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Top Choice Historic Site in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Place

This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling days of the 1830s, Salamanca was the hub of Hobart’s trade and…
Top Choice Historic Site in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Battery Point

An empty rum bottle’s throw from the waterfront, the old maritime village of Battery Point is a tight nest of lanes and 19th-century cottages, packed together like shanghaied landlubbers in a ship’s belly. Spend an …
Top Choice Market in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Market

Every Saturday morning since 1972, the open-air Salamanca Market has lured hippies and craft merchants from the foothills to fill the tree-lined expanses of Salamanca Place with their stalls. Fresh organic produce, …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Arts Centre

The non-profit Salamanca Arts Centre has been here since the '70s and occupies seven Salamanca warehouses. It's home to dozens of arts organisations and individuals, including excellent shops, galleries, studios, pe…
Top Choice Bakery in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure you stop by this neighbourhood bakery-cafe, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Early-morning cake and coffee may evolve into a quiche f…
Top Choice Bar in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Jack Greene

The gourmet burgers here nudge $20, but atmospheric Jack Greene (a European hunting lodge on the run?) is worthwhile if you're a wandering beer fan. Glowing racks of bottled brews fill the fridges, and there are at …
Top Choice Cafe in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Retro Cafe

So popular it hurts, funky Retro is ground zero for Saturday brunch among the market stalls (or any day, really). Masterful breakfasts, bagels, salads and burgers interweave with laughing staff, chilled-out jazz and…
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.
Live Music in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard

Some of Hobart’s best live tunes get an airing every Friday night in this courtyard, just off Woobys La. It’s a free community event that started in about 2000, with the adopted name ‘Rektango’, borrowed from a band…
Craft Beer in Salamanca Place & Battery Point

Waterman’s Beer Market

'Since 1840' is the tag-line here… Well, the building maybe. But 'WBM' is one of a new brigade of Salamanca Place booze rooms, focused on excellent craft and small-batch beers and live music Thursday to Saturday. Or…