Cultural Attractions of Australia unveil new experiences available in 2022.
High society hobnobbing at one of the world’s best private art museums, and sailing on one of the rarest ships in the world on Sydney harbor, are among some of the stunning new experiences on offer by Cultural Attractions of Australia (CAOA).
In Tasmania, ladies are invited for a just launched, very special high tea and high-society at the ‘Ladies Lounge’ at MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. The Lounge, created by artist and curator Kirsha Kaechele, is an immerse experience where guests are invited to indulge and be part of a living installation.
It’s inspired by Kirsha’s great-grandmother: a scandalous socialite who threw ladies-only parties at her Beverly Hills and Basel estates involving a fleet of dancing butlers, 400-year-old-wines, and the occasional visit from Pablo Picasso (hold on to your champagne and caviar: several priceless Picassos furnish the lounge at Mona, rummaged from granny’s attic). Guests should expect decadent nibbles by MONA executive chef Vince Trim and his team, fancy tipples and a fabulous dancing butler. For Ladies only.
Other CAOA experiences new for 2022, include ‘17th-century’ sailing on spectacular Sydney Harbour. ‘Sail on Duyfken’ is an extraordinary sailing experience on a replica of the first European ship to reach Australia in 1606. Expert crew on the tall ship provide guests with short commentaries about Duyfken’s unique history including stories of merchant trade expeditions of the Dutch East India Trading Company.
Other new experiences include learning about fascinating maritime history at the WA Maritime Museum, in the historic port city of Fremantle. Expert hosts share stories behind some of WA’s most iconic maritime artefacts and collections housed in the museum. Guests are treated to Western Australian wines and beers, canapes and live music while taking in breathtaking views of Victoria Quay, before dinner in the Australia 11 gallery, under the famous America’s Cup winning yacht, Australia 11.
At WA Museum Boola Bardip (opened in Nov 2020) guests enjoy an exclusive private dining experience in the museum’s stunning heritage-listed space, Hackett Hall, under Otto the 24-metre, 124 year old blue whale skeleton. This sumptuous evening includes VIP evening access to the WA Museum Boola Bardip and a highlights tour of the exhibitions, sharing stories and immersive visitor experiences.
Credit: Dinner under the blue whale skeleton