(Tassie Trip) Day 2 – MONA – Hobart

May 15, 2015
MONA, Hobart, Tasmania

We woke to our first full day in Tasmania on Anzac Day.  We woke early so that we could go to the dawn service at Hobart’s Cenotaph.  I didn’t take my camera as I felt it would be disrespectful.  I did however, snap a couple of pics with my phone after the service.  Hobart’s Cenotaph is positioned high on a hill with a beautiful outlook!  The turnout was incredible – hundreds if not thousands of people!

Anzac Day, Dawn Service, Hobart, Cenotaph
After the service we went back to our hotel room and had some breakfast (by a gorgeous warm fireplace – see on Instagram!).  We then drove on out to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) where we spent the morning.  Here are some of the photographs taken inside and outside around the grounds at MONA.

MONA, Hobart, Tasmania

MONA, Hobart, Tasmania

wall, rock, mona, hobart, tasmania

art, mona, hobart, tasmania, museum

car, futuristic, museum, art, mona, hobart, tasmania
See the bit of white line about 2cm up from bottom left corner?  That continued so that there was a rectangular white line all around the car.  You were not meant to step over that line.  My husband didn’t see that line and his shoe was over it.  He got in trouble with security.  Such a rebel!  I pretended I didn’t know him! 😉

vineyard, mona, hobart, tasmania

mona, hobart, tasmania

After MONA we went for a drive and explore around Sandy Bay and Battery Point and I did not take any photo’s!  Oops!  I was enjoying myself too much.  We had lunch at Wrest Point Casino and I have to say that sadly my meal was not very nice.  I should have done better research on good affordable places to go for meals!

We then headed to Mount Wellington with the intention of going to the very top.  Unfortunately, it was a very overcast and cloudy day and we only got 1/2 way up!  Cloud was very low and made visibility impossible and it was too dangerous to attempt going to the top.  I did get some photo’s from the half way point though!  You can see how heavy the cloud cover was.  Such a shame we didn’t have beautiful blue skies on this day but we sure did on other days!

view, hobart, mount wellington

view, hobart, mount wellington

After we descended from Mount Wellington we explored a bit more before returning to our Hotel.   Let’s talk a little about our Hotel.  We stayed at Rydges Hobart which is located in North Hobart.  I have to be honest and say that when we first opened the door to our room my heart sank.  It was disappointing.  It was not as it had been depicted on the web.  It looked old (not in a nice antique or heritage way), run down and unloved.  It really needed some TLC and an urgent refurbishment.  However, despite this, it did grow on me.  The bed was super-duper comfy!!  Our room kept us warm and sheltered and it was a bit quirky in that it looked out over a sporting field – North Hobart oval!  Here are a couple of snaps of the view from our room!

north hobart oval, oval, window view

view, oval, north hobart, rydges

north hobart oval
In the evening we went for a stroll around North Hobart and ended up having dinner at Fish 349.  There were a lot of people in there for their evening meal which led us to believe that the place was popular!  The service was fantastic and the food even better.  Highly recommend it!

For Day 3 we head to Richmond, around 2o minutes North-East of Hobart and famous for the convict built (1823 to 1825) Richmond Bridge.  You can read about Day 1 in Hobart here.

Ciao for now,


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  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life May 15, 2015 at 11:53 am

    This post brings back memories! I lived and worked in Hobart for two years early on in my career.

    • Reply Min May 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

      Glad to bring back memories Ingrid! Hopefully good ones! I could live in Hobart – I loved what I saw. I would have liked longer there to really explore more of its nooks and crannies 🙂

  • Reply Peachy Keen Mumma - Jess May 15, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! You’re an incredible photographer!! Love these photos. You just make me want to go to Tassie even more!

    • Reply Min May 16, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Oh wow – you’re so lovely to say such nice things Jess! Do keep Tassie on your bucket list – it is a magically beautiful place! 🙂

  • Reply Natalie @ our parallel connection May 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    What beautiful pictures… a wonderful talent shining through here.

    • Reply Min May 16, 2015 at 7:45 am

      Thank you Natalie – such a lovely thing to say!

  • Reply PatrickC May 15, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Min simply fantastic photos. The black and white one with the wall and people standing is brilliant. Your use of depth of field is just perfect, The post with the green and the bolt and your photo of the iron work are spectacular. Both worth enlarging and framing. These three I would be putting aside for a travelogue that you should write, about 2,500 words with photos. Submit that to the Australian geographic website. I think they would publish it.

    • Reply Min May 16, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thank you so much for your positive feedback and encouragement Patrick! It means a lot to me. Once I’ve been through all my Tassie photo’s, I may just give your suggestion a go! 😉

  • Reply Sally@Toddlers on Tour May 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful to see so many people turning up o the ANZAC day services, I think more than a decade ago.

    • Reply Min May 17, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Yes it was very impressive Sally! 🙂

  • Reply Grace May 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    We’ve been to Fish 349! I love Hobart. I have one of my old high school friends live there and we were lucky enough to stay at with him and have his family take us around the sights. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Min x

    • Reply Min May 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Hope you enjoyed your meal at Fish 349 Grace! You’re lucky to have a friend there to stay with and take you around the sights! We didn’t get long enough there to really see everything. We will have to back! 🙂 x

  • Reply Maxabella May 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I’m so keen to go to Tassie. I’ve been everywhere else in Australia but have never made it there. Your post now has me itching to go!!! x

    • Reply Min May 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Oh Bron – you must get to Tassie. It is absolutely gorgeous! You are lucky to have been everywhere else in Australia! I’ve been to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Tasmania, a bit of rural NSW, North Qld, Central Qld, Brisbane of course! Haven’t been to WA, SA, NT! x

  • Reply Sonia Life Love Hiccups May 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Oh Min – your photos are gorgeous hun. I love Tassie and you totally make me want to go back – ASAP! xx

    • Reply Min May 20, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Thanks Sonia! I want to go back ASAP myself! Lol xo

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