The Best Markets in Hobart and Surrounds for Local Produce & Artisan Wares
From premium local produce to vintage finds and handmade homewares, these are the best markets in Hobart and surrounds to pay a visit.
There's something about markets that ring in the weekend like nothing else, and it is truly a perk of Hobart and its outskirts, that every market you’ll head to for a coffee and a wander, means also being flanked by gorgeous mountain views.
It’s also no secret that Tasmania is seeing a growing number of creative mainlanders moving south, and when combined with those born and bred locals who have been cultivating incredible produce and their own craft skills for years; it’s no surprise that this island state's local markets are well stocked with some excellent finds.
Yes, that's right. The best markets in Hobart are full to the brim with fresh local produce, handcrafted wares, friendly faces and delicious food and drink that run the gamut from scallop pies and sheep whey vodka to luscious Bruny Island oysters and creamy Leatherwood honey stacked high. So come with empty bags and bellies, because these laden stalls will both inspire and delight.
This well-known long-running market is a must-visit for market lovers in Hobart. Salamanca Market celebrated 50 years of running last year, and in that time it’s grown to include over 300 stallholders, encompassing just about anything local you can think of, from records and woodwork stalls to Leatherwood honey and whisky producers. So central you can shuffle straight from one of Hobart’s many fabulous hotels [link] into an excellent coffee and a Lady Hester sourdough donut [link to bakeries piece].
Sitchu Tip: Don't miss out on the Tasmanian institution that is the humble curry scallop pie either.
8:30am - 3.00pm, Saturdays
Salamanca Place, Hobart
Farm Gate Market
Peaches and cherries and plums, oh my! Sprawled up a one-way street in central Hobart, Farm Gate Market is your one-stop shop for fresh local produce in abundance. Showcasing some of the best of southern Tasmania, you’ll find so much goodness in the form of coveted ‘bluebs’ from Jilly Grows Blueberries, vegan feta from Soyoyoy, spring bouquets from Wild Blooms a sea of anemones and cosmos and so much more among the array of growers, makers, distillers and brewers. There’s great breaky and lunch options too for that quintessential Sunday morning market feed, whether that be a glistening donut from Trophy Donuts, or heaving bowls of paella.
8:30am - 1.00pm, Sundays
104 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Willie Smiths Artisan Markets
Journey out of the city just half hour down south to the Huon Valley, where among the apple orchards you’ll find Willie Smiths Apple Shed. On Saturdays you can hit up their Artisan Market – a worthy array of artisan wares and produce from the area. When you’ve finished browsing through the local gin, pickles and preserves, and handmade ceramics, be sure to head back into the Apple Shed or it’s very comfortable outdoor space, for an organic apple cider in the sunshine.
10.00am - 2.00pm, Saturdays
2064 Huon Highway, Grove
On the third Saturday of the month, Hobartians with their eyes on the prize head to Reloved Market for a vintage, secondhand and design fix. With regular stalls intermingled with locals’ one-off wardrobe destashes, this is one of the best markets in Hobart if you love a good treasure hunt. Being Tassie, you’ll naturally find many a cute vintage sweater here, alongside the likes of vintage footwear, handmade jewellery, retro homewares and a whole lot more.
10.00am - 2.00pm, third Saturday of the month.
103 Melville Street, Hobart
Hobart Twilight Market
Live music, loads of great food vans, art and design stalls all overlooking the harbour of Hobart city in the twilight – does a market in Hobart get any better than this? Hobart Twilight Market is a great little stop on select Friday evenings (check their website for upcoming dates) for a bite to eat amid a convivial village atmosphere.
Great for families and pooch parents alike, the market is held year-round at Brooke Street Pier in the city, with a second spot during the summer months nearby in Sandy Bay. Trust us, you'll have zero regrets pulling in for a tray of Bruny Island oysters on in either location.
4:30pm - 9.00pm, select Friday evenings
Brooke Street Pier, 12 Franklin Wharf Hobart
17 Beach Road, Lower Sandy Bay
Country town market goodness right here! Further down in the valley, in this friendly creative and farming community, is the twice-monthly Cygnet Market. Brimming with all the hand-knitted, second hand book, fresh ceramic and garden goodness you could hope to find in a rural market, and loved by locals and visitors alike, market days here are a vibe. The indoor and outdoor stalls, live music and food offerings all line the town's main thoroughfare, allowing you to easily wander through the Cygnet's produce and homeware stores – and their fantastic local bakery Poolish & Co - on your visit.
10.00am - 2.00pm, first and third Sunday of the month
14 Mary Street, Cygnet