Welcome to the Museum of Old and New Art, MONA, now recognized as the preeminent art institution in the southern hemisphere. Miles of corten steel, cavernous galleries seemingly hewn into the side of a cliff and amazing art of course. Couple this with a fantastic restaurant, café and winebar and the rest of Hobart’s food, art and markets and you have a very good reason to visit Tasmania. Join Sue Gardiner as she spends time at MONA, around Hobart and a day and half in Melbourne on the way through.
Depart on Air NZ 123 at 8.20am. Arrive in Melbourne and join our coach for the short drive to Heide Museum of Art. Enjoy the collection; take a break for coffee and lunch at the fantastic café before heading into Melbourne for check in and a relaxing afternoon. Perhaps visit Tolarno Gallery and Anna Schwartz.
Check out this morning by 10am. We will visit either Gertrude Contemporary Art in Fitzroy and Fehily Contemporary Gallery in Collingwood or The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (whichever has the best programme) before heading to the airport for our afternoon flight to Hobart.
On Arrival in Hobart transfer to our hotel on the harbour for 3 nights.
Tonight we suggest you have dinner at one of the Salamanca restaurants such Smolt.
This morning we take the MONA ferry at 9.30 for the half hour trip up the beautiful Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art. Here we will have an introduction to MONA and two hours to take in all that is this fantastic museum.
At 12.30pm please make your way to the Source Restaurant for your 3 course lunch. Relax for an hour, contemplate your morning, and discuss your reaction with your fellow travelers.
After lunch feel free to revisit MONA or head to the winebar to taste more of the local produce.
We will head back on the late afternoon ferry.
This morning Sue will lead a discussion around your thoughts on MONA before heading out for a visit to the Salamanca Markets. Later in the morning we will visit a couple of other local galleries, and provide an opportunity for those who wish to return to MONA.
Those who wish to get home early will leave Hobart at 10.30am arriving Auckland at 8.45pm. Those who wish to enjoy some free time can depart Hobart at 3.30 arriving Auckland at midnight.
• Flights on Air New Zealand via Melbourne in The Works
• One night Melbourne and three nights Hobart in 4 Star accommodation
• Transfers by bus and ferry as per the itinerary
• Any taxis required
• All gallery entries as required
• Sue Gardiner as your tour guide
• A tour manager
• Lunch at the Source restaurant at MONA
Budget: $2949 Twin Share / $3549 Single Share
Terms and Conditions: Tour is subject to reaching minimum numbers of 12 people. A deposit of $100 is required to secure your place. On confirmation of tour departure full payment for airfares is required. Remainder payment due 20 September. Airfares are non refundable once issued. Travel insurance is mandatory. Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, direct credit, Visa or Mastercard. Airfares are subject to change fees once issued. Cancellation fees are payable once paid in full.