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Dark Mofo Festival and MONA 2019

If it is mid winter, it must be Dark MOFO, Hobarts renowned winter festival. Join Sue Gardiner for a night in Melbourne and four nights in Hobart. Experience all things MONA as well as Hobart’s other cultural highlights. The 2019 festival schedule is not released until April, but there is one thing we know for sure – we will give the annual nude swim a miss, but bring your sense of adventure and book your place now.

Day 1. Wednesday 19 June 2019

Depart Auckland to Melbourne. On arrival we spend the day among the dealer galleries and museums.

Staying at the Sofitel Melbourne or similiar

Day 2 – 5. Thursday 20 June to Monday 24 June – Hobart

Today we fly to Hobart and the fun begins. Enjoy four nights in Hobart, Staying at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Harbour View Rooms

We anticipate group visits and activities but with the optional evening events and performances at your own expense. We are in Hobart and surrounds for the art and atmosphere. It will be exciting, amazing, atmospheric, and of course cold!

We depart for Auckland on Monday 24 June arriving home in the evening.

Stay tuned for more 2019


“Glistening red across Hobart’s waterfront stood the controversial upside-down crosses. 20-metres tall and spread throughout the city, they were the focus of media attention in the lead-up to the sixth edition of Dark Mofo, a contemporary arts and music festival timed with the southern winter solstice. Long considered an unremarkable backwater in Australia, Hobart has an undeniable pull these days, thanks in part to the opening of the Museum Of New And Old Art (AKA MONA), funded by the eccentric millionaire gambler and art collector David Walsh. The museum is behind Dark Mofo, which is a winter version of its summer festival, MONA FOMA. “We are a festival that resists the centre,” said Walsh of the complaints about the crucifixes. ”

Read a 2018 review here

View the 2018 Dark Mofo line up here


  • Flights on Air NZ in Economy
  • 1 Night Melbourne at Sofitel Melbourne or similiar
  • 4 Nights Hobart at Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • All transfers by bus and ferry
  • All gallery visits
  • At least one included performance or event from the festival lineup
  • Sue Gardiner as your guide
  • Glen Armstrong as your tour manager


  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Any museum entrances not included in the final itinerary
  • Any meals not included in the final itinerary

Minimum : 12 guests
Maximum: 16 guests

Suggested cost to budget:

$3899 – $3999 NZD per person twinshare

$4899 – $4999 NZD per person single

*Your itinerary is subject to change.

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