The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart
Rick and I visit Hobart at least twice a year.
Hobart is one of Australia’s best romantic weekend getaways thanks to the amazing food and The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
Take MONA’s ferry, the MR-1 and splurge on a ticket to the Posh Pit! This ticket will include canapés, Moorilla Estate wine and their designer beer, Moo Brew.
The ferry is gorgeous! Kitted out with an ultra groovy interior and has plenty of mojo building ambience, lovers!
This trip would get the panties off Queen Elizabeth’s bronze statue, playboys!
MONA is set on the edge of the Derwent River and part of the Moorilla Estate Winery. The winery produces stunning cold climate wines and Moo Brew beer.
Entering the Museum is surreal! Check your coat, grab a headset and take the lift to what feels like the centre of the earth.
I suggest you set aside a couple of hours to make your way through the 2000 or so artworks.
This Museum is a sexy, architectural artwork in itself. Chiseled into a sandstone pit, you feel completely engaged with the artwork.
When you eventually surface, make your way to the Wine Bar restaurant for lunch. It’s upstairs, just outside the Museum. DON’T miss this step!
I love the story behind MONA almost as much as the ferry ride from Hobart to her doorstep.
MONA is privately funded by David Walsh. Walsh describes his Museum as a “Subversive adult Disneyland”. Yep, that sums it up, however kids love it also!
Walsh is a mathematician who developed a gambling system that funded his eccentricity, represented in his museum, winery and hotel.
Dreamy?! Sorry, gold diggers! This too cool for school, straight nugget is taken, fattened up and seems to have an eco position on his personal grooming ritual. Poo!
I would still rank David Walsh as one of the top 10 most interesting Australians to have a meal with.
Go to MONA’s website for all the info and Google for all the gossip!