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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  • We decided to go check out the cafe after reading some rather mixed reviews on Trip Advisor. We were pleasantly surprised that some of the less favourable critiques were perhaps a little harsh..? The ...  more »
  • Called in to this lookout by chance passing. The views were very good and because you are not as high as Mt Wellington you get a closer look. Lovely cafe with sunny windows for the winter months or ou...  more »
  • Worth the trip ,when you are at the top the views back to Hobart and up the channel Derwent river are stunning and a must to understand the complexity of the Derwent river  more »

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