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Mount Nelson Lookout, Hobart
(4.4/5 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.
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  • Nice outdoors on a nice day but very cosy inside...tables very close together...the views are fantastic but it really needs more than a view. Had to wait a very long time for our afternoon tea...for t...  more »
  • There is a nice picnic area on at Mount Nelson Lookout. Better to go there after 5 pm as there are no visitors at this time. But mind that the parking is closed at 6 pm, so you would have to find a sp...  more »
  • very disappointing experience. was a while back so i can't remember the details, and don't want to make anything up. but i was right there with him and he was not trying to steal