One of the best ways to experience Tasmania’s home grown talent and rich heritage is through its hand made arts and crafts and locally produced goods. Stroll along the inviting thoroughfares of Hobart and Launceston where you’ll find a wonderful collection of fashion boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops. From the countryside to small towns, farmers markets showcase the freshest in Tasmanian produce while wineries and cheese shops highlight their delicious offerings and other great gift ideas.
One of Tasmania's most popular, and historically vibrant shopping districts is found along Hobart's Salamanca Place. Located just steps from the city's picturesque harbour, this charming thoroughfare is lined with expertly restored nineteenth century wharehouses. Having been cleverly transormed into modern shopping retail spaces, these classic buildings are filled with inviting shops, markets, cafes and eateries. One of the best times to enjoy this enticing retail setting is on Satuday mornings when the Salamanca Markets are in full swing. A wide array of locally produced gifts, health and beauty products, foods and fashion can all be found in this cheerful market setting.