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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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  • This lookout is really nice with a fantastic view. Only minus are the tall trees in the Hobart direction spoiling that look, but the rest is fantastic! There is lots of benches and BBQs for a fun outi...  more »
  • Our family drove us up here and it was worth it for the views. it doesn't take long to look around - there's a few board walks and a view point centre - quiet windy at the top - take a jumper. not sur...  more »
  • It's better than Mount Wellington as you get a feel for life above the river as well as fantastic views. There's a darling little cafe up the top. Sit and wonder at just how far away from the rest of ...  more »