Inspiring Journeys

Dark Mofo Long Weekend

4 Days | Hobart Return

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!

Prices From Code: IJMOFO

$2299

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$2959

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.
Prices above are per person in USD

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Dark Mofo Long Weekend

Inspiring Journeys

4 Days

Hobart Return

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!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a mass celebration of cooking with fire at the Dark Feast
  • Taste some local boutique beers at the Hobart Brewing Company
  • Connect with the local producers and take in the sights, smells and sounds of Salamanca Market
  • Take a wander along the Dark Path, if you dare, to view the many installations along the way
  • Take a tour through an old mental asylum and journey deep into the minds of the criminally insane!

Itinerary

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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, 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 hall set up with hundreds of stalls for you to choose from, each celebrating their unique offering and the joy of cooking with fire. So, feast, drink and celebrate this longest and darkest of nights. 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 old mental asylum 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 mental asylum. This building predates Port Arthur and the tour will take you on a journey deep into the minds of the criminally insane!  The night is free for you to explore at leisure. Take a wander along the Dark Path, if you dare, 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 scattered around the city.

  Included Meals: Lunch with wine, Breakfast

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 private 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: Farewell Dinner, Breakfast

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.


Accommodation

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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Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Journey Director and Driver Guide
  • • Local Specialists (Guides)
  • • Arrival and departure private airport transfer

What to Bring

  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 3 Full Breakfasts
  • • 1 Lunch with wine
  • • 1 Farewell Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day 1: Flights to arrive by 2:00pm into Hobart airport
  • • Day 4: Flights to depart any time from Hobart airport

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