Dark Mofo Long Weekend

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  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Fitness Level: Easy
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Tour Code: IJMOFO

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!

  • $2,959 Single

  • $2,299 Adult Twin

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Journey Overview

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Your Journey Itinerary

Day Activity
1 Welcome to Hobart

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
2 Salamanca Market and Mona

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, enjoy a feast of freshly caught seafood at Mures Restaurant, one of Hobart’s most iconic dockside eateries. This afternoon 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!  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

  • MEALS - Breakfast and Lunch with wine
3 Peppermint Bay Lunch Cruise

Today, after a leisurely breakfast, you’ll board your cruise as you sail through the heads of the Derwent River and enter the calm waters of the d’Entrecasteaux Channel. Pass by ancient cliffs and rock formations, as you stop to watch sea eagles, dolphins and seals at play. Disembark at Peppermint Bay Hotel overlooking picturesque Bruny Island, the perfect setting to enjoy a leisurely lunch on the water's edge with local wine and beer flowing! This afternoon, cruise home and enjoy your last evening at Australia’s most favourite mid-winter festival exploring Hobart’s hidden laneways, public art, food, music, fire and light one last time.

  • MEALS - Breakfast and Farewell lunch with wine
4 Farewell from Hobart

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.

  • MEALS - Breakfast, Celebration Dinner with wine

Unique Highlights

See and Do

  • Immerse
    3 Immerse Dark Mofo Winter Feast Lusy Productions 1200 800

    Immerse

    • Meet the locals at the historic Salamanca Market
    • Discover over 300 artworks at Mona
  • Indulge
    4 Indulge Agrarian Kitchen Eatery 1000 1300

    Indulge

    • Enjoy the very best of fire cooking at a Winter Feast
    • Experience the freshness of local Tassie produce whilst overlooking scenic Bruny Island
  • Explore
    5 Explore Mona 1350 900

    Explore

    • Walk along the Dark Path
    • See hidden galleries in the sandstone
    • Delve into the dark history of this once penal settlement
  • Relax
    6 Relax Dark MOFO Pierre Destribats 1600 1100

    Relax

    • Unwind at your hotel overlooking the historic docks in the heart of the festival activities

Dark Mofo Long Weekend

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Additional Information

What's Included
  • 5 meals included (3 full full buffet breakfast, 1 dinner with wine, 1 lunch and 1 Welcome Reception)
  •  Specialist team of two highly experienced Journey Director and Driver Guide
  • Local specialists
  • 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
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 3 full buffet breakfasts
  • 2 lunches with wine
Flight Information

Flights are not included in holiday price.

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

Enjoy Your Stay