The main shopping areas are on Elizabeth Street to the west, Sandy Bay and the northern shopping districts of Glenorchy and Bellerive. Sandy Bay is famous for its fashion boutiques, while shopping malls can be found all over the city, especially on Murray Street and Liverpool Street.
One thing that makes shopping in Hobart so interesting is that there are a large number of independent stores which specialize in selling aboriginal handicrafts and artwork. Jewelry is also a popular purchase and comes in all shapes and styles, from traditional tribal pieces to gold and silver items featuring original and intricate designs.
Held on Sundays, Salamanca Market is one of the cheapest places in Tasmania to purchase timber products such as woodcraft and furniture. The craft stalls here sell a wide range of handmade items which make excellent gifts and souvenirs.
Murray Street/Cat and Fiddle Arcade
Murray Street is known for its large shopping malls and Cat and Fiddle Arcade is one of the most popular as it contains a wide range of different stores. Shoppers gather every hour at the Cow Jumped Over the Moon clock to take a break and watch the clock's figures come to life.