Delegates don’t have to travel far to find wonderful arts and cultural experiences in Hobart. From the smallest artist-run spaces and shops to world class museums, cutting edge contemporary art galleries and live theatre – there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in Hobart.

Underpinning Hobart’s arts scene is a thriving food and beverage industry. Tasmania produces an incredible variety of food products which guarantees that freshness is assured on your plate. Creative chefs teamed with innovative winemakers (not to mention craft beer and cider producers), are the backbone of a food scene to rival any of Australia’s capital cities.

Festivals bring locals out in the masses as new and creative events pop up on the calendar every month. Celebrating the conclusion of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Taste of Tasmania celebrates all that is good about Tasmania’s food scene whilst the boldly wild and creative Dark MoFo embraces the darkness of the winter solstice. Whether it’s a local folk festival or a celebration of art and culture, Hobart has a festival to suit all tastes.

A visit to Hobart wouldn’t be complete without taking in David Walsh’s highly acclaimed and controversial Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Australia’s largest private art collection. MONA is not to everyone’s taste and the art is often confronting, but it’s an out-of-this-world modern art experience that will no doubt leave you talking.