- 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.
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What You Can Expect
Your Hobart sightseeing tour introduces you to the major landmarks, historical attractions and popular neighborhoods that make up the Tasmanian capital.
See Salamanca Place with its Georgian warehouses, Constitution and Victoria docks along the waterfront, the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens and the charming houses of Battery Point. Enjoy a coastal view of Wrest Point Casino and Sandy Bay, stop by Anglesea Barracks, admire the Georgian façade of St George’s Church and drive through South Hobart at the foot of Mt Wellington. Other sights include Parliament House, the Treasury Building, St David’s Cathedral, the remnants of the old Female Factory prison and the gardens of the Cascade Brewery. Plus, cross the River Derwent on the Tasman Bridge, and visit the Rosny Hill lookout for a view of the city, Mt Wellington and Glenarchy.
Your visit to MONA starts with the ferry ride along the River Derwent to the Berriedale peninsula, where the museum is located on the property of a local winery. Arriving by water is an important part of the MONA experience so you can fully appreciate its unique design and setting built into the landscape.
After admiring the exterior architecture, head inside to explore the art collection, owned and exhibited by Tasmanian entrepreneur David Walsh, who has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland.” Australia’s largest privately funded museum, it’s home to everything from ancient artifacts to controversial mixed-media installations. If you feel at various times enthralled, inspired and shocked, you’re in good company. Use a handheld touch-screen device while you’re exploring the collection to learn more about the exhibits and record your own impressions and reactions, if you wish.
To refuel with a drink or bite to eat, you may head to the onsite restaurant, cafe or wine bar, with its tasting room that features regional wines (own expense). Then leave the museum to return to central Hobart by coach.
Excellent, this tour was well planned, informative and a very enjoyable way to see Hobart.
Wonderful Day. Excellent Guided tour of the city. Brilliant cruise up and down the river. Gobsmacked by Mona, both the incredible building itself plus the mind blowing exhibits of modern art. Will undoubtedly return another time as it is just not possible to take it all in in a short stay.
If you've only got a day to spend in Hobart this is a great tour that covers all the key sites.
Great tour guide knows his stuff. MONA great experience
Boat trip to Mona and museum unique and interesting. Well worth the trip.
Our sightseeing in Hobart. Outstanding guide and very knowledgeable
Excellent visit to a selection of key points of interest in Hobart -some of which we revisited for a second look.
MONA ferry ride good - the 99 steps a bit daunting at the end of a long day however.
Interesting informed guide -a few hassles with the vehicle but no big deal.
I enjoyed this tour. Desk staff and driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you so much lovely time in Hobar.
A great way to see Hobart and the bus driver was witty and informative.
Our tour was fantastic as only my wife and I and one other person attended on this particular day. Our tour guide Alyce was delightful and very knowledgeable about areas of interest in Hobart. It was a relaxed morning and Alyce was happy to allow us to remain at each attraction for as long as we wished; so we did not feel rushed at any time. The trip to and from MONA by ferry was brilliant. It afforded magnificent views of the area along the Derwent River, accompanied by informative commentary from the skipper.
Highly recommended tour!
Totally enjoyed the experience...I think I would try to see the Mona Museum in the morning though. With so much to see more time could be spent there and it was very tiring.