Hobart’s Growing Recognition

On the back of a number of other recent key awards, Hobart has now been named “Best Weekend Away” in the prestigious 2013 Gourmet Travel Awards.

As Gourmet Travel say “Hobart is so hot right now. Or so cool, depending on your perspective.”

The cultural, culinary and outdoor experiences offered over a weekend period  are what makes this city so unique, allowing it to triumph in this award over other big cities such as Melbourne.  Only emphasizing this fact, Tasmania gained additional recognition with its renowned museum, MONA, taking out the category of “Best Cultural Experience”.

Gourmet Travel noted that MONA was a “massive game changer for Tasmania” and that “putting the Tasmanian capital firmly on the itineraries of art lovers here and abroad.”

Much like Bilbao in Spain, Hobart has experienced unrivalled visitation since the opening of the Museum of Old and New Art, luring mainlanders south for short stays.  With new events and exhibitions such as Dark MOFO and Red Queen being continually planned by MONA, such recognition is sure to continue into the future.

The win in the two categories shows that Hobart has risen to the challenge of creating a quality tourism destination not only on the back of quality food and wine, but also on unique experiences.

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