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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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  • The day started out fine then deteriorated so we were disappointed in the less than panoramic views from the lookout. We could get the gist of what it was about though. The weather then set in and we ...  more »
  • We took this drive up to the lookout and enjoyed the views, it's a lovely drive but make sure you pick the right time of year.  more »
  • The look out is so fantastic place to spend some time , the sites amazing. Nice enjoy an coffee and a snack  more »