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Mount Nelson Lookout

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Address: Nelson Road | Mount Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania 7007, Australia
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+61 3 6230 8233

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It's better than Mount Wellington as you get a feel for life above the river as well as fantastic views. There's a darling little cafe up the top. Sit and wonder at just how far... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's better than Mount Wellington as you get a feel for life above the river as well as fantastic views. There's a darling little cafe up the top. Sit and wonder at just how far away from the rest of the world you really are --- a dreamy, beautiful, surreal place

Thank Amsterdametje
Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have visited the Mt Nelson Lookout twice in recent months; with the first time unfortunately ruined by thick fog and mist! Despite it being a clear day where we lived, it clearly wasn’t at Mt Nelson – if in doubt, check weather forecasts and weather systems before going! The second time I was able to truly appreciate the spectacular scenery... More 

Thank RowMac
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely, quiet grassy slope to wile away the afternoon looking at views of the Derwent. There's a cafe for lunch too and an interesting historical observatory.

Thank Cangur0
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode to the top from Sunday Bay Rd via Nelson Street. 4.25 miles, but the grade is not too bad. Very light traffic and the views from the top are worth the effort

Thank amymC5455XO
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from Mount Nelson are fantastic and definitely worth a trip. The history at the site is also worth the trip

Thank JudeH803
Hobart, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you manage the long, winding road, it is so worth the drive. We could see right across the channel and Hobart. It would be good to have a restaurant or cafe for people to enjoy the view.

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Hobart, Australia
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like it cold and want a nice view of Hobart and surrounds then this is the place. Not quite the views of Mt Wellington but the views down the river are amazing on a clear day. Short drive from Hobart.

Thank TnTHobart
Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this lookout as I'd read reviews of it and thought it would be a nice counterpoint to Mt Wellington (which we also visited). Our large family group (all adults) loved this lookout and the gorgeous cafe/restaurant there. Hobart was shrouded in mist and completely invisible when we arrived .... then the mist lifted and we were treated to... More 

Thank Andrea N
Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it's too cold for Mt Wellington head straight to Mount Nelson Lookout. The views are breathtaking and if you need lunch, or just a coffee the Signal Sation cafe / restaurant is just the place.

Thank DanaJG
Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever the weather the splendid Signal Station Brasserie will tempt you to linger longer as you enjoy the expansive views of the city, harbour, Storm Bay, south to Bruny Island, north and east. My Nelson is only 10 minutes from the city up the Southern Outlet. Return via "the bends" through the suburb of Mt Nelson. Soak up the views... More 

Thank PollyGD

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