Hobart shopping

Top Choice Market in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has filled the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Pl with more than 300 stalls. Fresh organic produce, secondhand clothes and books, tacky tourist souvenirs, ce…
Top Choice Market in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Farm Gate Market

Bathurst St turns organic at this weekly foodie favourite that brings in primary producers from across the state – expect fresh fruit and veg, raw honey, BBQ octopus, cut flowers and organic kimchi and yoghurt. A se…
Top Choice Books in MONA & Northern Hobart

State Bookstore

Usually the movie is adapted from the book, but in this case the bookstore is adapted from the adjoining State Cinema. Recently relocated into a larger space, its mainstays are art, architecture, literary fiction an…
Top Choice Books in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Fullers Bookshop

Hobart's best bookshop has a great range of literature and travel guides, plus regular book launches, signings and readings, and the writerly Afterword Café in the corner. Fullers has been a true hub of the Hobart l…
Top Choice Art in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Handmark Gallery

A key tenant at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Handmark has been here for 30 years, displaying unique ceramics, glass, woodwork and jewellery, plus paintings and sculpture – 100% Tasmanian, 100% exquisite.
Market in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Hobart Twilight Market

Filling the lawns behind Lower Sandy Bay Beach (aka Long Beach; about 5km south of central Hobart), this summer market runs to a beat of waves and live music. The official line goes, 'eats, drinks, design, music', a…
Books in Central Hobart & the Waterfront

Cracked & Spineless

We love a good secondhand bookshop (and don't care if the spines are cracked, absent or otherwise). This one is hidden up some steps at the back of a nondescript arcade, with $1 reads by the door and the odd new tit…
Food in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Bruny Island Cheese Co

Bruny Island cheese whiz Nick Haddow has done so well making cheese offshore, that he's opened a cheesy cellar door in the Salamanca Arts Centre. Sit, sip a wine and taste a few choice slivers (the white-mould 'Sain…
Arts & Crafts in MONA & Northern Hobart


After swanning through the exhibits inside MONA and enjoying a wine or two, check out the excellent little shop near the entry, selling quirky, interesting and disarming gifts for the folks back home, plus excellent…
Books in Central Hobart & the Waterfront


In a lovely old city sandstone shopfront, Poet specialises in nonfiction and philosophy, plus its own line of stationery (including hats, leather goods and cards) and fair-trade Sri Lankan tea (see www.poettea.com).