1. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Where is it? Hobart
What is it? Professional gambler and art collector David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art is Australia’s largest museum. Described by its owner as a “subversive adult Disneyland”, the collection runs the full spectrum from ancient Egyptian mummies to contemporary conceptual installations.
Why go? From the moment you board the high-speed ferry that sails between Hobart’s waterfront and MONA’s 99 steps, you’ll realise this is a museum like no other. Get there early to see James Turrell’s Amarna: an outdoor light show that complements the natural conditions at sunrise and sunset.