Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

Activity provider: Gray Line Tasmania

Hobart: Day Trip to Mt Wellington and MONA with Ferry Ride

Activity provider: Gray Line Tasmania

From US$ 78.21 per person

Take a scenic drive from Hobart to the summit of Mt Wellington for panoramic vistas over the city on a day trip. Travel to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) before returning to Hobart by ferry.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Audio guide included
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  • Go on a journey of rival contemplations and an emotional roller-coaster at MONA
  • Experience the harsh alpine environment of Mt Wellington on the drive up
  • Marvel at the panorama of Hobart city and surrounding suburbs from the summit
  • Enjoy a cruise along Derwent River and view MONA's architecture from the water
  • Use a touchscreen device to learn about exhibits and listen to artist interviews
Full description

Join a guided day trip from Hobart to drive through the alpine environment of Mt Wellington. Take a ferry along the Derwent River to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and enjoy its various exhibits with a touchscreen guide.

Meet your guide at Brooke Street Pier in Hobart and start your drive to Mt Wellington. As you go up the mountain, view the massive rock formation of Organ Pipes. Once at the summit, take in a panoramic spectacle of Hobart City, surrounding suburbs, and the vast waterways of the Derwent River.

Next, enjoy a short, guided walk at the summit to the observatory. Start your descent from the mountain, and visit the classic Cascade Gardens for a stroll while viewing the stunning exterior of the iconic Cascade Brewery and the Female Factory. View the former female prison for an insight into the lives of the women convicts once imprisoned there.

Returning to the Hobart waterfront, jump on board a ferry from Sullivans Cove and cruise along the Derwent River to MONA. Once at the museum, observe ancient, modern, and contemporary art and thought-provoking exhibits.

Explore the museum at your own pace with a handheld touch screen device that assists your learning of the exhibits. Following a sensory overload, take in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, and enjoy a meal at the Source Restaurant, Museum Cafe, or the Wine Bar (at your own expense).

Finish the day with a return cruise back to Brooke Street Pier in Hobart.

  • Tour guide
  • Drive to Mt Wellington
  • Entry to MONA Museum
  • Return MONA ferry ticket
  • Use of 'The O' handheld touchscreen
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Look for the Gray Line Day Tours desk inside the Brooke Street Pier building, 12 Franklin Wharf Hobart

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • The itinerary may vary due to road and weather conditions
Customer reviews

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4 /5

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January 14, 2023

Loved the trip up to Mt Wellington, our driver was great. Wasn't that keen on Mona, think all the hype was a little overrated however, the gardens and winery was so relaxing and beautiful, that part I enjoyed immensely.

January 6, 2023

The tour guide-cum-driver is very friendly, humorous and knowledgable. Nice scenery around the surroundings amid the cold weather

November 13, 2022

Product ID: 414445