The Signalman's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Hobart

The Signalman’s Cottage, Hobart bed and breakfast

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A stunning panorama of Hobart’s intricate coastline and beyond is the reward for climbing or driving to the top of Mount Nelson. You can see these marvelous views from the lookout area and the old Signal Station, now converted to a delightful café. The Signalmans Cottage Bed and Breakfast close by is a comfortable modern self-contained unit in a beautiful garden and quiet bushland setting. Wake to the sound of birds and enjoy a continental breakfast (provisions are provided). There is a barbecue for outdoor meals so you can breathe in the fresh mountain air while you eat. Or if you prefer you can prepare your meal in the microwave oven in your unit. It’s hard to believe that this delightful peaceful bed and breakfast on top of the world is only 10 minutes drive from Hobart , but that’s typical of Tasmania!

Comfortable interior with bush and some river views

Stunning sunrise over Mt Nelson on May 15, 2014.

A great place to photograph the Aurora Australis in Hobart !


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The old Signal Station (next door) with its amazing views over Hobart and the mouth of the Derwent River.

Lovely frosty morning

Coldest morning of the year so far with a heavy frost… but lovely sunrise. And it’s warm inside !   🙂

Glorious Hobart

It is always a special time when the snow hits Hobart… Mt Wellington graces the Hobart skyline with its white sprinkling.

Photographing the Fagus around Hobart

It’s getting close to that time of the year when the ‘Fagus’ starts to turn yellow… usually around Anzac day is a good time to go up to the Tarn Shelf in Mt Field to try to catch the stunning colours of Tasmania’s only deciduous tree, Nothofagus Gunnii. Mt Filed National Park is only 1 […]

Mount Nelson sunrise

Took the doggies for an early morning walk around the Signal Station. Good times.

Tawny frogmouth in the garden

This morning we had the lovely visit of a tawny frogmouth in the garden. They are around i nthe bush but are not that easy to find as they are very still birds.

Skybus now available in Hobart

Good news for travelers wanting more choice for transfer between Hobart and the airport. SkyBus is bringing fast, frequent and low cost airport transfers to Hobart.