MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
After Launceston we drove down to Hobart via the Eastern Coast passing through the stunning Great Oyster Bay. We made our way to Hobart for one main reason… to visit MONA – Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art – an $80 million wonder with a $100 million art collection. Go now, run – don’t walk, its superb and surreal at the same time, you just can’t believe it exists here in Australia… it’s one of the absolute “must see’s” in Tasmania.
The largest publicly displayed private art collection in Australia is stunningly set into a peninsula of sandstone cliffs of The Moorilla Estate, right there on the banks of The Derwent. Please take the MONA ferry which departs from Constitution Dock in Hobart as the sense of arrival by boat will add to the allure of your visit… promise.
Also I suggest you make a reservation for lunch at The Source, Moorilla’s restaurant named after a John Olsen painting suspended from its ceiling. I enjoyed the most delicious ocean trout here and the Moorilla Pinot Gris that was poured with it was a stunner! (I hear the label is going to change… sadly!)