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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Ticket

1. Hobart City Sightseeing Tour including MONA Ticket

Enjoy the best of Hobart and the Museum of Old and New Art on this intriguing sightseeing tour. See Hobart’s main landmarks in a converted historic tram and then spend your afternoon exploring the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Enjoy a 3-hour introductory city tour, seeing over 40 of Hobart's historical sites aboard the tram and stopping at four locations. Enjoy your experienced guide's expert commentary and in-depth knowledge of the city's history, lifestyle, features and attractions. See Sullivan's Cove, Parliament House, Salamanca Place, Princes Park, Battery Point and much more. Walk to see exterior of the Cascade Brewery and visit the remains of the Female Factory.  Marvel at views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive as you cross the Derwent River on Tasman Bridge. Stop at Rosny Hill lookout for stunning views of Hobart, Sandy Bay, Mount Wellington, Tasman Bridge and Glenorchy. View Victoria Dock and Constitution Dock and see the exquisite Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens.  Enjoy the fascinating collections at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) with your entry ticket in the afternoon. Relax at the end of the day with return ferry transfer to Brooke Street Pier, arriving in Hobart at 17:30.

Moorilla's Wine Meets Art: Mona Experience

2. Moorilla's Wine Meets Art: Mona Experience

Enjoy a unique Tasmanian winery experience that includes world-class art on this self-guided tour from Hobart as you visit Moorilla Estate and discover Mona, the Museum of Old And New Art.  Wine and art. A match made in the proverbial. Moorilla used to just be a winery, then a gambler called David filled the place with art and antiquities. Once he ran out of room, he built a museum to hold it all, called Mona. This experience is all about showing you the whole shebang. Start by sailing from Hobart to Mona on one of their super-flash ferries (featuring on-board bars if you want to get the wine flowing early). Once you land, begin your self-guided exploration of the museum and grounds, working up an appetite for a lunch of fresh, locally sourced produce in one of the on-site restaurants featuring a matched Moorilla wine. After lunch, meet up with your Moorilla host, who’ll walk you down to the vineyard, covering the rich history of Moorilla and the finer points of our winemaking techniques as you go. The stroll will wind up back at the sun-drenched Moorilla cellar door, where you’ll settle in for some further tasting of the Moorilla range before heading back to Hobart on the early evening ferry.

20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

3. 20 Minute Scenic Hobart Plane Flight

If you are vising Hobart, or a local, the Hobart City Scenic Flight is a great opportunity to see the wonderful city from a new perspective. Over 30 breathtaking minutes, you will depart Cambridge Airport, fly over the Eastern Shore and cross the Derwent River. You’ll have spectacular views of this beautiful river and its bridges, including the Tasman Bridge, as you track up river toward the world-class MONA and the Northern Suburbs. Fly down river past Mt Wellington, the 1270m high majestic backdrop to Hobart City. In winter, its rugged peaks are often dusted with snow. Next, fly over Hobart City  and the harbor area before passing Kingston, the South Arm coastal community and Clifton Beach, a popular surfing location, on your return to Cambridge. If you live in the city, the pilot will do their best to fly overhead! The aircraft type will vary according to group size.

Moorilla's Posh-As Day at Mona: Art and Wine Experience

4. Moorilla's Posh-As Day at Mona: Art and Wine Experience

Treat yourself to a full-day VIP wine and art day tour at Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art - a match made in the proverbial. Begin your day by taking Mona's MR-1 Fast Ferry from Hobart’s Brooke St. Pier at 09:15 AM. Travel in style in the ferry’s super exclusive Posh Pit, with complimentary Moorilla wine, Moo Brew beer and delicious snacks. Upon arrival, entry to the museum will be included in your tour. Begin your self-guided exploration of Mona's permanent collection and an array of blockbuster exhibitions. At 11.30 AM, Moorilla’s Wine Ambassador, a bone fide expert in all things wine, will take you through an intimate vineyard tour. Taste wines and delve into the backstory of Moorilla, David Walsh and Claudio Alcorso, who planted Moorilla’s first vines. Enjoy an exclusive tasting of the best wines from Moorilla/Domaine A decanted into fancy glassware. Get a complimentary bottle of Muse wine to take home. Afterwards, enjoy a 2-course lunch at The Source Restaurant with matched wines from Moorilla’s benchmark Cloth Label and Muse Series. Enjoy stunning views of the Moorilla vineyard, kunanyi/ Mount Wellington and the Derwent River. After lunch, there will be enough time to discover the remaining levels of Mona before you end your day by taking the ferry back to Hobart’s Brooke Street Pier at 5:00 PM.

3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

5. 3D Tasmanian Highlights: Hobart, Port Arthur & Bruny Island

One can’t say that they’ve truly explored Tasmania without visiting the big three: Hobart, Port Arthur and Bruny Island. This three-day tour will make sure you get the full Tassie experience by guiding you on an epic journey around Tasmania's south. Day 1: Start your three day tour by meeting your fun and friendly driver/guide. After a short meet and greet, you will set-off on your Tasmanian adventure. Your first day on the tour aims to show you all of Hobart's key attractions. Some of the highlights are Mt Wellington, Bonorong, MONA, Richmond, a city highlights tour and Salamanca market (Saturday only). Day 2: Bruny island - Arguably Tasmania's best day trip! This magical Island has a little piece of everything Tasmania has: World class beaches, rugged coastline and native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the ocean and the land, a tour you do not want to miss! You will see firsthand why Bruny Island is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s most popular tourist destinations. Day 3: The Port Arthur tour includes a direct bus trip to the historic site where you will have 4-hours to explore at your own pace. This 7-hour round trip departs Hobart at 10:30 AM, getting back at around 5:30 PM.

5 Of Hobart's Best In One Day

6. 5 Of Hobart's Best In One Day

Whilst the streets are quiet enjoy a city highlights tour en route to Hobart’s spectacular backdrop, Kunanyi (Mt. Wellington). Take in the famous pristine Tasmanian air as you drive up the 1272 meters to the pinnacle where you will be greeted by the very best view of Hobart and surroundings. After you take that perfect Instagram worthy selfie, you will have, no doubt, worked up a hunger! It is now time for Salamanca Market. This world class market offers the best of Tassie culture - art, produce, buskers, souvenirs, beverages and much more.  After 90 minutes of exploring the markets (Saturdays only), make your way to Richmond, an iconic township rich in convict history, sandstone and colonial buildings and home to Australia’s oldest bridge and catholic church. The afternoon presents you with two options. The first is Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can hand feed kangaroos and get up close and personal with all the unique Tasmanian Wildlife including the famous Tasmanian Devil. This is an absolute highlight, even for a local!  The second option is MONA Museum - the largest privately owned museum in the southern hemisphere! Known and loved for its quirky and strange art, this museum also offers restaurants and bars that showcase their wine and Tasmanian produce. Enjoy wandering around this amazing world renowned museum of old and new art. Now if both options sound equally appealing, you can visit both! Tickets for Bonorong and Mona are not included in the tour price. If you would like to visit both attractions, you can pay an additional $22 to take the ferry back to your accommodation.

Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

7. Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

Join a guided day trip from Hobart to drive through the alpine environment of Mt Wellington. Take a ferry along the Derwent River to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and enjoy its various exhibits with a touchscreen guide. Meet your guide at Brooke Street Pier in Hobart and start your drive to Mt Wellington. As you go up the mountain, view the massive rock formation of Organ Pipes. Once at the summit, take in a panoramic spectacle of Hobart City, surrounding suburbs, and the vast waterways of the Derwent River. Next, enjoy a short guided walk at the summit to the observatory. Start your descent from the mountain, and visit the Cascade Brewery for a stroll in their lush gardens. Continue to the Cascades Female Factory Pay for a brief visit. See the former female prison for an insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there. Returning to the Hobart waterfront, jump on board a ferry from Sullivans Cove and cruise along the Derwent River to MONA. Once at the museum, observe ancient, modern, and contemporary art and thought-provoking exhibits. Explore the museum at your own pace with a handheld touch screen device that assists your learning of the exhibits. Following a sensory overload, take in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, and enjoy a meal at the Source Restaurant, Museum Cafe, or the Wine Bar (at your own expense). Finish the day with a return cruise back to Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.

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What people are saying about Museum of Old and New Art

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Amazing! The hobart sightseeing tour was so much fun, tour guide Christian was great and went to so many great places and learnt alot about the history of Tasmania. Mona is a must see! Take the later ferry if you go because there is so much to see and do!

It was exelent experience for Hobart's sightseeing. We all really enjoyed to see this beautiful city while our wondering tour leader telling us about the history of every place she showed us.

it was amazing experience to see above of Hobart city, and the city and beaches was so beautiful. I Love Hobart!!!

Had the most wonderful day Great fun in the posh pit ,wine tour was great ,food fabulous

Easy day with everything running like clockwork and very informative covered all base’s