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Published August 11th 2018
No issue parking and no parking fines
Salamanca Market is one of Australia's most vibrant and loved outdoor markets and a must-see attraction when you are in Hobart. It is where Tasmanian producers and designers present you with some of the Apple Isle's most wonderful produce and designs.
There's stylish clothing, bespoke jewellery, organic produce, artworks, bath and body care, ceramics and leather goods, handcrafted cheeses, bread, wines and spirits, and delicious hot foods.
It is the perfect place to buy gifts to take home with you whether it be wood carvings using the local Huon Pine, unique wooden toys and clothing for grandchildren or beautifully framed photography and paintings of the Tasmanian wilderness and bird-life by local artists.
The setting is also amazing as it located at historic Salamanca Place, next to the Hobart waterfront and with over 300 stallholders it's an experience that's hard to beat. But because is it such a historic setting it is is not an area that was made for automobiles and parking can be a real squeeze plus the parking fines are Draconian.
So thankfully for tourists and locals alike, there is a free Salamanca Shuttle bus that runs in a continuous loop between the Hobart city centre and Salamanca Market every Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm. This is a great solution if you are worried about finding parking near the market or if you are a tourist just trying to find your way to the market!
There are a host of city centre carparks where you can park your car or hire car and then you can catch the free shuttle bus to the market.
Here is a map of where you can pick up this free shuttle - click here.
Look out for the bright green bus...you can't miss it!
For another great way to get to a tourist attraction, in this case, MONA you can also try the Posh Pit on the MONA ferry. Certainly not free but worth every cent. And for an article on how to get cheap or even free campervan hire to go around Tasmania, click here.