Mount Nelson Signal Station - TAS

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -42.924218 147.343712
DMS: 42º 55' 27.18" S 147º 20' 37.39" E
UTM: 55 G 5247543mN 528050mE
Altitude: 340.49m


Address & Contact

700 Nelson Rd
Mount Nelson TAS 7007
Phone: 1300 827 727
Email: N/A


The Mount Nelson Signal Station is located on a mountain of that name south of Hobart. The sight provides a panoramic overview of the Derwent River estuary. Its choice as the sight for Hobart's first signal station was sound and logical. It was built in 1811. It was the first signal station constructed in Tasmania. It no longer operates as an aid to shipping.

The original building remains and contains interesting maritime memorabilia. It is an easy walk from the car park and viewing area. Also near the car park is the Signal Station Brasserie located in the former head signalman's house and the Signal Station Cafe. Both provide views of the same areas as the adjacent lookout. Barbecues and picnic facilities are provided in the public area of the lookout.

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Closest Weather Station

Hobart at 16/07:30pm EST
Distance from Mount Nelson Signal Station 4.05km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Hobart (Ellerslie Road)
Distance from Mount Nelson Signal Station 4.05km N
Mean Max. °C21.721.720.117.314.412.011.713.
Mean Min. °C11.912.
Mean Rain mm47.340.

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