Top choice museum in MONA & Northern Hobart

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Twelve kilometres north of Hobart's city centre, MONA occupies a saucepan-shaped peninsula jutting into the Derwent River. Arrayed across three underground levels, abutting a sheer rock face, the $75-million museum has been described by philanthropist owner David Walsh as ‘a subversive adult Disneycascadland’. Ancient antiquities are showcased next to contemporary works: sexy, provocative, disturbing and deeply engaging. Don't miss it.

To get here catch the MR-1 ferry or MONA Roma shuttle bus from Hobart’s Brooke St Pier. Book everything online.

Also at MONA is the cellar door for Moorilla, a winery established here in the 1950s. Duck in for a wine or Moo Brew beer tasting, or have lunch upstairs at the outstanding restaurant, The Source. You can also catch a summer concert on the lawns, check out the MONA Market, or maybe splash out for a night in the uber-swish Pavilions.

MONA is also the driving force behind Hobart’s annual MONA FOMA arts and music festival, and the disquieting Dark MOFO winter festival.

At the time of writing a new hotel was being built at MONA (they're always doing something new); watch this space.