- Kunanyi/Mt Wellington lookout
- Mona Ferry transfers
- Mona museum entry
- Hostel and motel pickups
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will be picked up at your accommodation in Hobart at 7:30 am. From Hobart, we will head towards the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington to enjoy stunning views over the city of Hobart and over Southern Tasmania.
Once we have arrived at the summit, the more adventurous people among us can decide to do the spectacular Organ Pipes walk. There are some shorter walking options to discover the mountain as well for those who prefer a more laid-back start of the day.
After descending the mountain, we will have lunch on Hobart’s waterfront. Then it is time to jump on the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Fun fact: this museum is described by its creator as 'subversive adult Disneyland'. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Tasmania. You can choose between the MONA ferry or a coach to return to Hobart city.
Mount Wellington is officially known as Kunanyi / Mount Wellington and is situated in the southeast coastal region of Tasmania. Hobart city is built on the foothills of the mountain. It also is the summit of the Wellington Range. Kunanyi / Mount Wellington has an altitude of 1,271 metres (4,170 ft) above sea level. It is often covered by snow, even on some summer days. The lower slopes are covered by green forest. It boasts many walking tracks through the forests. Near the summit, you can find a lookout that provides stunning views of the city of Hobart. From Hobart City, you can see characteristic cliffs of dolerite columns. These are known as the Organ Pipes.
MONA - Museum of Old and New Art
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The MONA attracts many tourists with it modern and contemporary collections. The museum was founded by Tasmanian millionaire David Walsh. He described the museum as "subversive adult Disneyland". The museum also hosts the annual MOFO festival in January and the Dark Mofo festival in June. These festivals showcase large-scale public art and live performances.
The MONA museum is a single-story building. Viewed from the street, it seems to be dominated by its surroundings. It is inside the building that its architecture really astonishes visitors. A spiral staircase brings you down to three larger levels of maze-like display spaces. Walsh decided to build it mainly underground in order to preserve the heritage setting of the Roy Grounds houses on the property. Most visitors take the ferry from Hobart on the River Derwent to reach the museum.
- kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit
- Organ Pipes walk or Springs lookout
- The Springs
- Salamanca waterfront
- Mona museum
- Mona Ferry return trip (Hobart to Hobart)
Departure/ Return Time
Hobart - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
- October - November: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
- December - January - February: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- March - April: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
- May - September: Wednesday, Saturday
What to bring?
- Drink bottle
- Comfortable trail walking shoes
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Clothes to suit conditions (layers are a good idea)
- Waterproof jacket (just in case)