Mona and Moorilla

Discover the Unconventional Wonders of Mona and Moorilla Tours – A Luxury Experience Combining Art, History, and Wine!

Tour Information

Embark on a journey of luxury and culture by taking a boat ride up the Derwent River to MONA, Hobart’s  acclaimed art museum. An Australian vacation tour like no other.  Explore antiquities from around the world as well as modern and contemporary pieces within this celebrated gallery space. As lunchtime approaches, take in stunning vistas of both the museum complex and Moorilla Winery while indulging in an unforgettable two-course meal at The Source Restaurant. Afterwards, go behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look into Tasmanian winemaking before being chauffeured back home with memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Enjoy a luxurious boat ride up the Derwent River to MONA
  • Experience Melbourne’s most talked about art museum, featuring antiquities and modern and contemporary art
  • Indulge in a delicious two-course lunch at The Source Restaurant with breathtaking views of the museum and winery
  • Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Moorilla Winery for an educational experience into Tasmanian wine-making
  • Be driven back to your hotel after a day you won’t soon forget

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  • Unforgettable boat ride
  • World-renowned art museum
  • Picturesque vistas lunch
  • Wine-making insights 
  • Comfortable chauffeured return

Itinerary

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Hotel Pick Up

Your guide will come meet you at 10am for the short drive to Constitution Dock.

Constitution Dock

For an unforgettable commute  we have you booked to join the Mona Roma, Mona’s own luxury vessel. Sitting up in front in the Posh Pit you will have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or sample some great food and wine as you venture up the Derwent River.

MONA (Museum of New and Old Art)

On arrival at MONA you will have around 2 hours to discover this interesting and controversial Museum. The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection.

The Source Restaurant

After discovering the diverse nature of Mona, we enjoy a two course lunch on site at The Source Restaurant overlooking the museum and neighbouring winery.

Moorilla Winery

Afterwards we have arranged an amazing behind the scenes tour and tasting of the organic Moorilla winery. You will find out about the winemaking process in Tasmania and what makes Moorilla so special.

Return to Hotel

On completion your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

FAQ

This is a private luxury tour in Sydney, Australia that takes you to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the adjoining Moorilla winery for a unique wine experience. Your guide will meet you in the morning and take you by boat up Derwent River before spending some time exploring MONA. Afterward, enjoy lunch at The Source Restaurant and partake in a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting of Moorilla winery. At the end of your day, your guide will drive you back to your hotel.

The tour will last approximately 8 hours, departing from your hotel at 9 am and returning at 5 pm.

You will meet your guide at your hotel in the morning. Your guide will be waiting to take you to the Constitution Dock where you can board the Mona Roma and begin your journey up the Derwent River.

The attractions included in the tour are: MONA (Museum of New and Old Art), The Source Restaurant, Moorilla winery.

No, there is no age limit for participants on this tour. All ages are welcome to join in the fun! You must be over 18 to participate in wine tasting.

Private Moorilla Tours | Australian Luxury Escapes
Mona and Moorilla Tours | Australian Luxury Escapes
Mona and Moorilla Tours | Australian Luxury Escapes

Testimonials

Kimberly K
Kimberly K
2023-01-07
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A highlight of our trip! Our private tour to Featherdale and the Blue Mountains was an absolute highlight of our trip. First of all, I was skeptical that Featherdale would be of interest to our group of 9 with 5 teens/young adults. The website makes it seem like a petting zoo. I was pleasantly surprised- we loved seeing all of the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, birds, croc etc! The kids said that they could have stayed at Featherdale all day ;-)Our guide, Scott, was fantastic! He modified the schedule due to a later arrival in Sydney- making recommendations on what would be best for the group while ensuring we were back on time. He provided such amazing service - going above and beyond to help us move our luggage to the right hotel. Scott also showed us the best spots for photos at various stops in the beautiful Blue Mountains! I highly recommend Scott and Australian Luxury Escapes!
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Trav3ll3rsm8
2022-10-01
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Superb day out!! Superb day out, Matt our guide was incredible, by far the best guide we have had during our time in Australia!! His knowledge, friendliness and professionalism makes the day. The vehicle was clean and modern and the lunch was excellent. The timings and locations are superb as you miss the crowds.Thanks for a great day ourt Matt.
Belinda M
Belinda M
2022-09-30
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An exploration of The Daintree This was a day our family won't forget! We had a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who was brilliant with our girls.
Louise F
Louise F
2022-07-15
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Amazing customer service I enquired about new flights the other day and Fraser really helped me with looking at different options for Bali and Thailand. He was very friendly and made my phone call very easy!
Steve H
Steve H
2022-07-07
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Blue mountain and Sydney touring. We hired grant and his team to provide private transportation and touring From the time that arrived in Sydney, grant and his team provided top notch service. Given the age difference or our children, this was no easy task….particularly considering the weather on our Sydney tour date. If you desire a knowledgeable guide, who flex’s with your interests, grant and his team are the perfect choice. After learning our interests, he gave us advice for our own walking tour. His advice was perfect, and we had a great time.
Erin Galvin
Erin Galvin
2022-03-20
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Highly recommend this tour company for anyone traveling to Australia for highly curated experiences! I just returned from traveling to Australia from the US for the first time. Australia has just recently re-opened its borders to international travelers after almost 2 years. Australian Luxury Escapes was able to arrange (2) tours for me with very short notice and I had a great experience on both days! I spoke with one of the owners, Elise, on the phone prior to traveling and she was tremendously helpful in explaining their offerings and what the tours would entail as well as answering other questions about traveling to Australia which was so helpful! I wanted to maximize my time in Sydney when I first arrived which I was able to do in the "Private Essential Sydney Tour". The tour guide was tremendously knowledgable about Sydney having grown up there and was able to accomplish all of the main sights in a half day tour. Doing the tour by vehicle + walking for certain parts allowed us to cover the whole city but also get a closer look at areas of interest. Both vehicles I traveled in felt brand new and were completely clean and comfortable. They offered bottled water and hand sanitizer for use during the tour and a great lunch was included in both tour prices. At the end of the tour, the guide gave me some tips on how I could spend the rest of my day which was great. The second tour I did was the "Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney" which was also amazing. After a few days in Sydney, it felt great to get out of the city and see more of the beautiful landscape and nature of the national parks region. The area is expansive and would be difficult to cover on your own, especially if you haven't been to the region before. I was able to do this tour with one of the owners, Grant, who has a great knowledge of the region, its history and which locations offer the best views and photo ops! Part of this tour included a trip to a wildlife center which was nice to be able to see animals unique to Australia that you're not going to find just being in Sydney. The center was really well maintained and the staff we encountered were all very friendly. This tour also included a great lunch at the "Boiler House Restaurant" which had great food and amazing views. We did a quick tour of the Hydro Majestic hotel right after lunch which is a true step back in time. I highly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Australia. They have a wide range of unique and curated offerings and both tours made my time in Sydney very well spent! I will definitely use them again in the future and refer family and friends their way.
Judy
Judy
2021-08-28
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Amazing Tour to the Tip of Australia. We traveled from Cairns to Cape York on an 8 Day 4WD small group tour operated by Australian Luxury Escapes!!What a ride. Fantastic from go to whoa. A very comfortable 5.6lt V8 Nissan Patrol which certainly helped going over the corrugations!! The tour was for 6 pax, thankfully we were 5 which meant only 1 pax had to sit in the “Dickie” seat. It would’ve been tough for 2 to share. We traveled to Cooktown after visiting the Daintree River and cruise, (unfortunately the Bloomfield Track was closed), then to Coen, Lockhart River, Weipa, Punsand Bay, and The Tip. We left our Tour Guide, Alan, at Seisia where we ferried to Thursday Island and Horn Island to fly back to Cairns. Alan was extremely knowledgeable which meant we learned a lot about the areas we visited. A good driver and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
Helen Clarke
Helen Clarke
2021-01-10
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Amazing tour Our tour with Rick was amazing into the Daintree. His knowledge us second to none, the tour was fantastic with some much information. Lunch was out of this world and we got to see a casawarri up close. Thankyou so much!
Kristen B
Kristen B
2020-12-16
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Daintree Wanderer Tour A great day trip out to the beautiful Daintree. Ricky was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, entertaining and a great tour guide! I can highly recommend this tour.
Caitlin G
Caitlin G
2020-10-21
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What a fantastic experience! We did the Daintree Wanderer Tour, with Australian Luxury Escapes and it was just fantastic. Our guide Rick was just what you hope for- friendly, knowledgeable, took off beaten track, engaged our children and ensured our day was full and varied. We were lucky enough to see 3 crocs swimming in the river, as well as a Cassowary casually strolling by as we ate our home made morning tea Rick brought along with him.Rick was filled with facts and titbits of info which we loved. The beaches are fabulous and the Rainforest felt rich and thriving which is great to see. We got brilliant service and I couldn’t recommend Rick and this tour more to anyone wanting a personalised and unique tour experience.