For over fifty years, Salamanca Market has been a favourite Saturday destination for both locals and visitors. Extending the length of Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place, the market is filled with local arts, and crafts, fresh produce straight from surrounding farms, clothing, jewellery, souvenirs, as well as surprising niche products from the creative Tassie folk.
There’s everything from whiskey to woollen wear, timber to truffles, cheese to ceramics, photography to pampered pooch products. As well as the amazing goods on offer, it’s the atmosphere and relaxed vibe of Salamanca Market that lures people in every Saturday. It’s a wonderful place to relax over a delicious breakfast or lunch while enjoying the local musicians.
Salamanca Market is proudly Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction. Extending from the top of Davey Street to the silos end, it’s the perfect place to get lost (in the best possible way) on a Saturday in Hobart. This funky street market runs every week from 8.30 am to 3 pm – no matter what the weather. The only exception is if ANZAC Day or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, and the markets close.
Over 300 stallholders open up shop every week to offer their interesting, local wares and the market has become a Saturday ritual for locals - a place to catch up on the week’s news over a coffee with friends.
Salamanca Market is a great place for visitors to meet the makers, artisans, and designers, learn about different products, and produce and support the local community. It’s a special spot that’s worth planning your Tasmanian holiday itinerary around!
Salamanca Market is so much more than a lively, outdoor marketplace. The setting is stunning, with stalls stretched along the waterfront of Salamanca Place with Mount Wellington off in the distance. The backdrop on one side features 19th-century Georgian sandstone warehouses converted into shops and offices.
A short stroll away is Hobart’s popular wharf and pier precinct with Constitution Dock and its seafood restaurants and cafes boasting some of the freshest seafood in the country. The city centre is just a few blocks away with lovely parks and gardens along the way.
Behind Salamanca Place, climb two flights of colonial-era stairs and you’ll find yourself in beautiful Battery Point. The quiet streets and quaint lanes are lined with 19th-century weatherboard and sandstone cottages that have been lovingly restored. It’s a pretty place to explore some of Hobart’s history while stopping to smell the rose-filled gardens along the way.
The first official Salamanca Market was started by Hobart City Council over 50 years ago. It opened at Salamanca Place on the 22nd of January 1972 with just 15 stalls.
Salamanca Market is proudly owned and operated by the City of Hobart.
If you want to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a meal, stroll through the 300 stalls, and chat with the artisans and locals, then allow at least three hours.
There are simply too many to list, but you can find a list of stallholders on the Salamanca Market website. Imagine local whiskey, wine and gin, hand-crafted cheeses, farm fresh produce and preserves. Add in artists from across Tasmania, creators of organic skincare, clothing, woollen goods, ceramics, and local timber products as well as antiques, collectibles, and unique, quirky items not found anywhere else.
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