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Mount Nelson Lookout, Hobart
(4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Went to this after our Huon Jet Boat ride, on our return to Hobart, It was dusk, it was windy and there was a slight drizzle. However the view from the lookout was wonderful. We could see the heavy ra...  more »
  • Just follow your smart phone , up the hill and before long you have a great view maybe a coffee, stretch the legs then off to the next destination . Often overlooked but worthwhile 
  • Excellent attraction to take the family - there is a lawn area with bean bags for the kids while you enjoy breakfast, coffee or afternoon tea and look at the scenic beauty of Hobart.