Salamanca Market, one of Australia’s largest and most vibrant outdoor markets, is located in Hobart City Centre along Salamanca Place. Every Saturday, thousands of locals and tourists flock to the vibrant market to visit the wide selection of over 300 stalls for the fresh produce, food and music. If you are planning your next trip to Hobart, here’s why you should make sure this most-visited Saturday outdoor market is on your itinerary!
Check out authentic local products at the market on a lovely Saturday
First held on 22 January 1972, Salamanca Market has grown from a dozen informal traders to more than 300 licensed traders now. Every Saturday from 8.30am to 3.00pm, you can find these licensed traders, together with a selection of registered casual traders peddling authentic Tasmanian products, between the lawns and historic buildings of Salamanca Place, near Hobart City’s waterfront. Wake yourself up on a lazy weekend, with a cup of warm and aromatic coffee and a sandwich at one of the many food stalls available. If you would like to check out the local fresh produce such as honey and fruit jams, or handmade fine art pieces and accessories, there are many stalls in this market to satisfy your needs too. It is not just a top tourist attraction in Hobart, but also a favourite amongst locals who come here because of the wide selection of stalls available.
Be entertained by talented buskers
While you take your time to check out the numerous stalls in this large outdoor market, do stop by and watch the talented buskers performing along the street, strumming a lively folk song or singing the blues. If you enjoy the performance, do offer some gratuities at the end of their performance so that they will feel appreciated and encouraged. Who knows, you may be contributing to the development of budding talents in Tasmania! These buskers can be found at designated busking areas in Salamanca Place, such as Gladstone Street and Salamanca Square, which is a popular place for restaurants & bars at night.
Enjoy a lovely stroll with the beautiful Mt. Wellington as the backdrop
Besides filling your stomachs with authentic and fresh local food and beverages, shopping for local handicraft and the likes of it, as well as entertainment from talented buskers in the market, you will be delighted to find yourself strolling along one of the most beautiful parts of the city centre. Salamanca Market is located near the Hobart waterfront, with the beautiful Mt. Wellington as its backdrop. So while you get busy with exploring all the offerings in the market, don’t forget to admire the surrounding lovely scenery Salamanca Place has to offer. There are several historic buildings in the area for you to explore as well, alongside the well-maintained St David’s park by the market.
Easy access to the nearby scenic waterfront
Salamanca Market closes at 3pm, but that doesn’t mean your interesting day out ends then. Just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque Hobart waterfront, you just need to cross Salamanca lawns to get to the docks. Over there, be welcome by the sight of hardworking fishing boats berthed close to cruising yachts and an occasional square-rigger or two. There are also a number of cafes, bars and restaurants along the waterfront for you to chill your evening away while soaking in the alluring waterfront scenery.
A gorgeous Saturday at Salamanca Market
With so much to offer for every visitor to one of the largest and most vibrant outdoor markets Down Under, it’s no wonder Salamanca Market is the most-visited attraction in Tasmania. Don’t miss this top-rated attraction if you are visiting Hobart, or you will definitely regret it! Getting to Salamanca Market is easy because of the free Salamanca Market Shuttle Bus every Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm at 10-min interval that runs in a continuous loop around 9 convenient stops. So what are you waiting for? Make your Hobart trip complete with a visit to Salamanca Market soon!
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