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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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour includes the view from Mt Wellington, MONA museum admission, and a ride on the Derwent River ferry.
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup
MONA Entry
Ferry Ticket
Hotel drop-off (tour concludes with Ferry)

Departure Point

Brooke Street Pier, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Brooke Street Pier

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Stop At:  
Mount Wellington
See the spectacular views of Hobart from the Summit
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
See a one time convict prison for women
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Wander through ancient, modern and contemporary art
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Australia
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Good to go up top of Kunyani early and we enjoyed great views, and the commentary on the way up and down." See review


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Amazind day
, Jul 2021
Had an amazing day!! enjoyed the whole experience and the guide was fantastic, Views were jaw dropping
, Jul 2021
Such an amazing experience! Our tour guide Mark had so much knowledge about Tasmania and it’s history and attractions. I would definitely recommend this tour and a special thank you to Mark who made our time in Hobart such an incredible experience!
A Great Day Out
, Jan 2020
On-time pick up by Mini Bus and guide Zac was very informative and helpful. Our day ran smoothly. Good to go up top of Kunyani early and we enjoyed great views, and the commentary on the way up and down. Great to take a stop by Cascade Brewery gardens and a quick peak inside the Female Factory included in the tour. The boat to and from MONA, and MONA itself was timely, and taking the 4pm boat back to town gave us enough time at the Museum. (Top Top: Pack a picnic and enjoy it on the grounds of MONA before you go in, (weather permitting) and dump your bag in MONA's free lockers)
Mt Wellington and MONA
, Nov 2019
Tour guide very informative and helpful. Loved both Mt Wellington and MONA. Well worth the visit. The building alone was worth visiting. So different and unique.
Queenslanders visit to Hobart
, Aug 2019
My husband and I visited Hobart for the first time last week. We booked the tour to avoid having to drive on icy roads and were able to just sit back and take in the entire experience. Phil, our tour guide, picked us up from Wrest Pointl with enough time to grab a coffee before joining the rest of our group for the tour. Phil was knowledgable and spoke with a tone and pace that was easy to understand. He spoke the entire drive up and down the mountain and shared information and anecdotes about the local area in the way that a friend or family member living locally would have. We appreciated the small group size and Phil's attempts to ensure everyone felt included. After returning to Hobart, Phil escorted the group to the ticket desk to ensure that we all had our tickets for the return voyage on the ferry and for admission. Such a lovely, personal experience. We highly recommend this tour.
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Very Impressive tour .I was so lucky...
, May 2018
Very Impressive tour .I was so lucky that the magnificent views of Mt Wellington were so clear .Mona is a fascinating place to visit .A great combination !
Excellent tour guide. Enjoyed cool...
Anthony A
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour guide. Enjoyed cool Mt Wellington. Great return trip on the ferry to MONA. Enjoyed MONA, particularly the building.
Interesting place some things wont be...
Eileen G
, Feb 2018
Interesting place some things wont be to everyones liking but an experience not to be missed
This was a very informative tour...
, Feb 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.
The tour to Wellington is good. We...
Yen Yen L
, Dec 2017
The tour to Wellington is good. We are lucky that it rained after we left the place. It will be better if we can go earlier and stay at the place longer.

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