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Tasmania Travel Guide

Tasmania — Shopping and Leisure

Tasmania is not touted as a worldly, fashion-savvy destination for shoppers. Nevertheless, retail therapy can be found in the form of handicrafts, pure wool and art. The cities of Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie all boast several markets that attract travelers and locals every week. Inside Hobart’s Salamanca Market, visitors will find a host of crafts, art and antiques. A range of bookstores are also found inside the markets of Tasmania’s larger cities.

Wool products are extremely popular. The climate and farming of sheep has led to an abundance of fleece, which happens to be among the worlds most sought after. In country towns and larger cities, wool can be purchased as yarn or as handmade clothing.

Hobart Shopping Spots

When in Hobart, there are several places worth visiting. Cat and Fiddle Shopping Arcade is home to 42 stores, Tasmania’s premier shopping district in the heart of the capital. Salamanca Place has a number of boutiques and fashion stores, not to mention a market that operates every Saturday. Elizabeth Street Mall, Eastlands Shopping Center and Centrepoint are also great spots to curb a shopping fix.

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