Hobart is at the bottom end of the world – not so far from the Antarctic – with that potential of Roaring 40s weather, and snow. It was settled originally by the Palawa people, and later by the British when setting up convict colonies, and outposts to stop the French from further colonisation. It’s Australia’s second oldest city, with plenty of convict remnants about. Not only that, it is has the steep, rocky Mt Wellington guarding it.
But those facts are all very well, but is it a good city to visit? Oh yeah! It’s an energetic vibrant city, and has one of the best private museums I’ve ever been to. MONA is on a must visit list every time I head Hobart way. Twice a year Hobart also holds the MOFO celebrations, with Dark MOFO the winter celebration – but more about that next post. This one focuses on a short weekend enjoying MONA and the Farm Gate markets.