Eight state-of-the-art pavilions (all equipped with wireless touch panels to control temperature, audiovisual components, lighting, blinds, and more) are named for noted architects or Australian modernist painters (these are decorated with the artists’ works). All sit high above the banks of the Derwent Estuary, with large balconies overlooking the water. Antiquities and artworks from owner David Walsh’s private collection are included in the decor of each pavilion. Each of the one- or two-bedroom pavilions has a private cellar stocked with Moorilla wines and Moo Brew beer from the estate. You can arrive by private boat or on the fast catamaran from Hobart. MONA is about 15 minutes’ drive from the city center, but the river is a more appealing way to travel.
- Frommer's Staff