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“For me - the BEST view in Hobart”

Mount Nelson Lookout
Ranked #13 of 140 things to do in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I used to study in Hobart and have been to many places in this region. Mt Wellington gives you an enormous view and it's worth the trip but for me, the Mt Nelson lookout is an absolute stunner and the best view in Hobart. Apart from seeing the city (and you are close enough for details) it's further south than Mt Wellington so you have a glorious eagle eye view of the peninsulas and bays right across that region. The terrain is fascinating and it's serene to spend time here. While you're up there you can learn a bit about some early history and stop in at the cafe ('The Station Cafe' - which is much better than your average tourist location venue) for a meal or a drink.

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

It takes a while to drive up here but at the top there are wonderful views over the harbour. Don't forget to take time to visit the small cottage once used by signalmen. In addition, take a hike along the paths encircling the lookout. There is a cute little restaurant at the top. Sadly, we were there on a stat holiday and they were closed. No matter, we loved the sites!

Thank Shasza
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Looking over the bay, quite interesting, can see all the islands and would be a great trip on a boat which leaves the wharf.

Thank 376Amanda40
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

This gives you an alternative view to the one from Mt Wellington. Tea rooms available here. You can access this on public transport but a car makes it really easy

Thank sweptaway61
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Mt Nelson is often the stand by vantage point when Mt Wellington is clouded in, but its not better than looking at Hobart through the clouds! The tree growth has been such that the views are severely restricted to little glimpses of the city or environs. I would not recommend going here. Wait for a nice day and go up Mt Wellington!

Thank MelbourneTravelmad
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