27 March 2012

Tasmania’s Top 5 places to shop

1. Elizabeth Street Mall contains the major national chains including Target and Harris Scarf. The Cat and Fiddle Arcade links Elizabeth Street to centre point and houses specialty shops, a food hall and Myer.

2. Salamanca Place, a busy street of old warehouses from the early 1800’s is now occupied by restaurants and pubs, antique dealers and souvenir shops. Salamanca comes alive every Saturday with street musicians and 300 market stalls.

3. The Market, Penguin. This north western coastal town offers over 100 stalls in an undercover, all weather environment. See Tasmanian woodwork plus handmade craft and jewellery then dine on fresh local produce.

4. Launceston city centre. This small city has the benefit of affordable rent, allowing small boutique stores and independent giftware shops to thrive. Wonder through street wear, ladies boutiques, surf and skate shops along George Street and Charles Street then head to Brisbane Street Mall to see Australia’s oldest bookstore Birchalls and the best high street stores. The Quadrant mall off Brisbane Street offers giftware stores and an old fashioned sweet shop.

5. Latrobe, near Devonport is a small town full of antique and collectible stores that offer furniture, toys, collectibles, china, jewellery and art. The heritage listed buildings offer a wonderful ‘old world’ setting for this satellite town. On the outskirts of town, situated on the highway is The Cherry Shed, offering a fantastic range of cherry based items on their café menu and Anvers chocolate factory, with chocolate making viewing platforms and gift shop in site.

Salamanca Market

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