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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Mount Nelson Lookout Reviews
we were on an AAT kings tour and called into the lookout to see the view of the Derwent River and Hobart in the background it is a quite spectacular more »
ウェリントンの方が見応えがあったなぁと言う印象ですが、こちらも行って見てよかったです。夜はライトアップされているタスマンブリッジが見られます。 more »It is an impression that Wellington was worth seeing, but it was good to go and see here. At night, you can see the Tasman Bridge, which is lit up.
Lovely reserve with wiggly little tracks. Not many signposts though.
Did the signal station walk from sandy bay. Was a good walk (warning it is all up hill and slightly rocky in places) . Met an Echidna half way up which made it well worth it.
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