Located in the centre of Salamanca Place on Hobart’s iconic waterfront and considered the cultural hub of Hobart, lined with magnificent old sandstone warehouses which now home an array of art galleries, studios, live theatre and bars. On Saturdays, the place comes alive with the sights, sounds and scents of our internationally renowned Salamanca Markets, celebrating Tasmania’s unique heritage, artists and local producers.
Today Salamanca continues to enjoy a healthy association with the Hobart Port, with local businesses welcoming visiting cruise liners, research ships and the official finish line of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, as well as tourists from every part of Australia and the world. In the summer months, Hobart waterfront bustles with the excitement of the Taste Festival and Mona Museum’s summer festival Mona Foma (12-22 January). While over the winter months, locals and tourists can enjoy the unique ambience of the Festival of Voices and Mona’s unrivaled winter festival Dark MOFO. Set with the ever impressive Mount Wellington back drop, one of the better locations close to the city to catch a glimpse of the majestic Aurora Australis, Salamanca Place is a vibrant and essential part of the Tasmanian experience.