Bruny Island Cheese Co. shop at Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart © Tourism Australia/Adrian Cook

Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania © Tourism Australia/Adrian Cook

How to shop Hobart, with Stephanie Williams

Spacebar Gallery interior at Salamanca Place in Battery Point © Alastair Bett

Spacebar Gallery, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania © Alastair Bett

"There are lots of beautiful small galleries, independent makers and artists in Hobart."

Stephanie Williams, Editor of Hobart Magazine and Design Travel podcast creator

Beaded necklaces from The Maker in Salamanca Arts Centre, Battery Point, TAS © Tourism Tasmania/Kathryn Leahy

The Maker, Salamanca Arts Centre, Battery Point, TAS © Tourism Tasmania/Kathryn Leahy

"Hobart offers a beautiful combination of Scandi-meets-wilderness in its design scene."

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When to go

Time your visit to coincide with the annual Mona Foma music and arts festival in January.

Fashion and homewares on display at Homeroom Design shop in Hobart © Homeroom Design

Homeroom Design, Hobart, Tasmania © Homeroom Design

Market stalls at Salamanca Market in Hobart © Tourism Australia

Salamanca Market, Hobart, Tasmania © Tourism Australia

Top tip

Head to Salamanca Market’s Cygnet Woodfired Bakehouse for freshly- made breads and pastries.

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Antiques on display at The Drill Hall Emporium in New Norfolk © Tourism Tasmania/Kathryn Leahy

The Drill Hall Emporium, New Norfolk, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania/Kathryn Leahy

"The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School and Eatery is the anchor of [New Norfolk]."