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17 May

Dark MOFO

With icy winds blowing in straight from Antarctica, Hobart offers the perfect

winters getaway. Hobart in winter is all about frosty mornings, crisp clean air,

and enjoying a glass of red in front of a cosy fire. While there are still plenty of

outdoor activities to explore, winter in Hobart is a great time to explore some of

Hobartʼs cultural attractions. Lenna of Hobart offers the perfect hotel

accommodation for that cosy winter stay in Hobart. This hotel is not just a

place to stay, its a cultural experience of its own. Built in 1874, this sandstone

mansion hotel is a landmark in Hobart and is located right on the historic

doorstep of Hobartʼs vibrant waterfront. Lenna of Hobart offers a selection of

hotel accommodation styles from a luxury penthouse apartment to a Queen

Hotel Room. Lenna of Hobart has a hotel room to suit you and your needs,

whether you are travelling alone or with a family. Come and stay in this

beautiful, historic hotel while you enjoy the rich culture Hobart has to offer.

 

During the coldest, darkest period of the year, Hobart is hosting a gothy three

week festival called Dark Mofo. Dark Mofo is a sensual, theatrical and gothic

celebration held at MONA (Museum Of Old And New Art), the Tasmanian

Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, at the

historic Odeon Theatre, and home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra,

Federation Concert Hall. Ever since MONA first opened, Hobart has developed

a reputation for hosting all things artistically weird and culturally wonderful!

Dark Mofo is certainly no exception to this. After a successful two week festival

last year in Hobart, this year they have decided to extend Dark Mofo over three

weeks!

 

This year Dark Mofo kicks off in June with a Prelude weekend featuring ‘Dark

and Dangerous Thoughtsʼ before weeks one and two unleash the proper

festival. We are eagerly awaiting this years program which is packed full of

more than 700 international and local artists… and of course a few surprises

along the way! The festival is all about exploring human nature, darkness and

light, death, birth and renewal.

A highlight of the festival is the Winter Feast which has been extremely popular

in past years. The feast attracts food lovers and cultural travellers from all over

the world to dine on the Hobart waterfront. Letʼs not forget about there Winter

Solstice ritual where last year, nude swimmers jumped into the freezing water

for a swim!

 

Lenna of Hobart is the perfect place to stay during the Dark Mofo Festival.

Located centrally in the heart of Hobart, Lenna is only a short walk to Hobart

CBD, MONA ferry terminal and the waterfront precinct. Contact us at Lenna Of

Hobart if you would like to know more about our unique hotel or would like to

stay with us on ph (03) 6232 3900 or email enquiries@lenna.com.au

 

 

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