Nobbys Lighthouse

Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle: Hours, Address, Nobbys Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

Nobbys Lighthouse
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Skegvegasqueen
Alford, UK66 contributions
Great walk
Jan. 2020
We walked up to the lighthouse as it’s not open every day. Amazing views every where same the buildings aren’t open to the public but interesting all the same
Written 21 February 2020
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Quinton L
Canberra, Australia619 contributions
Better check the weather, temperature and opening hour before you go
Jan. 2020
It's a must see place when you are in Newcastle. We got there around 4pm in Jan and temperature is still a low. Very windy when walking on the beach and a lit of walk to the lighthouse. It's not open when we reached the lighthouse but the view around it is fantastic. I would highly recommend a morning walk or a day trip in that area.
Written 16 January 2020
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When-on-me-travels
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,371 contributions
If you're in the area...
Dec. 2019
It's only open certain days but still worth a visit if you're in the area. Nice beach and walkway, plus there's a small cafe and toilets there.
Written 24 December 2019
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Reuben M
Concord, Australia585 contributions
A vital cog
Nov. 2019
An imposing feature at the ocean end of Nobbys beach, great structure and great to look at. It has very limited access and I failed to note it but it is worth the walk just to take it in.
Written 18 December 2019
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Chopper1959
Windaroo, Australia171 contributions
Newcastle Drive 2019
Sep. 2019
The lighthouse is only open on certain days and during cruise ships visiting days, check on this by visiting the website Newcastle harbour cruise ship timetable, walk is comfortable fro all and takes you out along the rockwall to the breakwater, coffee, drinks and food available in the surf club at the beginning of the walk, plenty of carparking, at a fee
Written 30 September 2019
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Shezza
Coopernook, Australia150 contributions
Windy when I visited
Sep. 2019
Good walkway on top of the break wall towards Nobbys. No general public access to the lighthouse itself but the wall is lovely to walk along. Views of Nobbys beach and the hunter river. When the ships leave and enter the port you get an excellent view from here. Below the lighthouse is the abandoned WW2 light tower and bunker. Nobbys was once an island and was joined to the mainland via a convict built break wall taking 38 years to complete. Some of the rock was quarried from the island itself completely changing the shape of it.
Written 14 September 2019
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Jane E
Newcastle, Australia53 contributions
Great views
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Nobby’s Lighthouse is an easy walk on Saturday or Sunday. Take photos of the city, ships leaving the harbour accompanied by tugs, ships entering the harbour and Nobby’s Beach.
Written 28 July 2019
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia4,484 contributions
Disappointed it was closed
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Visited on Thursday 14th February. We walked out there to find the whole area fenced off, we were disappointed not to be able to walk up to the Lighthouse to check it out.
Written 4 April 2019
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Darrin R
Newcastle, Australia1,024 contributions
Visit on open day
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Well worth the walk out the break wall and the climb up to Nobbys for the view back over Newcastle. We visited it on a open day and enjoyed the views and totally recommend
Written 15 March 2019
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Rod S
60 contributions
Long walk to see this lighthouse
Oct. 2018 • Couples
The lighthouse is a long walk so if you have a disability like me where walking is out of the question give this attraction a miss but I if you are healthy it would be a lovely walk to and from the lighthouse. The is some parking in council car park.
Written 23 January 2019
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