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Nobbys Lighthouse

| Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 4644
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Brilliant walk

The walk to the Lighthouse is not far, and there is wildlife to observe, once at the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Australia
Its the face of Newcastle

You can go anywhere and see many things but you know when you see this iconic landmark where you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Nobbys Lighthouse sits high on Nobbys Headland guarding the entrance to Newcastle Harbour. It has been an active lighthouse for over 150 years and continues to safely direct ships in and out of Newcastle harbour. The site is an iconic landmark at well-loved location in Newcastle. The Nobbys Lighthouse grounds are open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm and entry to the site is free. Parking is located adjacent to Nobbys Beach at Camp Shortland. The lighthouse is an 800 metre walk from the car park, with a steep climb at the end. There is a small kiosk on site serving tea, coffee and cold drinks. Visitors are welcome to pack their own supplies and make the most of the beautiful 360 degree views. The current lease holder, Newcastle Now, cares for the site to ensure it is open to the public every Sunday of the year. A proud and dedicated team of volunteers works hard to welcome visitors, they love to share their knowledge of the city and its surrounds with tourists. Newcastle Now, is undertaking an ambitious plan to raise funds to support the development of the site, ultimately delivering a unique tourism venue to serve the local community and visitors to the region.
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“light house” (11 reviews)
“nice walk” (13 reviews)
“the cottages” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the Lighthouse is not far, and there is wildlife to observe, once at the lighthouse there is a coffe shop, it is delicious, but not open all the time. Walk around the lighthouse and be ready for being a bit wet, due...More

Thank leobowen61
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go anywhere and see many things but you know when you see this iconic landmark where you are in the Australia. Newcastle has so many beauty spots from beaches,parks, historic buildings, pubs and even wineries just a stone throws away. Take the walk...More

Thank underthemicroscope01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great bit of Newcastle history and great views of Newcastle, the harbour, beaches and Stockton. Great whale watching during June and July and October.

Thank BarryH1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk up the hill towards the Lighthouse. Lots of history in the indoor areas. Great scenery. Would be good is there was a cafe up there. Great space to utilise as there's outdoor area with tables and seats. Very spacious.

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We lucked on the one day of the week that it's open to the public - Sunday 10 - 4pm. The area has fantastic 360 degree views of Newcastle port, north coast, ocean etc. Along with a dozen others, we mostly watched two pods of...More

Thank jenhorne95
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The walk is worth it, you'll be surrounded by water until you reach the lighthouse. It does get really busy around here though

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Cafe and gates are only open Sundays but the view is worth it. There's a display in the cottages explaining the history as well as future plans for the Lighthouse. There are friendly guides around to ask questions. Cafe is tiny but sells good coffee....More

Thank 775traveller
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We have always missed this place as it is only open on Sundays at the present but so glad we caught it today. Fantastic views around and we were told the spot is continually being developed. Well done to everyone involved in this project and...More

Thank aussiepom53
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for a walk and to get a good view of the Newcastle foreshore. You can explore the old resident light keepers houses that are full of historic photos and information. Worth the visit and it's free.

Thank Larapintara
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The view from the lighthouse was spectacular. Open on Sundays to public. You can cycle up the steep slope to the top. The volunteers manning the openings are super friendly :). We could chat all day!

Thank Nicholas C
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20 November 2016|
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Response from Woodgee3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi It is quite a steep road up to the lighthouse to push a wheel chair.The public can not enter the lighthouse.
Annette H
23 September 2016|
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Response from omdwivedi03 | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafe but just a simple one. The lighthouse is opened for visitors only on Sundays. Also there are some good cafe nearby even at the Nobby beach next to lighthouse.
Leanne O
12 September 2015|
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
Nobby's is on the southern headland at the mouth of the Hunter River. it is part of Newcastle East. it a short drive along Shortland Esplanade from Newcastle beach. Plenty of parking.