Salamanca Market

Travel to Tasmania anytime soon? This blog is about the basic of Salamanca Market such as which days will be open, what time commence, location, how to get there, what is all about and so on. If you are planning to travel to Tasmania, this blog will be the right one for you to get some details here before making any plan.

The picture shown above was taking just opposite the waterfront which is the location of Salamanca Market. First of all, Salamanca Market is one of the most popular market in Tasmania and it is the top list of the tourist attractions. Salamanca Market is located in Hobart Waterfront Tasmania. They open every Saturday from 8.30am to 3pm except ANZAC Days and Christmas Day. There was more than 300 stalls pop-up along historic Salamanca Place to showcase arts, crafts, jewellery, fresh food and produce, collectables as well as homewares. By the way, there was 2 market surround the Salamanca Market. They are a market on the Top level which is on the hill and the lower level which is on the ground 🙂 The top level was pretty cool and very beautiful view.

Tasmania’s most visited attraction has grown from a small collection of informal traders to a beloved iconic market, described by many visitors as the “best market in Australia”. Look out for some of the things that make Salamanca Market so special:

  • Talk to the artisans and craftspeople who create their products especially for Salamanca Market
  • Free tastings and samples to enjoy
  • Tasmanian-made and designed products.

How to get there?

Salamanca Market is located in close proximity and it is a very convenient walking distance from more than 20 hotels supplying over 1500 rooms. The Travel Information Centre can assist with hotel and tour bookings and provide local information to help make your stay memorable. Feel free to ask them if you get lost. They are pretty friendly and helpful to their visitor.

However, there is some option to get there which is bus, bike, Uber and Taxi. When I was visiting there, I took Uber from the Hobart airport to the market which is just cost me AUD$15. I was depart from the airport because I just arrived on Saturday which is very right time so I visit for a quick market view to get to know them well.

If you would like to catch the bus, the city bus mall is located at 22 Elizabeth Street and it is only a short seven minute walk to the market. But, if you are staying in the city, I do recommend either catch the free shuttle bus or walk which is worth. Visitors are encouraged to use the free Salamanca Market shuttle bus or the multiple car parks within the Hobart city centre.

Salamanca Market is just look like the Gaya Street Market which is located in the Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. The whole street are based on the local art work, handcraft, clothes, local cultures, musics, languages, performances, vegetables, cafes etc…..Salamanca Market is also located in front of the Salamanca Art Centres. You could drop-by to have a look around in the Art Centres to see what art work do they have.

Lastly, when you visit the Salamanca Market, you will see the purple colour bear which is called bobbies bear in the market. It is made of the lavender so you should buy one of the bear and then you can go to the website to name your bear. It is full smell of the Lavender. It came from the Lavender farm. You could even buy from the souvenir shop around the Tassie. It is cost $70 per bear. It is very costly but it is worth to get one as you only can get it in the Tasmania only. No matter where you buy, it is always the same price which is $70 per bear. Apart from bear in the stall, they do have lot of handmade product which is also made of Lavender. I love the smell of Lavender and I hope you will enjoy it and love it too 🙂

If you have any concern or need have or any suggestion, please don’t feel hesitate to contact me or from by the comment to ask me about it! Stay tune on my next blog 🙂

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