Antiques and Collectables
Tasmania's isolation, rich colonial past and passion for preservation make it a collector's paradise, with some of the finest antiques and collectables in Australia. There's a wealth of antiques and collectables for all tastes and budgets, from beautifully crafted colonial furniture made from Tasmania's speciality timbers to fine china, colonial art works and even Georgian silver.
Antiques can be found everywhere; from roadside sheds to inner city shrines of fine glass and silverware, and many country towns have fine antique shops.
In Tasmania you'll find fantastic retro pieces from the 60's and 70's at a quarter of mainland prices, as in many cases they are coming to market for the first time.
And for a uniquely Tasmanian piece, look out for hand-crafted objects made from beautiful speciality timbers and snap up some locally made art, craft and jewellery in a wide range of styles and materials.
Some of the biggest and best antiques collections can be found in the many small historic towns, while others appear where you least expect them: keep an eye out at tiny village shops and home collections in back sheds.
Treasure-hunting is a great Tassie past time and the more you look, the more you'll find.