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Mount Nelson Lookout

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Address: Nelson Road | Mount Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania 7007, Australia
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Good if it's a clear day with fabulous views back to Hobart an onwards towards Bruny. Also very good for birdwatching and there are several walking trails. There is a popular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good if it's a clear day with fabulous views back to Hobart an onwards towards Bruny. Also very good for birdwatching and there are several walking trails. There is a popular cafe, but it hadn't opened at the time we got there - plenty of people arrived to use it though when it did.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for Sunday lunch at the restaurant. The location is amazing and even though the weather was cloudy, the views over Hobart were stunning. The restaurant serves some really interesting dishes and everyone in our party really enjoyed their choice of food. Go for the views or for the restaurant - both are well worth the trip!

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a favourite look out or snogging spot for the locals. Tour buses do get up there too. There is small carpark at the top for a handful of cars. In recent years the trees have grown up so much the much of the view toward the city is obstructed. The view east over Lauderdale and South Arm is... More 

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Tasmania Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed because of the weather but what we could see was absolutely beautiful. Hobart is a town to visit and enjoy

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An alternative choice to Mount Wellington Mount Nelson Lookout also has a cafe, originally used as a semiphore station it has great views over Hobart and surrounds.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to have spectacular views of Hobart city but the trees have grown and its impossible to see now. Trees need to be lopped at top (not cut down). Would improve the views for visitors. A little warning about the cafe up there - owner very rude to some of the cruise ship passengers who had arrived in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Nelson provides an easier access to a panoramic view of Hobart than Mt Wellington.As well as the views-and they are spectacular- there is also fascinating history on show. Mt Nelson was a Signal Station and you can see why. There's also a cafe on site. Parking is easy which makes access all the easier for older visitors.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lookout from Mount Nelson is only second to the view at Mt Wellington, but you don't have to travel as far and there is a coffee shop and restaurant on site. When snow blocks the road to Mt Wellington, Mt Nelson is a good alternative.

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a short nice drive from Sandy Bay. The old signal system is interesting and well kept. Electric grills in the park behind the lookout. Pay your respect to Truganini at the rock behind the park. There is also a short walk named after her.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy drive to Mount Nelson, the day was clear and the view was breathtaking, one could see Bruny Island

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