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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  • Wonderful historic site close to Hobart city. Great views over the city and down the river. Perfect for photos if you don't want to go all the way up Mt Wellington.  more »
  • Your ideal place to take a walk along the tracks, stop of at the restaurant for a delicious bite to eat or a great warm cuppa, or on warmer days select something on the cooler side (bookings are prefe...  more »
  • Visited the signal station lookout at Mt Nelson due to the temporary closure of Mt Wellington & we're glad we did! The views are awesome - from Bruny Island to Eaglehawk neck & across the Tasman Penin...  more »
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