Mona pavilions offer contemporary design, avant-garde art, a heated lap pool, sauna and gym, restaurant, micro-brewery and winery near Hobart. The eight pavilions sit on a 3.5 hectare private peninsula that curves into the Derwent River and each feature artworks from the Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) collection, and iconic designer furniture. Each pavilion has panoramic north-facing views, is self-contained, and built to ensure privacy, indulgence and relaxation. Three are glass cubes that appear balanced in the landscape; one is a three-story diamond shaped building enclosed in a silver metallic skin; and the remaining four cantilever over the river bank. You can choose from one or two bedroom configurations. All have access to the heated infinity pool, sauna and gymnasium. They feature double spa baths, contemporary bespoke furniture by Tasmanian designers, furnishings from Philippe Starck, Patricia Uquiola and Ron Arad, and complete kitchens, along with a private cellar stocked with the award-winning Moorilla wines and Moo Brew beer. The Mona site is open Wednesday – Monday. Whilst it is closed on Tuesdays, pavilion guests can still enjoy breakfast in the Source Restaurant, room service, and an exclusive museum tour at 3.45 p.m.
A work by one of Australia’s most acclaimed modernists, Sidney Nolan, hangs in this contemporary one-bedroom pavilion overlooking the Derwent River, along with a Costa Rican stone carving and ancient coins. There is a king-size bed, a granite spa overlooking the river and HDTVs in the bedroom and living area.
This contemporarily furnished one-bedroom pavilion overlooking the Derwent River is named for the original Arthur Boyd work on display. There is a king-size bed, a stunning granite spa overlooking the river and HDTVs in the bedroom and living area.
The Charles Pavilion cantilevers over the River surrounded by casuarinas. This two-bedroom accommodation is on two levels and is named for Charles Blackman whose painting sits alongside ancient coins, Roman mosaics and Costa Rican stone carvings. The unit features HDTVs in the bedrooms and living area, bathrooms on both levels and a granite spa overlooking the river on the lower level.
An original Brett Whiteley hangs in this two-bedroom two-level pavilion (one double and two single king-size beds). The building sits over the Derwent River among the casuarinas. A Roman mosaic, Costa Rican stone carving and ancient coins complement contemporary furnishings. The unit features HDTVs in the bedrooms and living area and a granite spa overlooking the river.
The Source Restaurant, a bubble above the hubbub of humanity below, serves contemporary French inspire cuisine. The Source is open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Monday, and for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. Michelin-star Chef Philippe Leban was sous chef to Guillaume Brahimi. Joseph Burton is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and a member of the International Sommeliers Guild. He has won the state division Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine wine list of the year award - seven times, including this year. He was a finalist in the Best Sommelier of Australia Competition 2011, and a national finalist in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition 2012.