This is the festival of the flâneur: the urban perambulator. Which is a wanky way of saying: get amongst it, walk around the waterfront and city from venue to venue, and get the blood flowing to the extremities. Check the maps; festival venues are pinpointed, and most are within walking distance of the Hobart waterfront and CBD.
Ferry to Mona
Mona’s super flash ferries travel between Brooke Street Pier (on the Hobart waterfront) and Mona every half hour or so. There’s also a bus. Book the ferry here.
If you are arriving by ferry: there are 99 steps up on arrival at Mona. The jetty isn’t accessible for mobility aids (wheelchairs, walking frames, scooters) or prams—we apologise for this and assure you we’re working on it. If this affects you, please contact Bookings & Enquiries to discuss your options on +61 (3) 6277 9978.
There are car parks all over Hobart. Some are even open twenty-four hours (such as Dunn Place and Market Place).
We’re also offering free parking at the Regatta Grounds, off McVilly Drive, during Winter Feast and Reclamation Walk hours:
Wednesday 8 June, 5 – 9pm
Wednesday 15 June, 4 – 11pm
Thursday 16 June, 4 – 11pm
Friday 17 June, 4 – 11pm
Saturday 18 June, 4 – 11pm
Sunday 19 June, 4 – 5pm, 7 – 11pm
Gates will be strictly closed outside of these hours.
Please note that the Regatta Grounds car park will be closed between the hours of 5 – 7pm on Sunday 19 June for The Burning.
Hobart Central Car Park will be open:
Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 6:30pm
Saturday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, 7:45am – 4:30pm
Centrepoint Car Park will be open:
Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 6:15pm
Saturday, 8:30am – 5:15pm
Sunday, 9:30am – 4:15pm
Argyle Street Car Park will be open:
Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10pm
For information about accessible parking across Hobart, please see the Hobart City Council website here.
Metro Tasmania is offering Dark Mofo punters $2 rides in the urban bus zone. You can find the pass to access this offer on our Dark Mofo Instagram account (follow while you’re there), or you can download it here. Save the pass to your phone and show it to the driver to redeem your $2 ride.
Most buses arrive at the Hobart Central Bus Interchange on the corner of Macquarie and Elizabeth Street, which is within walking distance from almost all Dark Mofo venues. Routes and timetable available here.
You can park your bike at most of our major events. Keep an eye out for these facilities on the ground.
You can also hire bikes from the following:
Monday–Friday, 8am – 5.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 4pm
Sunday, 10am – 2pm
93 Harrington St, Hobart CBD
(03) 6213 9640
Hobart Bike Hire
Monday–Sunday, 9am – 5.30pm
1A Brooke Street, Hobart Waterfront
+61 447 556 189
Monday–Friday, 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday, 9am – 1pm
466 Macquarie Street, South Hobart
(03) 6224 6533
Monday–Friday, 7am – 6pm
Saturday, 7am – 3pm
129 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
(03) 6212 0327
There will be some road closures and traffic disruptions across the Hobart CBD.
Reclamation Walk Road Closure
A portion of the Tasman Highway and Davey Street will be closed between the Regatta Grounds and Franklin Square from 7pm – 8pm Wednesday 8 June. Elizabeth Street between Davey and Macquarie Street will be closed from 7pm – 9pm, for the Reclamation Walk.
Winter Feast Closures
Closed to all traffic from 5am Friday 11 June – 5pm Tuesday 22 June, for the Winter Feast. Salamanca Market days excepted.
Morrison Street (between Brooke Street and Castray Esplanade), Gladstone Street (between Salamanca Place and Castray Esplanade) + Murray Street (between Davey and Morrison) will be closed from 6pm – midnight from 15 – 17 June, and 3pm – midnight on 18 + 19 June.
The Burning Closures
Multiple streets between Parliament Lawns and the Regatta Grounds.
There will be a rolling road closure on Sunday 19 June, from 4.30pm – 6pm, for our Ogoh-Ogoh: The Burning procession. The road closure will follow the route of the parade: Morrison St > Argyle St > Davey/Highway
Closed to vehicle traffic from 6pm Friday 17 June – 5pm Sunday 19 June for Night Mass: Transcendence.
E-Scooters have finally infiltrated Hobart. There are two options available, both equally as fun and convenient.
Beam operates 24 hours 7 days a week, and you’ll find the purple e-scooters scattered throughout Hobart. You’ll need your phone to connect to the Beam app to ride.
Neuron’s orange e-scooters are available 24/7, at your convenience. Riders will need to book through the Neuron phone app.