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Salamanca Market – Hobart – Tasmania
Saturdays all year

Colourful characters come out in full force every Saturday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, at Hobart Salamanca Market.

Some of the best arts and crafts, food and flowers produced in Tasmania are displayed at Salamanca Market. It offers a shopping experience with a difference. Salamanca Market is one of those special places where you actually meet the people who create, make or grow what they sell.

You can buy anything from a handmade wooden toy to a handspun, hand-knitted sweater to a 50-year-old china plate.

The streetscape is famous for its historic Georgian warehouses, dating back to the 1830s. Many of these warehouses have been converted into galleries, theatres, cafes, craft shops and restaurants. The market highlights the creative skills of the local craftspeople in a atmosphere that is inspiring, innovative and entertaining.

While strolling through the market take a look at Kellys Steps. These were built 1839 by the legendary adventurer, sealer, and whaler James Kelly to link Salamanca Place with historic Battery Point.

Rugby Union
March – August

The Super 12 competition pitting Australian, South African and New Zealand teams runs March - May. International Test matches, including the Wallaby - All Black Bledisloe Cup clashes, run June - August.

Australian Rules Football
April – September

The support for Aussie Rules is most passionate in Melbourne where club games commonly attract 40,000 on a Saturday or Sunday during the competition, April - September.

Rugby League
April – September

A tough, highly physical game that evolved from Rugby Union, Rugby League has its home in Sydney, though teams from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Queensland participate. Season runs April - September.

Biggest race of all – Melbourne Cup
First Tuesday of November every year

It is no exaggeration to say that the Melbourne Cup is the 'race that stops the nation'. On the first Tuesday of November each year, Australians tune in by radio and television to Flemington Racecourse for the running of the 3,200 metre race which is televised to over 350 million people.

Website: www.melbournecup.com

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
26 December

The annual Boxing Day launch of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to Sydney Harbour for the spectacle of some of the fastest yachts on the planet setting sail for Hobart, Tasmania. One of the great ocean races in the world and among the toughest.

Website: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com

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