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If you're going to do something this winter do DARK MOFO!  Great ART, MUSIC AND ATMOSPER!

Marina Abramović13… Antony & the Johnsons + the TSO16-17 Anthony McCall12-21 Patricia Piccinini + Peter Hennessey12… City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast17-21 Blacklist12-13 18-20 Wild at Heart - Ash Keating + Bompas & Parr15-17 Dark Park - Fire Organ + Bass Bath + Anthony McCall + Ogoh-ogoh12-21 The Hothouse1-13 Pallbearer + The Body + Oake18 The Irrepressibles + Brous20 Orlando12-14 The Witches17-20 RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM + My Disco + Jake Blood + Kusum Normoyle19 The Preatures + Klo + Tiger Choir12 Gareth Liddiard + King Dude + Laura Jean14 The Witching Hour - Calvin Bowman + Helen Gillet + Nick Tsiavos19-22 Giidanyba11-21 Radiant Heat12-21 Angry Electrons12-21 Dark Mofo Films10-21 The Kettering Incident10 Allison Bell + Members of the TSO20 Envelop(e)10… John Kelly12… Laundry of the Terminal Psyche10-28 The Discovery 6Tet14 Nude Solstice Swim22 Winter Solstice22 Funeral12-15 Ashes to Ashes11-21

This event is not to be missed on your Tasmania Calendar . Everything that MONA touches turns to gold and the MOFO is no exception. Great weather Amazing Music and Art. Pack your backpack hitch a ride and head to Tasmania's capital Hobart for a true cultural experience that is sure to change you. http://mofo.net.au/

Tas Trails

The Trail

The Silver Falls track is a short and enjoyable stroll for walkers of any ability, shaded by lush eucalypts and ferns for its entirety. Leaving from opposite the Fern Tree Tavern the walk follows the historic Pipeline Track for just under  1km before diverting slightly uphill at the Fern Tree Bower towards the falls. A short climb later the small but lovely falls are reached. Follow the same route to return.

 
time Hiking
time 45 Minute walk
fees Free
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Very easy
cautions No fires

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is a must see while visiting Tasmania.  Located within the Moorilla winery in Hobart the art gallery is world class.  The museum was funded by David Walsh who has made his furtune by developing a gambling system used to bet on horse racing and other sports.

time 3-5 hours (Take your time to see everything)
fees $20 or Free for Tasmanians
facilities Toilets bars & restaurants
cautions Some of the art can be confronting and is not suitable for children

Salamanca Market is a street market in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. It is a major tourist attraction in Tasmania, and is held on Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.00pm.

time Open 8.30am and 3.00pm.
fees Free
facilities Lots of local produce shops and stalls.

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Hobart the capital city of Tasmania population 210,000. Hobart is well known for it's fine foods and arts & crafts. Make sure you visit Mona and the Salamaca market.

GEOCACHING is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Free Android App Official Paid App  IPone App   

Tas Trails

Introduction

One of the most accessible, and beloved, waterfalls in Tasmania is Russell Falls, situated within the Mount Field National Park, 30 minutes past New Norfolk. The path to the Falls is sealed and suitable for wheelchairs or strollers, only taking 20 minutes to complete the 600m circuit. 10 minutes further past Russell Falls, via a steep track, are the gorgeous Horseshoe Falls, a fantastic highlight of the Mount Field National Park.  
time Hiking
time 60 Minute walk
fees Parks fees apply
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Easy
cautions No fires

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