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Nobbys Lighthouse

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Worth a look and a walk up the headland for panoramic views over the ocean, beach and back to town... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Drew M
Sydney, Australia
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After a lovely walk along the breakwall the path headed uphill to the lighthouse. A cluster of old... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Chris B
Penrith, 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...more
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| Nobbys Road, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 4644
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All reviews the cottages historic city open to the public coffee van some great photos morning walk lovely walk great view great space working harbour interesting history easy walk great spot path port views windy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a look and a walk up the headland for panoramic views over the ocean, beach and back to town. Wear good shoes.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

After a lovely walk along the breakwall the path headed uphill to the lighthouse. A cluster of old buildings gretted us, and there was a coffee van serving customers. Some great photos and history were on view within the buildings open to the public. The...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great place to go for a walk and enjoy the great views and watch the ocean crash along the breakwater. You must be careful as sometimes the waves will crash right over you and you will get wet. It does get windy, but it's still...More

Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is only open Sunday’s, so plan for that. Nice view back over Newcastle and down the coast, and some interesting history panels in the old buildings around the lighthouse worth checking out. Can be windy and cold in winter so dress accordingly.

Thank VinceNewcastle
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

It is only open Sundays from 10-4 to walk up and around - a good walk for the uphill and beautiful views from the top. Very cool to check out the little cottages up top!

Thank Jesikah C
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Has an amazing view to watch around lighthouse. It's great to take a walk around here. Especially in sunset.

Thank 696hanl
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The trip out is a beautiful walk to an iconic lighthouse overlooking the entrance to Newcastle Harbour. It is even more spectacular if there is a bulk carrier entering or leaving.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 5 April 2018

People are attracted to the Nobby's Lighthouse. It is large and attractive. Many walk to it, even though if it is closed. Tourists take pictures, the closer, the better. There is a path for us to see the lighthouse better. We did that walk and...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a lovely place to visit in Newcastle. It is a short and easy walk from Nobby's Beach. The views of the harbour entrance are spectacular and if you are lucky (as we were) you will see on the coal tankers either enter or...More

Thank Davidtks1
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Nothing signifies a trip to Newcastle like the morning walk to Nobby's. An annual pilgrimage for me. Always shared by hundreds of locals walking, cycling and jogging the course. Easy flattish walk if in no hurry. Great vistas of NSW coastline and. this ever-improving historic...More

Thank wtandy
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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.