Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Tasmania  /  Greater Hobart  /  Hobart  /  Sightseeing  /  Mount Nelson Lookout

Mount Nelson Lookout, Hobart

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 400+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • A few kilometres from the Centre of Hobart this place to admire the city and its surroundings In a day of good weather the view is gorgeous! Recommended for those who have little time to spend (as it has been for us on this holiday in Tasmania) in this city.
    show original
  • Amazing views, easy parking. Not a lookout to be rushed. Several accessible lookout points for photography. Outdoor seating for picnics as well as cafe option. 
  • A tiny place to visit, but one which offers amazing views of Tassie. The small lookout museum is interesting, but only takes a few minutes to go into and look around. But a great cafe to stop for a dr...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m