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.
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2013: November 5, December 17
2014: February 11, March 11, April 8
Each group (maximum 10) will experience the unparalleled sophistication of MONA, the pristine sanctuary of the Friendly Beaches Lodge and 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
Art of Nature is an all inclusive guided experience covering one nights accommodation at MONA Pavilions, one nights accommodation at Friendly Beaches Lodge. Transport ex Hobart and return. All meals and wine including MONA wine tasting and exclusive MONA tour.
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 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.
Breakfast at the Source Restaurant before travelling along the east coast to the uncomplicated elegance of the Friendly Beaches Lodge (2.5 hours travelling time). Hidden in a 130-hectare private sanctuary and surrounded by the stunning Freycinet National Park, the lodge was hailed by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for its sustainable design. The lodge is stocked with artwork and furniture from prominent Tasmanian artists.
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.
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, 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.
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