Maldini, Salamanca Place, Hobart, TAS
When in Hobart, make sure you visit Salamanca Place in Sullivans Cove, the city's bustling, waterfront heart. Life here in the 1830s was all about industry, but today this picturesque cobblestone square is a destination for food, art, shopping and music. Wander the galleries and relax under the sun umbrellas. Shop for fine Tasmanian craft in the Salamanca Markets and dance outdoors in the courtyard of the Salamanca Arts Centre. Here Hobart's cultural life meets its rich history.
The simple Georgian warehouses lining Salamanca Place were built in the 1830s to house grain, wool, whale oil and imported goods. Today the warehouses have been reinvented as galleries, theatres, cafes, bars and restaurants. Browse boutiques selling jewellery, fashion and urban design or meander through an underground bookstore. Enjoy a meal or refreshments beneath the stone arches that sailors, whalers and workmen once trudged beneath.