HOME AND AWAY
WHENin Hobart, market visits (Salamanca on Saturday; the comprehensive Farm Gate Market with free-range meats, fresh seafood, and artisan cheeses and wines on Sunday) are a must. But what to do with all that prime Tasmanian produce? The Salamanca Wharf Hotel, opened late last year, has smart, apartmentstyle rooms with fully equipped kitchenettes perfect for self-catering. Set in the cultural and historical heart of Hobart, the contemporary studios, premium apartments and loft penthouse suites feature native Tasmanian timbers — sassafras and Tasmanian oak — in custom-made furniture, plus local beers, wines and cheeses in the mini-bar. But a DIY dining approach is not obligatory. The Salamanca arts and entertainment precinct, home to buzzing restaurants and bars, is steps away. And don’t miss the downstairs Castray Esplanade Food + Wine cafe, showcasing the best local ingredients in imaginative breakfast and lunch menus; grilled flatbread with yoghurt labne, honey, walnuts and pear is the perfect start to a chilly day. More: salamancawharfhotel.com.