Shopping

Tasmania offers a unique shopping experience that can be incorporated into all itineraries.

For those who enjoy wandering though bustling markets, private galleries, boutique stores, providores and arts and craft shops, Tasmania is just the spot.

Tasmania is famous for quality timber furniture and handicrafts created from world-renowned, Tasmanian speciality timbers such as Huon Pine, Black Heart Sassafras, Myrtle, Blackwood, Celery Top Pine and Tasmanian Oak.

For antique shopping, Tasmania is second to none! The state is also home to an array of talented painters and photographers, whose creations can be found in galleries across the island.

Tasmanian wool is among the finest in the world. Clothing, in particular hand and machine-knitted fine wool garments, can be found throughout the state, as can Ugg boots and other sheepskin products.

Jewellery and artefacts in and around the markets and boutique stores are very popular with visitors to the state.

Tasmania’s produce is world renowned and shopping for fresh and packaged produce is also easy.

Take home fudge and chocolate, preserves, full-bodied cheeses, wine, boutique beer and honey.

Lavender is another well-known Tasmanian product. Grown in the north of the state, lavender has been used to manufacture quality products from lotions and oils to scented candles and even boiled sweets.

Tasmanian beer is also well regarded, but many are not aware that Tasmania also produces first-class whisky and gin.  

This page has been produced by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts. Questions or comments concerning the contents of the site can be directed to the webmaster by email to info@development.tas.gov.au.

The URL for this page is: http://www.eventstasmania.com/why_tasmania/shopping    This page was last modified on 1st March 2012 .