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Shopping areas in Hobart.

Hi All,

Will be arriving Hobart Fri night & have plans for Salamanca market Saturday morning, & would like to go clothes shopping Saturday afternoon. Are the major shops in the city? or are there some good area in the suburbs - if so where? & also what are the opening hours for shops & are the shops open on Sunday?

We will be in Tassie for 5 days & every day is planned so its only Sat afternoon & maybe a little bit on Sunday that are available for shopping.....

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1. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

Yes, the main shopping centre is the city - bounded more or less by Murray, Elizabeth, Liverpool and Macquarie Streets. Elizabeth is the main "mall".

You could also try nearby Sandy Bay which is small but somewhat up-market. There are other shoping centres in the northern suburbs (Moonah) and across the river (Eastlands).

Shops will be open 9 to 5 on Saturday and although they could be open all day on Sunday too, nothing much is open after mid-afternoon and generally everything is closed by 4pm.

Luigi

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2. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

Thank you Luigi....we are planning to do Salamanca markets on Saturday & thought that Saturday afternoon would be the logical time to do some shopping within the city.

Mona on Sunday with lunch at The Source or maybe just the cafe (depending on hunger & prices) & monday we will pick up a hire car & go to Port Arthur, stopping at Barilla bay for lunch...this has been suggested as a must do on this forum.

At this stage, thinking of staying at Stewarts bay on the Monday night & doing Port Arthur on Tuesday....but then not sure whether to go back to Hobart on Tues & stay there Tues night - before we fly out quite late on Wed night. Would you have any other options of where to go/stay on the Tuesday night out of the city? Is there another stopover that would be worthwhile?

Tasmania
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3. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

It all sounds like a good plan so far.

On Wednesday, you could go to Richmond (cute historic village) and the Coal River valley wineries. And then maybe take the back road (C322) from the eastern edge of the village to Bonorong to see Devils.

You could even do a circle back south from Bonorong through Risdon Cove to see some of our forgotten history. Gets a mention at item #18 on this page: tripadvisor.com.au/GoListDetail-i20652-Unusu…

And you could also go to Kangaroo Bluff for items #16 and 17.

That'd keep you on the eastern (airport) side of the river and you'd see some unusual things.

Depending on your budget, there are motels on the east side or some nice (and cheaper than the city) B&Bs around Bellerive.

At MONA, there's a bit of a roadway running north between the museum and the brewery that leads slightly uphill to the wine bar. It's a nice compromise between The Source and the cafe in the museum.

Edited: 5:39 am, June 13, 2012
Hobart, Australia
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4. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

Hi Aussiemerc,

Just to let you know that there are quite a few great boutique and bespoke clothing shops in the Salamanca Place area which are open 7 days a week. Most open Sundays 10am - 4pm.

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5. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

Thanks KimandCheryl.....we are staying at Salamanca Place so that sounds very convenient. Also sounds like it might be a great alternative to the 'chainstore' type shops I am assuming the CBD will have. It's become a 'tradition' to buy a new pair of shoes from places we visit - its my idea of a souvenier..

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6. Re: Shopping areas in Hobart.

I would agree with KimandCheryl, the salamanca area has some interesting shops - a range of art and craft outlets, mostly of very high quality, and there is a lot of activity in the area on a Sunday, more vibrant than the CBD for that time of the week. And because Hobart is so compact, you will have plenty of time for both anyway!

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