Salamanca Arts Centre

Top choice in Hobart

The nonprofit Salamanca Arts Centre has been here since 1977 and occupies seven Salamanca warehouses. It's home to dozens of arts organisations and individuals, including excellent shops, galleries, theatres, studios, performing-arts venues, a cheese shop, a couple of cafes and public spaces.

Don't miss the free Friday evening Rektango hoedown in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard out the back.

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2. Salamanca Place

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This picturesque row of three- and four-storey sandstone warehouses is a classic example of Australian colonial architecture. Dating back to the whaling…

3. Battery Point

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Tucked in behind Salamanca Pl, the old maritime village of Battery Point is a tight nest of lanes and 19th-century cottages. Spend an afternoon exploring:…

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Presiding over an oak-studded park adjacent to Salamanca Pl, Tasmania’s sandstone Parliament House (1840) was originally a customs house. There’s a tunnel…

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Fronted by a babbling fountain, this stately Greek-Revival sandstone mansion (pronounced ‘Narinna’) was built in 1837 by trader Captain Andrew Haig. Set…

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8. Waterfront


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