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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  • August 9, 2017
    Mount Nelson lookout was an amazing site. There was a lot of history attached to this site and the views of Hobart and surrounds were amazing  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    we took the trip with the tour guide who really made it interesting fro us.we enjoyed our day with him  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Worth a look. Thought we might have a coffee but the cafe but it was full to overflowing. View was spectacular but the direction indicator did not define what you were looking at very clearly.  more »

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