Salamanca Market: there wouldn’t be a Tourism Tasmania brochure that doesn’t suggest it, and with good reason. It’s just one of those essential holiday attractions when you visit the island state.

Buskers at Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

Buskers: Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

Saturday: Salamanca Market, Hobart

This particular market is the sort that locals visit much more than just once. I’ve been several times, and will definitely continue to visit regularly. The buskers rotate appearances and performances, giving patrons a unique entertainment experience each time.

Flowers: Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

Flowers: Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

There is an alley specifically for locally-produced goods, but with more stall-holders than places available, sometimes the casual retailers rotate. And if you want fresh Tasmanian vegetable produce, the Salamanca Market is a good place to start.

Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetables

Obviously the season dictates which vegetable products are available and what price they bring. That’s another reason the market has to evolve each week, offering return customers variety and interest.

Markets are often a draw-card for tourism; Tasmania no exception. But there needs to be some point of difference to make it special and attract crowds.

Salamanca Market: Special Attraction

Aside from the great range of goods, Salamanca Market has such a picturesque position right in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront, with Mount Wellington looming large in the background.

Along one side, there’s the 19th century sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place that now house permanent restaurants and galleries and border Salamanca Square. The other side yields a boulevard of plane trees and gardens. Beyond is the waterfront, lined with tour boats and double decker buses.

Wooden fruit souvenirs: Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

Crafts using Tasmanian timbers: Salamanca Market

When you’ve purchased your Tasmanian vegetables, some souvenirs, a little indulgence and presents to go, there’s a delightful diversion nearby, another of Tourism Tasmania’s gems. Hidden in the sandstone avenue of former warehouse buildings, are the steps leading to Kelly Street.

Salamanca Market to Kelly Street: Hobart Tasmania

Kelly Street steps: Battery Point, Hobart

But wait, that will have to be a story for another day! In the meantime, check out a few more images from Salamanca Market.

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