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Known as one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious suburbs in the city of Hobart, Mount Nelson also boasts an array of sightseeing attractions that must form part of your city-wide explorations the next time you’re in Hobart. Enjoy the sights of the city from one of the stylish serviced apartments Hobart has to offer its visitors, especially at the likes of the Somerset on the Pier Hobart. Its central location and gracious accommodation options make its Hobart serviced apartments an ideal choice for business and leisure visits. Mount Nelson is most famous for its sharp seven “bends”, which are essentially sharp corners taken by the road when ascending the mountain. The mountain and suburb derives its name from a botanist, David Nelson, aboard the good ship Bounty, who was loyal to the Captain, William Bligh, during the ship’s mutiny. Those who travel to the top of Mount Nelson will be treated to absolutely stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside. It is also the breeding ground of the Swift Parrot, an endangered species with only 1,000 pairs remaining. Hikers and nature lovers will enjoy embarking on the range of hiking trails that wind through Mount Nelson, especially the Truganini track, of special historical import, and the Skyline Reserve, which also affords several walkways. The Signal Station, situated at the very top of Mount Nelson, is a popular recreation site and reveals majestic views of the country below, with picnic areas dotted to unsheltered tables and a host of barbeque facilities, perfect to host an outing with family and friends. If you prefer not to bring your own food, the charming café located onsite offers a selection of delicious fare to snack on whilst you absorb the Tasmanian countryside unfolding all around you.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.