Set among the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place in Hobart, this famous market attracts thousands of locals and visitors every Saturday of the year.
Salamanca Market is one of those special places where you actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell.
The nearly 300 stallholders include makers of hand-made Tasmanian pieces from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful glassware and ceramics. Of course, there are also fantastic fresh fruit and organic vegetables, all accompanied by buskers and music.
From the market, it's a short walk up historic Kelly's Steps to the Georgian cottages and early maritime village atmosphere of Battery Point.
Also nearby is Hobart's picturesque waterfront where you'll find fishing boats berthed close to cruising yachts and the occasional square-rigger or two.
Salamanca Market is held every Saturday from 8.30 am to 3 pm – rain, hail or shine.
Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, opened in January 2011. It is Australia's largest private museum and houses a diverse private collection that ranges from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world's most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art.
Mona is the only Australian experience that offers visitors a vineyard setting within a 15-minute drive of an Australian capital city, on-site accommodation, world-class fine dining on-site at The Source restaurant, cellar door tastings, off-site micro-brewery tours, heated pool, sauna and gymnasium, an all-year events program and an internationally significant museum with a café and museum shop.
The building's subterranean design and the owner's unconventional and challenging curatorial approach make it a must-see for any visitor to Australia.
Mona is located at 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia; a 15-minute drive from Hobart's centre, or a 30-minute ride on our MR1 fast ferry from Hobart's Brooke Street Pier (Posh Pit: $50 per person return/Cattle Class: $20 per person return). MONA ROMA coach hotel transfers and airport service also available.
Although protected as a reserve and not a national park, Wellington Park contains a wealth of wilderness right on Hobart's doorstep, with majestic kunanyi/Mount Wellington towering above the city. Only in Tasmania would you find so much wilderness and natural beauty so close to the city - 18,000 hectares of it just a 20-minute drive away.
Wellington Park connects Hobart's urban landscape to the bush and can be reached from several points including central Hobart, the suburb of Glenorchy and several out-of-town areas.
From the city side, majestic kunanyi/Mount Wellington is the star - dominating the scene, feeding the waterways that flow down to the harbour and supplying some of the freshest drinking water in the world.