The brilliant Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Berriedale, north of central Hobart, is Australia’s largest privately funded museum and is considered by many to be Hobart’s top tourist attraction.
MONA’s permanent collection includes more than 400 artworks that are complemented by a programme of temporary exhibits. The museum’s modern artworks include many confronting and unique pieces, which make the museum more fun than most other art museums.
Although local buses stop nearby, the nicest way to travel to MONA is to take the 30-minute ferry trip from Brooke Street pier ($20–50 return). There is also an express bus ($20 return) to the museum.