8 Shopping Spots For The Creative Person To Explore In Hobart

A beautiful place like Tasmania is ideal for your summer holiday or that amazing summer hiking adventure. Tasmania is the only island state in Australia. No matter what your budget is you will find something to do that gives you enjoyment. Forget about the big city for a while and enjoy Tasmania’s beautiful coastlines, untouched forests, amazing cities and its wonderful and very different shopping spots.

Below is a list of 8 of the best shopping spots to visit in Hobart, however if you are looking for designer clothes then this list probably isn’t for you!

Tasmania has lots of shopping areas for you to explore but the below is a list of shops for the creative person. So if you love antiques, books and the wildlife then here is your perfect list.


The place, as its name states, sells rare, classic and second hand books. You will find it located in Salamanca Place, which is a stunning renovated 19th century building not far from the waterfront. Located near the business area.

Astrolabe Booksellers: 81 Salamanca Place (first floor). Hobart, Tasmania.


The market has a number of things to offer tourists; from local food items, dry goods and even crafts of all kinds. You can purchase fresh, frozen or even live sea food. Other items like clothing, tools, wines and everything you need inside and outside the house are also on offer. This is a great place if you have children because its very open and comfortable to shop in. The markets open hours are 10am to 4pm from Thursday – Sunday.

Island Markets: 54-56 Gormanston Road. Moonah. Tasmania. (Suburb of Hobart)


Here you will find a huge range of wildlife books, wildlife posters, Wildlife DVD’s, In depth maps of the island and even calendars. This shop is a charity shop and the profits it makes go to the protection and restoration of the Australia wildlife.

The Wilderness Society: 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart. Tasmania.


This shop first originated in New Zealand. It’s a huge chain of shops with branded names. If you are on a hiking holiday then this is the perfect shop for you. You will find hiking clothing, back packs and even hiking footwear. So this is a great place for anyone on a adventure holiday.

Kathmandu Hobart Stores:
119 Elizabeth Street. Hobart. Tasmania.
16 Salamanca Square. Hobart. Tasmania.


This market first opened in 1972. If you are looking for great quality and affordable products then this is the place for you. You will find great local food products, DVD’s, Souvenirs to take home, clothes, books and much more. This market has a number of interesting stalls to choose from. This is a market that you really should not miss seeing when visiting Tasmania.

Salamanca Market: Salamanca Place. Hobart. Tasmania.


Recycled recreation is located in The Climbing Edge. This is also a great place for those on an adventure holiday. You will find second hand gears for hiking and outdoor use. You can also purchase tents, shoes, clothing and much more. It’s also a great place to buy tools for your adventure.

Recycled Recreation: 1 Bathurst Street. Hobart. Tasmania.


This is an amazing place located on Hunter Street, Hobart, that you shouldn’t miss out on in Tasmania. Here you will be able to view art by local Aborigines and Tasmanian Aborigines You will find beautiful necklaces and baskets as well as paintings. There are also cafes and bars where you can order some food.

Art Mob: 29 Hunter Street. Hobart. Tasmania.

Donna Reilly

Donna Reilly

Donna Reilly lives in Ireland and is a qualified Website Developer, having studied via Open University and graduated in 2010. Her hobbies include reading and writing poetry. She regularly guest posts about travel related topics and has visited Hobart in Australia on holiday.

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