Jun
28
2013

A quick guide to Tasmania’s Markets

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The vibrant state of Tasmania is home to a myriad of markets, with crafts, food, antiques and other unique homewares showcased at these gatherings, dotted around the island.

In any trip it's recommended that you make a visit to at least one market, so that you can get a taste of the local produce and maybe even take home a souvenir from your travels.

Here are a few markets that you can check out during your time in Tasmania.

Harvest Market

This authentic farmers market is located north of the island in Launceston, where you can pick up fresh dairy products, meat and seafood from local farmers; vegetables, herbs, fruit, plants and flowers from gardeners; pastries, breads and cakes from bakers; and other special products such as jams, honey, cheeses, oils and preserves.

You can also nab yourself a bottle of Willie Smith's Organic Cider at the Harvest Market, created using the very best-tasting apples!

Salamanca Market

The Salamanca Market is located in the busy capital hub of Hobart, attracting thousands of visitors every Saturday of the year.

More than 300 stalls offer fresh fruit, crisp vegetables, delicious coffees, croissants, artwork and handmade crafts, all to the sound of buskers at Salamanca Place.

The market is the perfect place to stop in for breakfast, operating from 08:30 to 15:00, with so many tasty treats on offer! You can also take a closer look at the hand-worked glass and Tasmanian timbers on display, before heading to the restaurants surrounding the popular area for lunch.

Penguin Market

Pay a visit to Tasmania's largest undercover market on the beautiful north-west coast – the Penguin Market!

Rain or shine, the Penguin Market is a delight, with jewellery, fashion, giftware, Tasmanian woodwork and home wares on offer.

You can also listen to live entertainment in the courtyard while munching on your breakfast.

Harvest Market in Launceston

The Market at Penguin - Sundays

Salamanca Market - a banner from the Hobart City Council

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