The Mount Nelson Signal Station holds prime position in the hills above Hobart, boasting panoramic views over Hobart city, the River Derwent and, on a clear day, down to Bruny Island and out to Storm Bay. Built in 1811, the Mount Nelson Signal Station was the first signal station constructed in Tasmania. Today, Mount Nelson Signal Station offers a fascinating insight into semaphore signalling, station life and early shipping in the Hobart area.
The adjacent Signal Station Brasserie is situated in the original head signalman’s house, constructed in 1897, and enjoys these same magnificent views. You can also spend the afternoon admiring the scenery while making the most of the barbecue and picnic facilities at this popular Mount Nelson lookout. You can also eat in at the Signal Station Cafe a short walk from the carpark.
Wheelies Comments – Great access on textured concrete paths. Only a slight incline down towards the viewing platform. Telescopes are not wheelchair heights. Bitumen path down to second lookout is rough and I wouldn’t personally attempt it.