Private dinner with Mona owner and maths nerd David Walsh.
Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art, is Australia’s largest privately-owned gallery and museum.
Showcasing the diverse collection of its owner, Tasmanian gambler and maths nerd David Walsh, Mona exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a word waterfall and a machine that mimics the human digestive system.
The Mona site—perched on the banks of the River Derwent, not far from Hobart— is also home to the Moorilla Winery, The Source restaurant, a bunch of other bars and restaurants, luxury accommodation pavilions, and Tasmania’s biggest craft brewery (Moo Brew).
Best way to visit is to jump on a Mona Roma fast ferry from Hobart’s city centre – just look for a giant camouflaged catamaran with fibreglass animals for seats.