A highlight of any road trip through Tasmania is discovering its unique shopping experiences. From antiques and collectables to curios and markets, you’re sure to find something you’ll want to buy.
From antiques to collectables and markets, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES
Head for the historic villages of Evandale and Richmond to browse beautiful shops stocking everything from rare furniture to curios. Find exquisite antiques at Evandale Antiques, Richmond’s Walter & Co, Red Tree Design and Saddlers Court Gallery. Also in Richmond, spend an hour or two browsing through knick-knacks and second-hand goods. And if you’re visiting Cygnet, look out for antiques at Trove.
New Norfolk’s Drill Hall Emporium has beautifully displayed vintage cookware, garden accessories, and furniture. And you’ll find rooms of furniture, vinyl records, books, vintage tools, and other paraphernalia at the town’s Willow Court Antique Centre. Flywheel, a stationery and letterpress studio, is definitely a must-visit.
GALLERIES & BOOKSTORES
In Cygnet, find locally made organic skin-care products at Home & Body and artist’s studios including Stanley’s Studio/ Gallery and The Whispering Tree. Time a visit with The Cygnet Market, on the first and third Sunday of every month.
There’s plenty of shopping in North Hobart. The State Cinema Bookstore and the Bett Gallery, representing many of Tasmania’s finest artists, are good places to start. Head to Flora Gondwana, set in a Balinese style garden, for gifts, and when you’re ready for a break drop into The Italian Pantry for lunch or to buy the ingredients for a picnic. As well as Salamanca Place’s wellknown galleries, seek out some of Hobart’s lesser-known gems: cartoonist Jon Kudelka’s quirky Phone Box Gallery; Astrolabe Booksellers’ rare book collection; and The Faerie Shop.
Drill Hall Emporium
Willow Court Antique Centre