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“Shopping Isn't Cheap” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shopping in Hobart

Shopping in Hobart
Ranked #5 of 29 Shopping in Hobart
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Richardson, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shopping Isn't Cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I did find personalized ink pens for souvenirs in Hobart at an affordable price. Clothing in Australia is very expensive, even if, they look unappealing. All of the stores I went in seemed to cater to the young people with short dresses, see-thru blouses, and skin-tight leggings. Nothing much for over 50 crowd.

Visited March 2013
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Sechelt, Canada
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Salamanca market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

The market takes place every Saturday, right downtown Hobart, almost next to the Salamanca Inn. When we were there , there was also an art festival taking place and the whole place was one colorful spot full of fun, food and very good things to buy. This is a must see and experience; there is live music everywhere and circus like people are entertaining the crowds continuously.It made me think of a market in Amsterdam, full of European goodies, and full of friendly people.

Visited January 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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188 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Limited range”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very basic. OK if you want to get the odd thing from Target or Myer if you don't have these stores in your own geographical area. We found it a little difficult to find a good cafe in the city centre. Don't expect Melbourne/Sydney style stores here.

Visited March 2013
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10 Thank Lyn W
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Sydney, Australia
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342 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Not to be compared with Sydney or Melbourne”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Hobart is a small city compared with others in Australia and so the shopping is limited here to your average mall shops. People come to Tasmania to see the beautiful scenery and experience the outdoor life, not to shop. The prices of goods are generally more expensive than the 'mainland' (as the locals refer to the rest of Australia). The exception would be Salamanca Markets, which are held on Saturdays. These are great for local products and produce. The atmosphere is alive with food, music, colours and people. This is the most happening place in Hobart, so to speak. Hobart is a relaxed, quiet place to visit.

Visited January 2012
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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504 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Shopping and Strolling in Downtown Hobart”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

We took the city bus from our hotel to downtown Hobart and down to the waterfront. There is an open-air mall and all kinds of shops and restaurants. We enjoyed just walking around to see the shops, the buildings, etc.

Visited November 2011
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8 Thank DJH2010
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