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Address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6238 2410
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Sat 08:00 - 15:00

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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Good markets with excellent shops nearby

Lots of stalls selling lots of goods... variety abounds and a great place to shop; nearby shops, cafes and restaurants also good... well worth a visit.

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Lots of stalls selling lots of goods... variety abounds and a great place to shop; nearby shops, cafes and restaurants also good... well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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Any time I go to Tasmania I always make sure I get at least two Saturdays in just to go to the markets. Where do you start Variety is key you have second hand items, hand crafted items from wood carvings to glass blown items, through to jewellery and the best hand knitted items for babies through to adults. The... More 

Thank Whatdathink
Brisbane, Australia
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Surprisingly bought lots of stuff here - great selection of handbags, Tshirts and even ordered a stainless steel letter box plate (to be delivered)! The German sausage was not great - dry and bread roll was heavy. It got very crowded by midday so go early !

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Stawell, Australia
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Very impressed that majority of goods were made in Tassie. Goods for sale were a high standard. Stall holders were friendly and helpful. There was lots of food, clothes, household goods, plants, decorations, hats.

Thank Polly3380
Sydney, Australia
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Salamanca market provides a fabulous combination of entertainment, food options, quality souvenirs, artistic works and local produce. Buskers interspersed throughout the market provide a great atmosphere. Get there early as it gets very crowded.

Thank Ian C
Perth, Australia
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Fantastic market with so many stalls. Great vibe, can get a bit busy but worth a visit lots of local product.

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We visit everytime we're in Tasmania. Food, Gifts, Music. Entertainment. Antiques and produce at amazing prices highlighting the best on offer anywhere. Just so much to see and enjoy

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Spent roughly three hours wandering the market taking in all the sights and smells of the place. It was fun to talk to the locals about sourcing the wood for their bowls or where the original paintings of their work were hanging. All sorts of choices for savory and sweet foods. Nice differences from the North American markets.

Thank Donald J
Sydney, Australia
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I had waited years to experience the excitement and mystery of Salamanca Market. All those travel shows and articles suggested it was a one of a kind. "Tasmania's #1 attraction" and all. Well, it was lovely and it was a pleasure to experience but really it had very little out of the ordinary to offer. It is very much like... More 

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Love a good market. Although my favourite still remains is Eumundi Markets. This market has many stall with a variety of stalls. Love that it is in a straight line and makes for easy walking.

Thank Madaboutpurple

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