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Combine panoramic views from the top of Mt Wellington with controversial art at one of Australia’s most interesting museums on this Hobart day tour. Travel to Mt Wellington’s summit to enjoy its alpine setting and views that can reach Bruny Island on a clear day. Then visit the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) to see varying exhibits from Egyptian mummies to modern installations. Plus, take a ferry ride on the River Derwent, and see other Hobart sights like Cascade Valley, Battery Point and St David’s Park. 


  • Tour of Mt Wellington and MONA visit with Derwent River ferry transfer
  • Take in panoramic views over Hobart from the Mt Wellington summit
  • See Battery Point, St David’s Park, Cascade Brewery and other Hobart sights
  • Visit MONA, Australia’s most controversial and exciting art museum
  • Enjoy a scenic ferry from MONA to Sullivans Cove along the Derwent River
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located Hobart hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A great option to take in the stunning views over Hobart from the top of Mt Wellington, and also the thought-provoking exhibitions at the MONA. Make sure you bring extra layers of warm clothing as temperatures at the top of Mt Wellington can be sub-zero year round.

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What You Can Expect

Mt Wellington Tour and MONA Admission

MONA Museum Snake Wall

Your tour starts as you depart Hobart for the drive up to the summit of Mt Wellington, topped with snow in the winter months and alpine vegetation all year. Take in wide vistas of the Hobart cityscape below, including the River Derwent and all the way out to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island, if the weather is clear. During your coach drive, you’ll also see Hobart-area sights like Battery Point, Arthur’s Circus, St David’s Park, the historical Anglesea Barracks, the old Female Factory prison, the attractive homes of South Hobart, and the Cascade Valley brewery building.

When you arrive at MONA, located on the Berriedale peninsula on the property of a local winery, admire the museum’s contemporary exterior design before going inside to explore its art collection, owned and exhibited by David Walsh, a Tasmanian entrepreneur who has described the venue as a “subversive adult Disneyland.” Australia’s biggest privately funded museum, it’s home to everything from ancient artifacts to controversial mixed-media installations. If you feel at various times inspired, enthralled and shocked, you’re in good company.

If you get hungry or thirsty, head to the onsite restaurant, cafe or wine bar, with its tasting room that features regional wines (own expense). Then leave the museum to catch the ferry for a river cruise along the Derwent back to Hobart, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

Philip M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing views from Mount Wellington and very friendly driver. MONA is one of those must see places and it did not disappoint. You may not like everything in there but there is enough to keep you interested and amazed by some of the work on show. Probably the biggest Gilbert and George exhibition ever - not my scene but it was compelling.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved this tour. The tour guide was fantastic. It was quite a wet and windy day, so visibility wasn't good. However, she knew all the right spots to stop at in order to ensure we got some great photos. She was also exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable!

Kylie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Suzette S. B. N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing!
Loved the Mount Wellington!

Emma W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was brilliant and the tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Would highly recommend this!!!

Emelie J

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

Both the trip up to the mountain and the MONA visit were amazing, I would really recommend this tour. The guide was nice and friendly but said herself that she wasn't good at remembering facts so I didn't feel I could trust all the information she gave.

Janette J

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

It was five star with Graham as our tour guide. We arrived on Mt Wellington just before the mist covered the wonderful view. We had a little bit of snow to enjoy. On the drive back to catch Mona boat we saw Cascade site and the Women's goal. Mona was an adventure and we were not sure about the "ART". Some it was very dark and some puzzling but it was thought provoking. Great day with 6 friends. Ta

vasanth r

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

we really enjoyed the trip.We didn't have any hassles,booking to the trip was so easy and there were reminders so it was helpful,I might consider booking with viator again

lorna g

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Excellent views on top of Mt.Wellington..It was very windy when we were there but will surely visit again.


3 star rating: Worth doing March 2016

This tour was short but the tour guide/driver is fantastic, she is full of great stories. Unfortunately due to the heavy rain I couldn't see much from the summit. The rest of the tour was really fine.

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