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The Taste of Tasmania December 28 - January 3

Taste the flavours of Tasmania

The hub of the festival is the large Princes Wharf No.1 Shed at the southern end of Hobart's docks. Inside and outside, the shed is lined with stalls from Tasmanian restaurants and producers, selling the likes of fresh seafood, berries, cheese, craft beer, wine and cider. Grab a table along the docks, or simply wander around the venue to enjoy acts from the street performers and bands.

Spot the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race competitors

When the Taste of Tasmania kicks off, the lead boats in the mighty Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race are likely to be arriving at their finish in Hobart's docks, just a few steps from the festival venue. As more yachts sail in over the days approaching New Year's Eve, wander along the wharf to admire the size and beauty of these incredible race boats.

Shop at Salamanca Market

If you're in town over a weekend, be sure to visit Hobart's famed Salamanca Market, held every Saturday in Salamanca Place, a street that runs beside the Taste of Tasmania venue. The weekly market brings together more than 300 stalls selling locally produced arts and crafts, plus homewares and fresh produce. It runs between 8.30am and 3pm.

Watch the New Year's Eve fireworks

Hobart turns on two fireworks shows on New Year's Eve. The first is at the family-friendly time of 9.30pm, with fireworks lighting the sky again on the stroke of midnight. Crowds line the waterfront to watch the fireworks over the Derwent River, or you can buy tickets to the Taste of Tasmania's New Year's Eve party. Hobart's biggest New Year's Eve party, it brings together bands, performers and the whole range of festival food, with a great view of the fireworks. 

The Taste of Tasmania highlights

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