From sprawling eclectic markets in the cities to weekly farmers’ markets in the countryside, you are guaranteed to find perfect souvenirs and gifts.
Mixed Market Madness
The beautiful waterfront setting of Hobart’s Salamanca Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. For those in Launceston, the Boardmills Market is held on Saturday mornings on a 3.5 hectare historic property. In the north, locals and tourists alike head to the Penguin Market on Sundays for a fabulous day out.
These are the three largest mixed markets, giving you the chance to see the full variety of products that Tasmania has to offer. Wander through the festive atmosphere with buskers and other entertainment on hand. Cheese, wine, woodwork, jewellery, paintings and hand-made clothing are just some of the items for you to admire and covet.
Tasmania’s pristine environment is renowned for producing unsurpassed food and wine. Visit a farmers’ market to sample these taste sensations for yourself.
Farm Gate: This is the place where Hobartians head for Sunday brunch. You will find everything from locally-roasted coffee beans to organic pork to sourdough donuts at this colourful market.
Cradle Coast: Held on Saturday mornings in Ulverstone, you will find produce that is unavailable elsewhere. Buffalo, raw unfiltered honey, giant leeks and burdock are some of the more unusual items on offer.
Burnie: Find cheap, fresh produce at this market held in the showgrounds on Saturday mornings. As the first farmers’ market in Tasmania, you can expect to find great quality and knowledgeable vendors.
Art and Design
Tasmania has many great community markets which showcase the work of artists, artisans and designers.
MONA: Quality artworks and unusual entertainment can be found at the Museum of Old and New Art near Hobart on Sundays throughout summer. Expect dance offs and other quirky events to keep you enthralled.
Kingston Beach: South of Hobart, the Kingston Beach hall is the focal point for this hand-made market which is particularly famous for stalls featuring local artists, craftspeople and designers. This is a great family day out on the second Sunday of every month.
Latrobe: Come on Sundays to explore this quaint village with its historic buildings and chocolate factory, fifteen minutes from Devonport. Enjoy the great community atmosphere at the street market with stalls that showcase local artworks and antiques.
Spoilt For Choice
While you are exploring the Apple Isle, keep your eyes open for the dozens of local markets that happen every week. Your accommodation hosts will be more than willing to share their knowledge about nearby markets that suit your interests. There is no better way to meet the locals and fully appreciate the quality of products that are truly “Made in Tasmania”.Add Comment
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