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Enhance a Hobart sightseeing tour with included admission to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), one of the most fascinating—and talked-about—museums in Australia. Start with the city tour to see top Hobart attractions like Salamanca Place, Victoria Dock, Battery Point and Cascade Brewery. Then arrive at MONA for a look at its varied collection, from Neolithic artifacts to controversial art installations. A ferry ride on the River Derwent is also included for a well-rounded Hobart sightseeing experience.  

Highlights

  • 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

Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens

City tour:
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.

MONA:
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.

Customer Reviews

Carol A H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Unfortunately it was a very wet day that I took this tour but in saying that it was very good and informative and tour guide Elise was very good. The ferry ride to Mona was excellent though I was not impressed by the gallery at all. The structure and the idea is excellent but the exhibits were not to my liking nor understanding. This is no reflection on the tour provider just my personal opinion of the gallery.

Jacqui W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The driver on the city tour bus was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Loved both this tour and Mona. Thanx heaps

Timothy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A comprehensive view of Hobart and a number of its landmarks and history. The coach tram driver was both affable, and knowledgeable about the points of interest.

stephen w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent, this tour was well planned, informative and a very enjoyable way to see Hobart.

Alun J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

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.

Camille F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

If you've only got a day to spend in Hobart this is a great tour that covers all the key sites.

Domenica V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide knows his stuff. MONA great experience

bgbeaudoin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Boat trip to Mona and museum unique and interesting. Well worth the trip.
Our sightseeing in Hobart. Outstanding guide and very knowledgeable

sue_turner61

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

Kazumi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I enjoyed this tour. Desk staff and driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you so much lovely time in Hobar.

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