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We visited Mount Nelson in November. It was a brisk but sunny day and we had terrific views. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SW Ontario
Lovely place to visit & the view can be great (wet cloudy & nasty when we visited)

,A lovely spot high on the hill overlooking the Derwent and on a clear day the views are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Nelson Road | Mount Nelson, Hobart, Tasmania 7007, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mount Nelson in November. It was a brisk but sunny day and we had terrific views. We stopped where we could during both our ascent and descent but the road is steep in places and winds a lot back and forth. But the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lanesie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

,A lovely spot high on the hill overlooking the Derwent and on a clear day the views are amazing. There is a lot of history at the site & is pretty amazing when you understand how it all worked. The old building holding the cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 188petere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just discovered that my 2017 review had not got out of draft mode. My wife and I had one of the most memorable lunches of our entire lives at the Signal Station Brasserie at Mt Nelson, in October 2017. I met our host Scott...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DavidJP48
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After arriving from Queensland with temps in the thirties, a bit of a surprise to find the remnants of snow in the surrounds of Hobart. The drive up Mt Wellington was a preview of the road trip ahead of us, very little straight road. Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Graham R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Car trip to Mt Nelson from Hobart is easy and takes less than 1/2 hour. On arrival, car parking is ample and very near the restaurant and old signal hut. Views over D'Entrecastreaux channel are spectacular. Signal Station brassiere is open all year round (except...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Bellabunka
Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you want to meet some locals, then visit at dusk and be amazed by the number of wallabies and their babies. The views are not bad either.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LindaMJ2015
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A quick drive from town, up a suburban mount Nelson, you find the lookout surrounding by now bushland. Unfortunately the trees are quite tall and have obstructed the full views of the city!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mamabehart
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Did the trike ride with Trike Adventures up to Mount Nelson. Fortunately it was a nice clear day and the views were amazing. Would recommend this visit to soak up a bit of Tassie culture

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gail C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Been in Tassie for 24 years and why didn't I go up here before? Finally went and had a great lunch, really good food, great hospitality and service in the cafe. Interesting history at the old signal station.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mikefry7249
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Mount Nelson signal station is about 15 mins from the CBD and has wonderful views. If you can't make it up to Mount Wellington this is the place to go. Weather is less extreme. The cafe is good and you can have a light snCK...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank micheleduffy123
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26 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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Response from Shaked007 | Reviewed this property |
I guess my peers have done a good job answering. No need for another word...!!!!