Saturday morning at Salamanca Market is a Tasmanian institution. Operated by the Hobart City Council over 300 stall holders gather in the wee hours of the morning each Saturday to get ready for the State’s popular attraction loved by locals and tourists alike.
Positioned at Salamanca Place between the Princes Wharf and the sandstone warehouses that line the street you will find the rows of stalls all vying for your business.
At the market, which is celebrating 40 years of operation, you will find stallholders selling fresh produce, gourmet products, arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery and so much more.
Depending on the weather you may decide to buy your lunch from one of the food stalls and sit under the plane trees or on the grass out the front of the Parliament building. If you are there during winter or catch bad weather there are plenty of cafes and restaurants that run parallel to the market or that can be found in the little alleyways, shopping arcades or behind at Salamanca Square.
The market operates between 8am until 3pm every Saturday but it is advised to get there prior to noon to avoid missing out on some of the goodies.
I love going to Salamanca Markets any time of the year and will be sure to bring you more shots soon coming in to Autumn when the trees surrounding the markets are all changing in colour – delightful!