MONA Pavilions Getting there
MONA Pavilions is perched on a private peninsula above the serene Derwent River, 12 kilometres north of Tasmanian capital Hobart, a 15-minute drive from town.
Fly into Hobart International Airport (www.hobartairport.com.au), which handles regular domestic flights from major cities on the Australian mainland with Qantas (www.qantas.com.au), Jetstar (www.jetstar.com) and Virgin Blue (www.virginblue.com.au) – although no international flights. From there, it's a 25-minute, 20-kilometre drive to MONA.
A taxi from the airport to Hobart city centre costs around AU$36.
We recommend arriving by boat to capture the full drama of MONA Pavilions' riverside setting. Hop aboard sleek catamaran MV Excella, at the Navigators terminal at Brooke Street Pier on Hobart's waterfront, for the scenic 30- to 45-minute trip with chatty commentary (www.navigators.net.au). The boat cruises to the Upper Harbour twice a day, at 11.30am and 2pm, and will drop you off at MONA's private pier en route (more frequent cruises are planned when the museum opens in 2011). A one-way adult fare costs AU$20, returns AU$32, with trips back to town at 12.45pm and 3.15pm daily. The service runs May–October, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for options out of season. Journeys by speedier taxi takes just 15 minutes, or the hotel can arrange private boat charters or helicopter transfers.