Dark Mofo Long Weekend

4 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return

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Dark Mofo Long Weekend

4 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return

Dark Mofo Long Weekend

4 Day Inspiring Journey | Hobart Return | Travel Period: 18 Jun 2021 – 21 Jun 2021

Dark Mofo Long Weekend

4 Day Inspiring Journey

Hobart Return

Visit Australia's number 1 winter festival Dark Mofo. Enjoy a community celebration of cooking with fire at the Winter Feast. Take a wander through the festival’s affiliated gallery spaces, signposted through central Hobart, if you dare, to view the many installations along the way. Take a tour through the after-dark attractions on offer in Australia’s southernmost city and journey deep into the delights of the winter solstice night!

Why you'll love this trip:

  • A great value long weekend to visit Australia's number 1 winter festival
  • Visit Tassie away from the summer crowds
  • Experience the darker side of Tasmania, only found in the dead of winter!
  • Stay in a hotel looking over the historic docks and right in the heart of the festival activities
  • Meet fellow travellers and hear stories from the locals as you huddle around the open fire pits scattered around the city

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Indulge

Indulge in the very best of cooking with fire at the Dark Feast. Enjoy the fresh paddock to plate experience at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery.

Explore

Explore the hidden art galleries in the sandstone buildings behind Salamanca Market. Disappear into the night and find your own dark adventure. Discover the hidden sandstone passageways at MONA.

Immerse

Breathe in the freshest air in the world as you head out of Hobart and up the Derwent Valley to New Norfolk.

Relax

Enjoy a leisurely long lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen with shared platters and matching local wines. Visit Moorilla Winery for a well-earned local wine or Moo Brew.

Welcome to Hobart and to Dark Mofo, Tassie’s premier winter festival celebrating the darkness of the winter solstice, and all things bizarre and absurd! Created by David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art and its creative cluster DarkLab, this confronting, thought provoking and sometimes controversial festival is like none you have ever experienced before. So, rug up, buckle up and enjoy the ride! This afternoon you will meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. You’ll then head out into the night and along the docks for a casual pre-dinner drink at the Hobart Brewing Company before making your way to the Winter Feast, a huge banquet and community celebration of cooking with fire. After dinner, stay on and enjoy meeting mysterious strangers at your table, or venture out and explore the many installations scattered around the city.

Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart , 3 nights

This morning your Journey Director will take you on a walking tour of the historic Hobart docks before a visit and free time for exploring at the famous Salamanca Market. Connect with the local producers and take in the sights, smells and sounds of this vibrant southern capital. Working up a hunger, you’ll head to New Norfolk for an indulgent lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, a unique restaurant housed within the town’s historic asylum hospital and borne from a longing to grow and cook authentic local food where the ingredients speak for themselves.

After a hearty lunch and some fabulous local wines, delve into this town’s dark past when you take a tour of the adjoining former Willow Court Asylum. This building predates Port Arthur and the tour will take you on a journey deep into the dark and complex history of colonial mental health care on the penal isle.

The night is free for you to explore at leisure. Take a wander through the festival’s affiliated gallery spaces, signposted through central Hobart, to view the many installations along the way, or take this opportunity to experience one or two of the many pre-bookable Dark Mofo events at different venues around the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with wine

Today, after a leisurely breakfast, you’ll board the MONA ROMA ferry that includes entry into the Posh Pit where complimentary canapes and drinks will be served. Cruise up the Derwent River to the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), Australia's largest privately-funded museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world.

Immerse yourself in the subterranean architecture with a self-guided tour, or if all this adventure is leaving you a little parched, pop into the Cellar Door at Moorilla Winery adjoining the museum for a taste of some local wines or Moo Brew!

Indulge in a scrumptious Farewell Dinner on Hobart’s waterfront with unsurpassed views of the city, the docks and Mt Wellington.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell dinner with wine

This morning, exchange phone numbers with your new friends as your inspiring Tasmanian Dark Mofo Long Weekend comes to an end. After a relaxed breakfast, private transfer vehicles will deliver you to the airport for your onward flights, or your Journey Director will assist you with any Optional Tours you may have booked.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

    Features

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • In-house movies
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Broadband and wireless internet access available (at additional cost)
  • Business Facilities
  • Work Desk
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Clock Radio
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  • Hand-picked accommodation, selected to immerse you in your destination
  • Most meals, including Local Dining Experiences. See Dining tab below
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Journey Director and Driver Guide
  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
  • Airport transfers (see Flight Information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Camera
  • A sense of adventure

Fitness Requirements

  • Low to moderate level of fitness required

Dining

  • 3 full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 dinner with wine

Flight Information

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2pm into Hobart Airport
  • Day 4: Flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport

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