Australia Trip – Tasmania Day 6

In this early morning, with our empty stomach, we went to our long expected Saturday Salamanca market. The Salamanca Market is the most famous attraction in Tasmania. Its history can be traced back to the 1830’s when it was still a warehouse nearby the waterfront. Until 1974, due to the cheap flight operating from Melbourne and Sydney, local traders evolved and found the Salamanca Market. It became the most famous tourist attraction in the 1980’s. Nowadays, the Salamanca Place where the Salamanca Market situated became a shopping area with a number bars, cafes, shops, galleries, eateries and alleys

The Salamanca Market opens every Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm except Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania

Once we arrived at the Salamanca Place, it was such a hustle and bustle market. Everywhere is very busy and crowded with people. There are around 3 hundred of stalls in this market. Therefore, there are many things to see.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania
Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania
Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania
Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania

We are amazed by the woodcraft stall where you can find wooden craft drawers, raw edge cutting board and knife with wooden handle.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania

Lavender stall which sells lavender products from Bridestowe and other cosmetic lavender brands.

There are many other stalls selling food and accessories.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania
Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania

We bought a handcrafted ginger beer here. And there is real ginger in the bottle.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania Handcraft ginger beer

From the map of the Salamanca Market below, you will know how big this market it. The map below is from the Salamanca Official Website.

Salamanca Market map Hobart Tasmania

One highlight is the stall called Bagdad pottery. Their mugs are handmade and can be personalized. The mug costs 30AUD. There are mugs with names in stock in the stall that you can choose. But if you want a tailor-made name, you need to pre-order it 21 days ahead online and pick it up in the Salamanca Market. Since the mug is handmade and complicated processes needed to be undergone, they need 21 days for making your tailormade mug. This mug is microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. This is such a product with high quality and the best gift for your family and friends.

Saturday Salamanca Market Hobart Tasmania Baghdad mug

December is the best season for picking berries and cherries. Noone is going to miss the chance to go to the Sorell fruit farm to pick some fruits! All you can name can be found in Sorell Fruit Farm. Strawberries, cherry, apricot, peaches, blackberries, raspberries, white berries, red berries etc. It was so happy to emerge in such a fruity farm.

There is a cafe at the farm entry which sold jams, liqueur and other fruit product.

sorell fruit farm Tasmania
sorell fruit farm Tasmania
sorell fruit farm Tasmania

There is a chart outside of the reception indicating which month is the best season for picking certain kind of fruit.

sorell fruit farm Tasmania

The entry fee to the farm is 20 AUD per adult. The staff will give you a plastic box and you can pick all the fruit that can fit into the box provided. The fruits are very fresh and the cherries taste very good and delicious. This is the first time I see cherry trees! We spent nearly 2 hours in the fruit farm.

Below are some snapshots of the fruit tree. In December, we can pick many kinds of the berries, currant, cherry, strawberries, and apricot. Therefore, I believe December is the best month to visit Sorell Fruit Farm.

Apricot Tree sorell fruit farm Tasmania
Cherry Tree sorell fruit farm Tasmania
Cherry tree sorell fruit farm Tasmania
Cherry tree sorell fruit farm Tasmania
berry sorell fruit farm Tasmania
Cherry tree sorell fruit farm Tasmania
currant sorell fruit farm Tasmania

This is white currant.

white currant sorell fruit farm Tasmania

There is a cafe at the farm entry which sold jams, liqueur and other fruit product.

sorell fruit farm Tasmania

Bonorong wildlife Sanctuary is 30 minutes drive from Sorell fruit farm and Hobart city center. Bonorong wildlife Sanctuary is not big in size but it provides complimentary kangaroo food for you to feed the kangaroos and birds.

The Kangaroo food is stored in the green boxes which are located everywhere in Bonorong wildlife Sanctuary and you are free to grab some from the box.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Complimentary Kangaroo Food
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Complimentary Kangaroo Food

There are a number of lazy kangaroos waiting for being fed. Some of them have babies around.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania

We were lucky to see a staff feeding 2 Tasmania devils. The female Tasmanian devil is more aggressive than male. We were told that if there are 2 female Tasmanian Devils in the same habitat, it will be fine. But if a male Tasmanian Devil being added to this habitat, the female will attack him. It is so funny that female Tasmanian Devils are the dominators even though their size is much smaller than the males.

bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania

Poor baby wombat lost her mum in a car accident. This little angel was found in her dead mother’s pocket.

bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania

The owls were sleeping.

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Peacock was stunning and elegant

bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania
bonorong wildlife sanctuary Tasmania

After an exhausting day, we went back to Hobart for a dinner in Blue Eye.

Blue eye Restaurant Salamanca Hobert Tasmania

We ordered two dishes. One is a mixed grill and the other is mixed seafood.

Blue eye Restaurant Salamanca Hobert Tasmania
Blue eye Restaurant Salamanca Hobert Tasmania
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