The Best Places to Shop in Tasmania

Bring home a gift or remembrance that will spark memories of your time in Tassie. Just the right handmade crafts, local foods, books, clothes, and housewares can transport you right back to your journey.

29 Hunter Street
Tasmania’s sole dedicated Aboriginal art gallery contains fine-art pieces from most of Australia’s indigenous communities and by some of the country’s most collectible artists. The gallery puts on regular exhibitions, and its passionate owner is always happy to share his expert knowledge.

165 Elizabeth Street
The Country Women’s Association shop might not sound too exciting, but this Tasmanian institution delivers on all fronts. Drool over the delicious homemade treats, including cakes, cookies, shortbread and meringues; the jams, chutneys and marmalades make for excellent gifts. Best of all, 100 percent of the profits go to the charitable causes supported by the CWA.

3/36 Main Rd, Wivenhoe TAS 7320, Australia
Delish Fine Foods, which is just south of Burnie, knows its fromage. Kurt Wyss, a master cheese maker from Switzerland, owns the shop with his wife, Ann. Pick up some of their favorite Tasmanian and international delicacies along with gourmet chutneys, top Tasmanian wines and a selection of housewares and books.

It is also a cafe and gourmet deli serving globally-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes every day until 2:30pm. Swing by for tasty dishes like their Turkish breakfast or chunky French Toast in the morning. Come lunch time, order up the chicken curry or Mexican fritters for a more filling meal.
77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia
The 1830s Georgian sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place have been converted into more than a dozen galleries and performance spaces. There are also artists’ studios brimming with jewelry and other creations—look for wood-and-bead necklaces by Rosalie Malham and timeless tunics by designer Leonie Struthers. On Saturdays, more than 300 food and craft vendors are on hand to sell their wares at the Salamanca Market.

1/130 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
by Jennie Nunn On a tree-lined street just outside downtown, Store & Co sells vintage, recycled, and handcrafted products out of a 19th-century Georgian building. Owner Sandy Robinson stocks the space with Savon de Marseille soaps and Zetta Florence stationery as well as Australian creations, including scented Glasshouse candles, sophisticated accessories by Elk, shown, and cheery rain gear by Wet & Windy. Store & Co, 61/(0) 3-6224-9977. This appeared in the March/April 2012 issue.
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