Take a walk through the Salamanca Market and you will enjoy the sights,tastes and sounds of a bustling market in Hobart. Run by the Hobart city council, the Salamanca markets spreads itself right along Salamanca place with some 300 stalls. Stall holders bring to you products from all over Tasmania, so expect to be able to buy fresh food, cheese, art & craft, local wines and other quality local made products. Whilst you take a walk around you will be entertained by the various buskers throughout the market, which creates that feel good fun atmosphere.
Once you have walked the length of the market, purchased some goods and listened to some music, it’s probably time for lunch – yes it’s quite easy to while away the hours at this market.
Market must knows
- The Salamanca Market runs every Saturday
- Starting at 8.30 a.m and concludes at 3 p.m
- The market is located at Salamanca Place in Hobart
Stall holders setting up early in the morning before the crowd arrives at 8.30 a.m.
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? This is apparently the best peanut butter in the world – who am I to argue with that!
Young buskers around every corner – ah make that every tent.
Delicious fresh produce a plenty can be found at many of the stall holders, even offering samples to try.
The salamanca market runs come rain, hail or shine and is incredibly busy – and rightly so it’s an amazing market with quality products.
Is it to early for a G&T? Of course it’s not – it’s 5 p.m somewhere in the world.
A bit of feel good folk music to get you in the spirit of the good times. Don’t forget to check out the back alleys and lane ways for other buskers and entertainment within the precinct, especially around lunch time and into the afternoon.
If you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth – then here is your opportunity 😉
The Tasmanian single malt whiskey Nant. Tasmania has all the right elements and the required cool climate to make good quality whiskeys. Throughout Tasmania you will find various distilleries offering tours and a cellar door experience.
Because you can never have too much lavender in your life. If you have a little more time in Tasmania, then a wonderful place to visit is the Bridestowe Estate lavender farm near Launceston. It has fields and fields of lavender as far as the eye can see.
Tasmania was once know as the ‘apple isle’ due to an abundance of apple orchards throughout the countryside.
You will meet interesting folk at the market – this fellow will read, I mean rip out a story whilst you admire his quirky stall. When you visit you will understand what I mean.
Let’s not forget the abundance of wine too! Sample wines from all over Tasmania and make sure you take home one of those ‘big’ samples too.
I’m definitely a sucker for cheese, it’s one of my weaknesses. Give me a park, a bottle of wine, a cheese platter and some good company any day. Make sure you get to taste some Tasmanian cheeses such as Bruny Island cheese, Ashgrove cheeses and Bay of Fires cheese, just to name a few.
The end of the line, all there is left to do is turn back and check out the other side.
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