Take your pick of Tasmania's finest arts, crafts and produce
The perfect outdoor activity to mingle amongst the locals, choose fresh produce and indulge in some shopping for all things homemade and hip, the markets in Tasmania are popular and plentiful. A creative outlet for locals to showcase their art, craft and clothing, you can guarantee to obtain a one off purchase, antique collectable or unique handcrafted homeware to take home. Usually held of a Saturday and Sunday, rise with the sun and head out to a Tasmanian marketplace to get first pick of the goods.
Where are some of the best markets in Tasmania?
One of Australia’s best known destinations for hip and homespun is that of the Salamanca Markets, situated in the centre of Hobart in Salamanca Place. Celebrating the best of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative talent and gifted musicians, the Salamanca Market comes alive every Saturday, with nearly 300 stallholders offering clothing, food and unique household accessories. Surrounded by the galleries, cafes, restaurants and bars of Salamanca Place, this marketplace is best suited to a day’s worth of wandering prior to an evening’s worth of indulgence.
The Penguin Markets in the states North West coast are one of Tasmania’s smaller markets, offering fresh produce, Tasmanian handicrafts, fashion items and homewares every Sunday. For those looking for choice, The Penguin Markets also have an international food court, complete with espresso bar and ice cream bar – guaranteed not to leave you waddling like a penguin.
The first farmer’s market to be established in Tasmania, Burnie Farmers Market offers some of the state’s famous fresh produce, country arts and crafts and an outdoor cappuccino bar to enjoy the weekend sunshine. For something with a rich piece of Tasmanian history, why not trove for some antique treasures at the Latrobe markets. Crafts, produce, preserves and bric a brac are just some of what these markets have on display every Sunday, alongside a selection of local artwork.
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