked spuds, the warm aroma of a coffee and croissant, buskers singing the blues, stroking a harp or strumming a lively folk song.

 

They come for breakfast, scrambled eggs and orange juice at a Salamanca cafe, then a stroll along the hundreds of stalls, meeting friendly people who make or grow what they sell.

 

Salamanca Market highlights fine Tasmanian art & craft including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing and bold ceramics.

 

Salamanca Market is close to historic St David's Park on the fringe of Hobart's central business district. From the market, it's a short climb up Kelly's Steps to reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point.

 

Hobart's picturesque waterfront is also nearby - cross Salamanca lawns to the docks, where hard-working fishing boats are berthed close to cruising yachts and a square-rigger or two.

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It is an absolute spectacle of colour, sounds, smells & tastes! It has a bewildering number & variety of stalls & vendors...something to appeal to everyone & anyone who visits... read more

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is an absolute spectacle of colour, sounds, smells & tastes! It has a bewildering number & variety of stalls & vendors...something to appeal to everyone & anyone who visits. One of the few MUST visit markets. However; though ethical values are up-held by many of the stallholders...some trade on strange interpretations...whoever heard of "sustainable Palm-Oil plantations" as being good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Generally, a visit to Salamanca Markets is a must if in Hobart on a Saturday. Lots of variety, many genuine goods, and a variety of food at reasonable prices. Should have been smarter, thought I was getting a good deal with leather belts selling for $10. Have worn it twice and already it is coming apart. Apart from that, we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a guy I found it like most markets, mildly annoying. However there was a couple of excellent food places. One does all sorts of things with nuts. I bought a lot of these. There was a great chocolate stand also. I also enjoyed the antique stands for fun nick nacks. The skill with the wood turning was also good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favour and go. Best markets in Australia. Fresh food and tastings. Quirky buys. This truly is an amazing experience. Must do.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great craft market in the middle of Hobart, that became institution. Well worth the visit. Excellent atmosphere, every stall holder would gladly explain everything about their craft and produce, and if you have more time, they will tell you family history as well.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always like markets to be markets., I know it is all locals selling but I just found it very expensive. The food was to die for., atmosphere was good but I just found it a little expensive for some of the items on sale.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived as many stall holders were setting up, we did this due to limited parking and pay n display places. Once we walked down the hill with our 87 year old mum the markets are on the flat except for the far end which mum did not attempt. There is a great variety of fresh food products, venders selling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip to Hobart is not complete without a visit to Salamanca markets. Good quality clothing , warm woolly scarves and socks. Yummy snacks and coffee, easy access from Harbourside accommodation. I love that much is accessible by walking. Oh and don't forget the wonderful cheeses and artisan Mount Wellinton tea..... Mild and fragrant mmmm!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Salamanca Square and were delighted with the shopping.Lots to see and lots of places to eat and sit and watch the world go by. Great for tourists as well as the locals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great markets, possibly best in Australia. A great deal of local produce, arts and crafts, local wines and spirits, great food and entertainment. Makes for a good morning. Very enjoyable.

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