See the beautiful city of Hobart from the summit of Mount Wellington, then experience a different perspective on art at the Museum of Old and New Art, the MONA, Australia’s newest and most controversial art museum. Discover Mount Wellington’s alpine vegetation and climate, and see all the way to Bruny Island on a sightseeing tour that also takes you to Battery Point, Cascade Valley and other famous Hobart sights. Experience MONA and be inspired by the Museum of Old and New Art’s varied collection, from Egyptian mummies to edgy contemporary installations followed by a scenic ferry trip along the Derwent River.
Start the day with a morning tour to the summit of Mount Wellington, capped with snow in winter and topped with alpine vegetation year-round. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, taking in the city of Hobart and meandering the Derwent River, all the way to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island on a clear day.
Your Mount Wellington tour also takes you to some of Hobart’s most popular sights, including St David's Park, the charming houses of Battery Point and Arthur's Circus, the historic Anglesea Barracks and Female Factory prison, the lovely homes of south Hobart and the Cascade Valley’s brewery and gardens.
Arrive at MONA by coach transfer admire the cutting-edge complex of modern buildings on your approach to the museum's entrance, then lose yourself in Australia’s largest privately funded gallery of ancient and modern artworks, collected and exhibited by Tasmanian-born entrepreneur David Walsh.
From mixed-media installations to 3D sculptures and Neolithic artifacts, be enthralled, inspired and sometimes confronted by this collection exploring the inner recesses of the human experience and psyche.
While viewing the collections, you can learn more about the exhibits via a hand-held touch-screen device, and interact by recording your own impressions and responses.
The collection is vast, so relax while you’re at MONA by visiting the museum’s restaurant, cafe or wine bar, with its cellar door highlighting the region's local wines (own expense).
Leaving MONA, take a scenic ferry ride along the Derwent River back to Hobart.