Mount Nelson Lookout, Hobart

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Not just another observation deck, Mount Nelson Lookout was once a signal station, built in 1811 to relay messages to and from Port Arthur. Today, this popular attraction provides panoramic views of the city and the surrounding region, and includes a convenient café, sheltered picnic tables, barbeques, and a large parking area. This is also the site of the Truganini Reserve, named after a woman believed to be the last full-blooded Tasmanian aboriginal. This area of protected bushland is open to visitors, who can hike trails following a creek and leading through lush eucalyptus vegetation. Stop by the lookout to take photographs, get some exercise, and enjoy a picnic with a postcard-like view. Put Mount Nelson Lookout on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Went up on a beautiful afternoon. The views were beautiful. Sat down on bean bag lounges and had a drink from cafe. Not far from Hobart. Under 20mins. Car parking in front of views. Picnic tables and ...  more »
  • Worth a brief excursion if you don't have the time to go up Mount Wellington for better views. Plenty of parking and a handy little cafe.  more »
  • for a great look over the city of Hobart. Get there before 4 being the time that the coffee shop closes.  more »

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