You need to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) outside of normal museum opening hours to see the sunrise or sunset sequence of James Turrell’s Amarna. It’s a large-scale art installation that creates a light show to complement the natural conditions at the start and end of each day, described by the MONA team as “kind of like what God would do if He decided to build a gazebo.”It operates outside of MONA’s usual operating times, which means you’ll need to bringyour own snacks and drinks, and perhaps a cosy blanket in winter months. Check the website for the daily timings of the sunrise and sunset sequences.
Many of Tasmania’s attractions are already well known throughout Australia. Visitor numbers at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Cradle Mountain and Wineglass Bay remain high whatever the weather (and in Tassie the weather can be challenging.) But many of the most interesting things to see and do on the island are kept a little quieter. You won’t find any of these places on a picture postcard, but every one of them is worth going out of your way to find, and when you get there it will almost certainly be quiet enough to enjoy.