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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. Arrange to visit Mount Nelson Lookout and other attractions in Hobart using our Hobart trip itinerary planner.
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  • Definitely worth the drive up, the views are nice and give a perspective on what places you may have already seen in southern Tasmania. My pano image doesn't give the views justice, but perhaps an ide...  more »
  • Lovely views of Hobart without having to venture as far as Mount Wellington. There is a lovely cafe which is ideal for grabbing a coffee and cake to enjoy the view with!  more »
  • Views over Hobart and waterways are magnificent and cafe on site has coffee and views. Great photo opportunities.  more »