We are planning our 1st visit to Tasmania at the end of June. Could someone please tell me how much time we should set aside to visit the MONA?
Thank you for responding Luigi. By the way I have really enjoyed reading some of your posts; Tasmania is fortunate to have its own embassador managing these threads.
We are considering staying at the Pavilions; I have read that The Source restaurant can sometimes be closed or very busy with functions. Are there any other places in the vicinity to eat dinner other than The Source?
The Riverfront Hotel on the highway has a restaurant. www.riverfronthobart.com/restaurant-bar/
And there are quite a few in nearby suburban Moonah, but they're not outstanding. Indeed, the only one that makes it to TA's restaurant reviews is Kawasemi:
I think I'd make a reservation for The Source.
Thank you Luigi, that sounds like good advice
Luigi does seem to have it all nailed. You could easily sink a whole day into the glorious Mona. The Source is great, but the cafe at Mona is very nice too for more casual dining. There is also a wine bar that has a limited menu. There isn't really anything else worth mentioning for lunch up in Berriedale. I would come back and have lunch around Salamanca if you don't want to eat at Mona.
Thank you Sarah, I think we will have an early lunch before heading to MONA, stay at The Pavilions and make a reservation at The Source for dinner.
That sounds like a god plan. :)
Ask about the queue you face if you havent already got a ticket. Car drivers not welcome! But if their website told you that you will be waiting for 20- 30 mins in a queue you would buy the ticket online. Poor form there's no warning. Its not fun standing in a queue of a couple of hundred watching ferry arrivals trickle in on a priority tIcket.
Great art but bad start to the experience.Edited: 14 January 2013, 02:21
If you go for a pavilion (yes...do!!!) I recommend splitting the museum into two visits over 2 days. There's A LOT of art inside and on my previous visits, I found myself hitting overload after 3 or 4 hours and starting to rush past some pieces and skipping others.
Buzzqueen, it's one of those "Rules of Life" that it's often better to book.
And the advice to book for MONA, to travel by the ferry and also not to drive is frequently given on this forum. Just a pity you didn't ask beforehand. :(