Mount Nelson Lookout, Hobart

4.5
#16 of 245 in Things to do in Hobart
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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  • Great scenic vantage point to view hobart and the surrounding waterways. Has historical Signal building with information to suit.  more »
  • Easier to get to than The Mountain, great views and a nice restaurant as a bonus. Originally a signal station the place has a fascinating history, which you can read about in the old original building...  more »

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