Mona Pavilions, Hobart

As unexpected as the Museum of Old and New Art itself, four ‘original’ Pavilions and four ‘new’ Pavilions (for 'new' also read ultra- funky) on the banks of the River Derwent a short drive or river boat trip from central Hobart. Art and wine abound in glorious decadence. Superb value for money for a completely unique experience, with one of the world’s greatest and most surprising museums on your doorstep along with an indoor pool, winery, micro brewery, wine bar and one of Hobart's top restaurants, Source. What more could you ask for? Only two of Australia's most extraordinary festivals - Mona Foma in January, and Dark Mofo in Winter.  As with anything to do with Mona, expect the unexpected.