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Mount Nelson Lookout

Nelson Road | Mount Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania 7007, Australia
+61 3 6230 8233
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Awesome lookout point.

It always seems to take longer to drive to it than you expect. But once you're there, you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kmec68
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Hobart, Australia
Definitely worth a visit

Great place to visit on a clear day. Several lookout areas and walking tracks all with great water... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Noi-Pip
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Brisbane, Australia
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LOCATION
Nelson Road | Mount Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania 7007, Australia
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+61 3 6230 8233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It always seems to take longer to drive to it than you expect. But once you're there, you are overcome by the view and the differences as you walk around.

Thank kmec68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit on a clear day. Several lookout areas and walking tracks all with great water views. Some very interesting history of the old signal station and its operation. Can be quite windy and cold some days.

Thank Noi-Pip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable few hours at Mount Nelson Lookout. Beautiful views down the Derwent River and back to the city. Lunch in the restaurant was delicious, seafood chowder was a highlight. Excellent service from staff and nice to speak with the Chef to...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip but if the weather is inclement I wouldn't advise a visit. It can be quite cold even in the summer so take a jacket

Thank A Biz S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty decent panoramic view of the bay. Unfortunately you can't see much of the city but overall one of the better easy to reach view points.

Thank jdos05
Reviewed 11 May 2017

What makes it particularly nice is the 2hr return Centenary walking track you can walk up - from top of Lambert avenue, near the Casino! When you reach the lookout you have a lovely cafe, clean public toilets, a historic site (the Signal Station), and...More

Thank waltervp
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It was cold and there were pockets of snow around but worth the drive and walk-around. Sweeping views of Hobart from this location/

Thank parbendra
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful panoramic views to the Hobart harbor and surrounding bays. Also make reservations for a great lunch at the Signal Station.

Thank ClanCampbell
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Mount Nelson is only a brief drive from the CBD but it has some grand views of Hobart and the Derwent. There is one of the original signal boxes and a good cafe. Worth a look.

Thank zzrbell
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Mount Nelson lookout provides extensive views of the lower Derwent Estuary. It is easy to reach by car or bus from Hobart's CBD. There is plenty of free parking. The lookout has one of Hobart's early signal stations which is well preserved. The café...More

Thank John V
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MotownMo
What is the best way to get to the Mount Nelson lookout from the cruise ship dock?
25 October 2015|
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Response from metroek | Reviewed this property |
the cheapest way to view the city from mount nelson is to walk to franklin square and catch a Metro bus from stop N a route 58 weekdays or 57 weekends and public holidays, the cost per adult would be $4.40 one way full fare... More
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BoneandBtwo
How much is it to hire snorkels
9 July 2015|
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Response from Shaked007 | Reviewed this property |
I guess my peers have done a good job answering. No need for another word...!!!!
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