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Dark MOFO: Spend a long weekend at Hobart's iconic winter festival!

SAVE $200 per couple
Dark Mofo is a nocturnal arts and music event best enjoyed under many snug layers. By day your experienced Director and Driver Guide will show you the highlights of Hobart. By night you can wander through the city's many gallery spaces and installations, get to know your fellow travellers around a warm open fire pit, and enjoy a community celebration of cooking at the Winter Feast!
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About this holiday

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You'll see a whole new side to Hobart as it comes to life at night!

Celebrate the southern winter solstice with Tasmania's #1 winter festival. Explore hidden art galleries in sandstone buildings behind Salamanca Markets.

Breathe in the freshest air in the world as you head out of Hobart and up the Derwent Valley to New Norfolk. Relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch with fellow travellers.

  • A great-value long weekend to visit Australia's number 1 winter festival
  • Visit Tassie away from the summer crowds
  • Experience the darker side of Tasmania, only found in the dead of winter!
  • Stay in a hotel looking over the historic docks and right in the heart of the festival activities
  • Meet fellow travellers and hear stories from the locals as you huddle around the open fire pits scattered around the city


  • 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 (conditions apply)


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Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart features some of the best views in the city. Overlooking the Hobart Harbour and Constitution Dock, this Tasmanian hotel is just steps from popular attractions like, Salamanca, Battery Point and the Central Business District, but intimate enough to ensure a perfectly relaxing experience.

Experience exceptional comfort and personalised service only steps from the Hobart water front, the CBD and downtown attractions. Each accommodation rooms at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is designed for pleasure and wired for business, with every amenity required for a perfectly relaxing stay.

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Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Book before 15 December 2022, Travel 16-19 June 2023 to save up to $200 per couple!

  • Twin share - from $2,680 per person
  • Solo Traveller from $3,479

Call our friendly travel consultants on 1300 414 198 to book your weekend away!



Day 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

Day 2 - Salamanca Markets & New Norfolk

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, you’ll head to New Norfolk for an indulgent lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery, a unique restaurant housed within the town’s old mental asylum and borne from a longing to grow and cook authentic local food where the ingredients speak for themselves. After a hearty lunch and some fabulous local wines, delve into this town’s dark past when you take a tour of the adjoining mental asylum. This building predates Port Arthur and the tour will take you on a journey deep into the minds of the criminally insane! 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.

  • Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with wine

Day 3 - MONA

Today, after a leisurely breakfast, 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! Indulge in a scrumptious Farewell Dinner on Hobart’s waterfront with unsurpassed views of the city, the docks and Mt Wellington.

  • Hotel: Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
  • Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell dinner with wine

Day 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.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast



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
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Flight Information for transfers (flights not included)

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