Tourism Business Salamanca Place Hobart Tasmania

One of the most frequently visited outdoor markets in all of Australia, every single Saturday the Salamanca Market (located next to the Salamanca Place on the Hobart Waterfront) is a brand-new adventure.

The market opens every Saturday at 8:30 AM (though early bird visitors can usually get in even just a bit earlier than that), closing up for the end of day at 3 PM – with the only exception being Christmas Day or Anzac Day, when the market is open on Sunday.

You never have to worry about paying for admission to the Salamanca Market, and all are welcome – from the youngest visitors to the oldest and everyone in between. Featuring more than 300 individual shops to explore, you’ll also find plenty of live music and entertainment, delicious food that ranges from local cuisine to international delights and everything in between, and some of the most unique gifts perfect to memorialize your trip to Tasmania.

The most visited tourist hotspot in all of Tasmania, it should come as no surprise that the Salamanca Market has won numerous awards over the past few decades for its cultural impact. In 2016 and 2017 alone this market took all major awards from the Tasmanian Tourism Board and the Australian Tour is Awards, and many believe the market is a shoo-in for a repeat victory in 2018 and beyond.

If you’re looking to take in as much of the Salamanca Market as possible, but are a little bit tight on time, veterans of this tourist hotspot recommend zigzagging between the stalls and booths to cover more ground. You’ll be able to discover some of the true hidden gems of this open-air market with this kind of approach, and you’ll be able to soak in as much of the unique culture that this Tasmanian hotspot has to offer along the way!