Who we are

Welcome to Geographica!

Based in Hobart, we are a travel and adventure bookshop. Our collection of wonderful travel-related merchandise includes maps, globes, flags, nautical titles and Tasmaniana. We also sell Garmin handheld GPS units, 4WD adventure guidebooks and much more.

We pride ourselves on having the largest travel guide selection in Hobart as well as stocking the entire range of the Lonely Planet guidebook series – a series which is constantly growing and includes some wonderful kids’ travel and education titles.

We are an authorised Australian Hydrographic Chart retailer and have been the go-to source for charts for both local and visiting yachties, fisherfolk and mariners for the last 20 years.

We are an Australian Veteran owned business and wholly Tasmanian-owned and operated. 

Whether you’re planning an adventure on land or sea, on well-formed roads or far away from crowds, we’d love to help you get started.



The shop has been operating in the beautiful waterfront city of Hobart since 1998.  Starting as a stall in the iconic Salamanca Market on Hobart’s waterfront, we are known locally as the ‘Map Shop,’ and can be found on Elizabeth Street in the CBD.

The shop changed hands towards the end of 2016 when the original owners embarked on their well-deserved retirement!  It’s been taken on by two locals who have moved back from Sydney to see the shop into the future.

Please call or see us in store to help get you started on your journey!