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Art of Nature is a unique three day journey hosted by Freycinet Experience, MONA and sculptor Peter Adams that will particularly inspire the art and nature lover.

Now with spectacular Seaplane flight from Mona to Freycinet.


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Departing - 
2014: Oct 28th, Nov 25th
2015: Feb 10th, March 10th, April 21st

Experience the unparalleled sophistication of MONA , fly by seaplane from Mona to the Freycinet Peninsula, taking in the stunning East coast scenery including the world renowned Wineglass bay. Immerse yourself in the pristine sanctuary of the Friendly Beaches Lodge and enjoy a rare look at the legendary Tasmanian property Windgrove, where sculpture and landscape become one.

This journey stretches from Hobart to the Freycinet Peninsula and back down to the southern tip of the Tasman Peninsula. You will be joining an exclusive private tour of MONA as the museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays.

Art of Nature is an all inclusive guided experience, covering accommodation at MONA Pavilions and at Friendly Beaches Lodge. Transport by seaplane and bus – ex Hobart and return. All meals and wine including MONA wine tasting & exclusive MONA tour. Max 10 guests.

Day one

2.00 pm Arrival and check into your MONA Pavilion.
3.30 pm Join your fellow guests and guides in reception for your exclusive 1.5 hour tour of MONA . MONA is closed to the public on Tuesdays so enjoy it’s mind-blowing depths in complete privacy. On your exclusive tour you will gain an insight into the artists, the architecture and of course hear more about David Walsh, the man behind it all. Then take it all in with a drink at the underground Void Bar. Continue your relaxation at the Cellar Door with a guided Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer tasting. Finish the day with satisfaction at The Source Restaurant with dinner prepared by Chef Phillipe Leban and matched with wines by Sommelier Joseph Burton.

Day two

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast at The Source Restaurant, then wonder down to the Mona wharf to board your seaplane. Taking off from the River Derwent, your 45 minute flight will travel along the pristine East Coast of Tasmania. You will pass Maria Island National Park, then continue along to the Freycinet Peninsula. Here you will be treated to breathtaking views of red granite mountains and sugar white beaches, including the stunning turquoise waters of Wineglass Bay. Descending alongside the Hazards Mountains, your pilot will bring you in for a smooth water landing at Coles Bay, the only township on the Freycinet Peninsula.
Our bus will then take you on the secluded Friendly Beaches Lodge; eco-friendly and off the grid, enjoy the uncomplicated luxury of this retreat. Hailed by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for its stylish sustainable design, the lodge is hidden in a 130-hectare private sanctuary, which is in turn surrounded by the stunning Freycinet National Park.
Led by your guides, your group will explore a fossil laden walk along the property to the nesting lagoon of black swans and onto the pure white sands of pristine Friendly Beaches. Let the art of nature do its work. Charming lodge hosts will create delicious meals using premium Tasmanian produce matched with local wines. Sleep to the sound of the waves.

Day Three

After breakfast, head down Tasmania’s east coast to Windgrove on the Tasman Peninsula (3 hours travelling time). An intimate immersion into sculpture and place awaits you on this 100-acre coastal property that borders the wild Roaring Beach and looks across Storm Bay to the Antarctic.
Peter Adams, renowned sculptor whose work is displayed in six museums internationally, purchased Windgrove in 1991. He has spent the ensuing years transforming the landscape through the planting of 8,000 trees and the creation of several large-scale Earth Art features. Spend the afternoon investigating the small-scale studio art and larger site specific sculpture.
Rest back for the one hour travel to Hobart. This completes your Art of Nature journey. You can be taken to the airport in time for evening flights (for those whose flights depart after 7.00 pm) or continue into Hobart for a longer holiday.

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The price is all inclusive and covers one nights accommodation at the Mona pavilions and one nights accommodation at Friendly Beaches Lodge, transport ex Hobart and return, including flight, all meals, wine, hosted experience in the Museum of Old and New Art, wine tasting and guides.
There is a maximum group size of ten participants and you are accompanied by two experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Meeting Point
Guests make their own way to Mona, check in from 2:30pm. Guides and guests will be introduced at 3:30 before an exclusive hosted behind the scenes experience of Mona. Guests will return to Hobart by 6:30 pm on Day Three. Airports drop offs can be arranged for those taking flights that depart after 7pm.

Cancellation policy, payment details:
Deposit of $400 per person is non-refundable. The balance is due 45 days prior to the trip and an invoice will be sent as a reminder in advance of this date. The trip cost is retained for cancellations within 21 days of the booked departure date.
Number of participants: Minimum number to operate this unique package is six and the maximum is ten

Prices are quoted in Australian dollars.
The purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended

To book please call 1800 506 003
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What our guests say...

All three visionaries,  Joan, David Walsh and Peter Adams have created such special, magical places and although so different from each other. Each person has created something quite unique and their passion for the venture is palpable.

Elayne Hayes

April 13 2013

I loved the whole thing and adored the way the art and nature aspects were woven so beautifully together.  I think it has been one of those life experiences that I will never forget.

Elayne Hayes

April 13 2013

Friendly Beaches Lodge is an architectural wonder of building-meets-bush.

Fiona Carruthers, Editor, Sophisticated Traveller The Australian Financial Review

April 18 2013