Three days in Hobart offer plenty of time to experience Tasmania’s historic sites, natural wonders, and delicious cuisine. Take advantage of money-saving combo deals and sightseeing passes, spend longer at the sights that interest you most, and customize your itinerary to suit your interests.
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart, Victoria, 7011
Alongside temporary exhibitions, Mona’s permanent collection (called Monanism) is known for works such as Wim Delvoye's Cloaca Professional, a machine that replicates the human digestive system. Browse the art at your leisure with the aid of the O, a free device available at the museum that lets you read and listen to information about the works on display. Later, unwind at the on-site winery, restaurant, or café—or spend the night on one of the pavilions.
Some sightseeing tours of Hobart include entrance to Mona.
Things to Know Before You Go
Most areas of Mona are accessible to wheelchairs.
Strollers are permitted in the museum, or can be checked for free.
Admission is free for visitors under age 18 and Tasmanians (ID required).
Some artworks require an additional ticket.
How to Get There
Located on the Berriedale peninsula, Mona is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) north of downtown Hobart. There’s limited parking on-site, and buses and ferries leave regularly from the Mona Brooke St. Ferry Terminal. The ferry ride takes about 30 minutes and offers impressive views of the peninsula.
When to Get There
Most of the year, the museum is open Wednesday through Monday (except Christmas Day); in January, it’s open daily. Some pieces are on view only at certain times of the day. See the Mona website for details.
In summer, Mona hosts the outdoor Mona Foma music and art festival in Launceston. Its wintertime counterpart, Dark Mofo, is held at the museum in mid-June. A 5-day festival of art, music, film, and food, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, including a nude swim.
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