Tasmania offers a unique shopping experience.
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 special species timbers such as Huon Pine, Black Heart Sassafras, Myrtle, Blackwood, Celery Top Pine and Tasmanian Oak.
If something a little older is sought, antique shopping in Tasmania is second to none!
In a place as naturally beautiful as Tasmania, it is not surprising that the State is home to a plethora of talented painters and photographers, whose creations can be found in galleries across the island.
Tasmanian wool is rated as 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 luxuriously sensational sheepskin products.
Jewellery and artefacts in and around the markets and boutique stores are very popular with visitors to the State.
Where in the world could fresher produce be found than an island with crystal clear water and clean fresh air in abundance? Tasmania’s produce is world renowned and shopping for fresh and packaged produce is easy.
Take home fudge and chocolate, preserves, full-bodied cheeses, wine, boutique beer and honey. Tasmania’s honey is divine. Used for more than just drizzling thickly over hot toast or crumpets, Tasmanian honey can be found in a wide range of products, in particular as soothing solutions to nourish the skin.
Lavender is another well-known Tasmanian product. Grown in the magnificent, rolling fields of the north of the State, lavender has been used to manufacture quality products from luscious lotions and oils and the full range of body care to scented candles and even boiled lollies!
Tasmanian beer is recognised as among the finest and purest in the world, but many are not aware that Tasmania also produces first-class whisky and gin. This is well worth taking home to the spirit cabinet – although we can guarantee it won’t stay there long!