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The main department stores are located in a small area in the city centre and include major chains like Myer as well as many smaller boutique shops. However, most visitors to Tasmania are attracted by the thriving arts and craft industry with many talented artisans producing works in wood (beautiful Huon pine, myrtle and sassafras), metal and wool.

Many fine galleries can be found—especially in Salamanca Place including Aspect Design, Handmark Gallery and the Wilderness Society Shop. Look out for works by local artists, especially of the wonderful scenery of Tasmania. If you enjoy markets, then head for the Salamanca Market held every Saturday at the Salamanca Place.

After touring the market, why not browse the shops and boutiques in the Georgian sandstone warehouses bordering the stalls? Hobart also has some wonderful second-hand and antiquarian bookshops, antique shops, distilleries and wine outlets.