• Location: Hobart, Australia
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

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

Anthony A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour guide. Enjoyed cool Mt Wellington. Great return trip on the ferry to MONA. Enjoyed MONA, particularly the building.

Eileen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Interesting place some things wont be to everyones liking but an experience not to be missed

marty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a very informative tour. Our guide told us the history of Hobart and pointed out significant sights. It was unfortunate that the clouds did not lift for us to see the view from Mt Wellington but it is still worth going up. We stopped by the Cascade Female Factory as well, however, you don't get a tour of it. Mona's art works aren't my cup of tea but I was really impressed with the building itself. You have to see Mona when in Hobart. We had plenty of time there. The tour was very well organised.

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our driver Phil was great and gave us lots of information on Hobart and Mt Wellington. It's a wonderful view of Hobart and we were able to stop at the Female Factory. The ferry to MONA was nice. It was nice that you are able change the departure time at the gallery if you wanted to extend your stay.

Sandra H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great experience but it was unfortunate that it was quite misty at the top so the views were not as good if the weather had been clear. Nice ride up to the top.
Mona was brilliant and I could have spent a full day there. Very interesting and lots of unusual quirky exhibits. Great ride over on the hover craft.

Ivan lokyin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The view of Mt Wellington is really great, the strong wind make me got an unforgettable experience, how wonderful of the power of natural.
The tour guide and driver Sue is a great person.

Dianne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The driver was friendly, knew his stuff, got to Mt Wellington, ranger just opened road, snow but sunshine. Was great

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.

Alexa

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!

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