|Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) houses a collection that ranges from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. The building’s subterranean design and the owner’s unconventional and challenging curatorial approach make it a must-see for any visitor to Australia.|
|Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is not a zoo but you will see four marsupial species that are now extinct everywhere but Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Quoll, Tasmanian Pademelon and the shy Tasmanian Bettong. Bonorong is a sanctuary specialising in giving visitors an up-close and personal experience with the wildlife. At Bonorong the number one aim is to return native wild animals to the bush. Come and learn how you can help!|
|Markets let you take the pulse of a place: how the community gets along and what they value. You can find the best produce from nearby farms and gardens; check out the local antiques or the young designer with his or her latest styles. Tasmanian markets range from the mammoth Saturday Salamanca Market and Tasmanian Farm Gate Market in Hobart, to the tiny Penguin Market, but of course there are many in between.|
|Port Arthur Historic Site is amongst the best-preserved convict settlements in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world. Spread over 40 hectares, the Site contains more than 30 historic buildings and ruins. Some of the shingle-roofed buildings were substantially destroyed in bush fires in the late nineteenth century; their ruins give the place an appropriately eerie countenance.|
|Tahune Air Walk is an exhilarating nature-based experience set in one of Tasmania’s most world-renowned forests, the Tahune Forest Reserve and offers spectacular views of the state’s famous Southern Forests from a walkway that takes you on a journey through the treetops in this stunning wet eucalypt forest. Extending for 597m through the forest, the Tahune AirWalk is elevated high above the ground, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful tree species and forest life.|
State Cinema is housed in an Art Deco building close to Bendalls B&B and specializes in the best of local, Australian and world cinema. Relax in the fully licensed café bar with fine Tasmanian wines, great coffee and delicious snacks or browse in the newly openned book shop.
|Exhibitions and showsTasmania is home to 9 percent of Australia’s artists but has less than 3 percent of Australia’s population so it is no surprise that you will find lots of exhibitions and shows – from the local community hall to the museum gallery.Festivals celebrate music, songs, writers, artists and crafts people, wooden boats, local food and our Antarctic connections. The largest – Ten Days on the Island – happens every two years and embraces our whole island and all islands around the globe.|