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Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission

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Hobart, Australia
icon8 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Enhance a Hobart sightseeing tour with included admission to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), one of the most fascinating—and talked-about—museums in Australia. Start with the city tour to see top Hobart attractions like Cascade Gardens, the old Female Convict Prison, and Rosny Hill Lookout Then arrive at MONA for a look at its varied collection, from Neolithic artifacts to controversial art installations.
  • Hobart sightseeing tour and MONA gallery visit
  • See all the sights of central Hobart on a city tour
  • Visit MONA, Australia’s most controversial and exciting art museum
  • Round-trip transfers from central Hobart included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This MONA museum admission ticket includes a ride on the Derwent River ferry.
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Live commentary
Air-conditioned vehicle
MONA Entry
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel Pickup and drop-off
Gray Line Tasmania Day Tours , Brooke Street Pier, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Brooke Street Pier

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
City tour: Your Hobart sightseeing tour introduces you to the major landmarks, historical attractions and popular neighborhoods that make up the Tasmanian capital.

See Australia's oldest brewery at Cascade Gardens and visit the remnants of the old Female Factory prison; head to the Rosny Hill lookout for a view of the city, Mt. Wellington, the Derwent River; enjoy a stroll around the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, home to thousands of plant species, and much more.

MONA: Your visit to MONA starts with the ferry ride along the River Derwent to the Berriedale peninsula, where the museum is located on the property of a local winery. Arriving by water is an important part of the MONA experience so you can fully appreciate its unique design and setting built into the landscape.

After admiring the exterior architecture, head inside to explore the art collection, owned and exhibited by Tasmanian entrepreneur David Walsh, who has described the museum as a “subversive adult Disneyland.” Australia’s largest privately funded museum, it’s home to everything from ancient artifacts to controversial mixed-media installations. If you feel at various times enthralled, inspired and shocked, you’re in good company. Use a handheld touch-screen device while you’re exploring the collection to learn more about the exhibits and record your own impressions and reactions, if you wish.

To refuel with a drink or bite to eat, you may head to the onsite restaurant, cafe or wine bar, with its tasting room that features regional wines (own expense). Then leave the museum to return to central Hobart by coach.
Stop At:  
Cascade Gardens
Photo opportunity of Australia's oldest brewery
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Remains of the old Female Convict Prison
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rosny Hill Lookout
Photo opportunity of Hobart and the Derwent River
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Walk through these beautiful gardens
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
The Museum of Old and New art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery 20mins north of Hobart. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. The Museum houses over 400 artistic works from David Walsh's private collection
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Australia
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Apparently there is a shuttle if one is unable to climb the steps but that probably needs to be arranged beforehand." See review


66 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 66 reviews
, Mar 2022
Great trip by Ferry, every staff member was friendly and helpful. Mona is different art but a must see when in Hobart. Hobart sightseeing was worth it, to know where all the major things were located.
Day trip
, Oct 2021
Loved learning about the history of Hobart and a chance to walk to Cascade Brewery and the Botanic gardens. MONA was interesting!
Happy Oldies
, Jun 2021
A great experience from booking to end of tour. The staff went. Out of their way to advise on difficult access, to organise close pickups and the tour guide/driver was helpful, informed commentary, and pleasant Most enjoyable and adaptable when snow blocked our way. We especially enjoyed the drive around the narrow streets of Hobart and the informed stories of the past.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hobart city tour and mono
, May 2021
I think the driver knowledge and ability to confirm what is good etc Having a pregnant partner is was great that they look after us
My Hop on Hop off
, Feb 2021
Was most informative and entertaining and driver so courteous and friendly. So glad I did this tour as it gave me a good layout of where everything was.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our day in Hobart
, Feb 2020
Really enjoyed this tour. The coach driver was very informative about the history of Hobart as he drove us all around. He got us back to the pier in plenty of time to catch the ferry to MONA. That was amazing. Not like any other museum or art gallery that we had ever been to. We had three hours there and it was not long enough to do the place justice. However what no-one pointed out to us, until we saw the sign while waiting for the ferry, is that from the pier on MONA's side it is 99 steps up to the museum itself. Apparently there is a shuttle if one is unable to climb the steps but that probably needs to be arranged beforehand.
An exciting different day out.
, Nov 2019
Great consideration for those unable to manage the stairs with alternative arrangements. Seating required in the various sections is really a must.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hobart City Sightseeing Tour Including MONA Admission
, Aug 2019
Had a great day out would recommend. The Mona was very different and glad we visited could of done with another hour.
Hobart city sightseeing including Mona admission
, Jan 2019
The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the morning city tour. The Mona is interesting. Each persons taste differs so I would leave it to each person to decide if they like it. The time provided at Mona was too long, but it was easy to change the ferry ticket for the return.
Hobart City Sightseeing Tour & MONA
, Oct 2018
An amazing tour of beautiful Hobart and it's surrounds with it's quaint and historic buildings and the gorgeous botanical gardens. We learnt so much from our wonderfully informative tour guide Greg, whilst onboard the Hobart Explorer tram. Greg is truly an overflowing fountain of Tasmanian knowledge. Then, we were on the short river cruise to MONA, which offered such beautiful coastal scenery.MONA is an extraordinary and fun place to visit, gets the imaginative juices flowing and allows for many laughs along the way. All in all, we had a truly memorable and exciting holiday visiting one of Australia's most spectacular places. We can't wait to return for more great experiences :)
Very good tour of of Hobart and the...
, Mar 2018
Very good tour of of Hobart and the MONA was amazing. We highly recommend this tour.
Staff were great, sight seeing tour...
, Feb 2018
Staff were great, sight seeing tour was ok but raining so missed out on Cascade Gardens and got wet at the Botanical Gardens. View from lookout was amazing but very chilly. Mona Ferry was excellent and the Museum very interesting only you could not take you bag or water, got a good workout as the lift did not work and hundreds of steps.
Nice overall tour of the...
alexander s
, Jan 2018
Nice overall tour of the town.Beautiful in every respect. Got an idea of the various neighborhoods and part of the history. The highlight of the tour was the visit to Mona museum. 4 hours spent there were not enough . The museum is a must for every visitor although some may not like part of the exhibits. Hobart was a big surprise and I wish I could visit the place again.
Very nice tour of Hobart! Saw a...
Pamela C
, Dec 2017
Very nice tour of Hobart! Saw a good sampling of the various types of homes in Hobart. The tour was just the right length and covered a variety of scenic and noteworthy spots. Very enjoyable and informative. Our tour guide was excellent and helped make the tour comfortable and relaxing for us. I'd recommend this tour to others.
Great tour except for having to wait...
Lisa D
, May 2017
Great tour except for having to wait for the usual slow inconsiderant people who appear on most tours. The driver was awesome. The Musuem was amazing. I'm just not a big fan of organised tours because I have to deal with stupid inconsiderate people :-
Zorren has done a great job to show...
Henry K
, May 2017
Zorren has done a great job to show us around the city and some of the top spots. The cruise to and from MONA is good. Some interesting and unique settings within the museum.
great city tour to give me first...
, Jan 2017
great city tour to give me first hand information of this beautiful city. The driver Jim is excellent. He told me the products in female factory is the cheapest compare with other gift shops. I regret I didn't buy more. I found the same products sold in airport is double in price.
Amazing well worth going ,need at least...
Anne C
, Jan 2017
Amazing well worth going ,need at least 4 hours at the art exhibitions.
Overall, this was a good tour...
, Dec 2016
Overall, this was a good tour. However, Hobart itself is somewhat small. MONA itself is worth the price. Great ferry ride to MONA.
Great informative tour botanical...
, Nov 2016
Great informative tour botanical gardens were beautiful. MONA art gallery is really worth visiting!

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