Hobart has a lot to offer visitors, but one of it’s best draw cards is Salamanca Market.
Growing up in this quaint Tasmanian town, I spent many of my Saturday mornings wandering through the market with my family, buying birthday gifts for friends or showing an interstate visitor around Hobart’s waterfront.
It’s easy to see why so many tourists end up here. I feel a pleasant satisfaction as I wind my way through the countless stalls, looking up occasionally at Salamanca’s long stretch of historic sandstone buildings and the picture perfect view of Mt Wellington in the distance.
There’s an abundance of souvenirs, but they are far from the tacky ‘Made in China’ Tassie Devil plush toys that you’ll find elsewhere. Tasmanian wood products, sweet smelling lavender products, cheeses, apples, homemade fudge, and locally made clothing.
I take a deep breath of the fresh air and sit under the shade of a tree, listening to buskers play upbeat melodies and snacking on the most amazing spinach and feta crepe that I grabbed from one of the numerous food stalls. Of all the markets I’ve been to, this is easily one of the best. I’m so glad my hometown has such a wonderful experience to offer.
For more activities to keep you busy, see 10 free things to do in Hobart.