- Hobart sightseeing tour and MONA gallery visit
- See all the sights of central Hobart on a city tour
- Visit MONA, Australia’s most controversial and exciting art museum
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a great overview of Hobart’s main attractions, including the must-see MONA. From its beautiful river-side location, to the superb architecture and outstanding, yet at times bizarre and confronting exhibitions, the MONA has something for everyone, even if you’re not a regular gallery goer.
What You Can Expect
See the lovely Georgian St George’s Church, and take in views along the coast to Wrest Point Casino and exclusive Sandy Bay. Stop at Anglesea Barracks and visit south Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington. Also see Cascade Brewery’s gardens and grand old building, and the ruins of the Female Factory, once used as a female prison.
Cross the Tasman Bridge over the Derwent River and take in views over Kangaroo Bay Marina and Bellerive. The tour also stops at Rosny Hill lookout for stunning views over Hobart, Sandy Bay, Mt Wellington, the Tasman Bridge and Glenorchy.
Your morning visit to MONA starts with a scenic ferry ride along the Derwent River. Arriving by boat is essential to the MONA experience, underscoring the impression that you are visiting a very special place.
Admire MONA’s 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 ancient mummies, get ready to be enthralled, inspired and sometimes confronted by this collection exploring the inner recesses of the human experience and psyche.
While touring 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, return to Brooke Street Pier in central Hobart by coach.
Very enjoyable tour and good value for the cost. Friendly and very informative tour bus driver. Highlight was the ferry trip to Mona and the brilliant gallery - not to be missed if visiting Hobart.
An excellent tour of the city followed by a trip on the MONA ferry on the Derwent River to MONA.