Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, Nelson Bay: Address, Phone Number, Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve
4.5
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Rickox2013
Kyabram, Australia61 contributions
Jan. 2022
We were looking for a breakfast spot with a view and this place ticked all boxes....great view, easy access, food was excellent.

The only "downer" was that a latte was only available in a very big cup!
Written 17 January 2022
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mb1
North Wollongong, Australia6 contributions
Dec. 2021
Excellent cafe/restaurant atop former lighthouse. Very good menu and food to match. Excellent service by super efficient commando like staff.
Spectacular location and views.
Booking prior to visit is advisable. Car parking can be tricky.
Written 4 December 2021
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BPinOz
Port Macquarie, Australia360 contributions
Apr. 2021
Thank goodness we'd booked! The cafe was full. Two of us chose the salmon and two the toastie, and we weren't disappointed. The wait staff were courteous and efficient. The view from the balcony across the waters of Port Stephens was memorable. I'd be back here in a flash, given the opportunity.
One word of caution. Parking at the restaurant itself is limited, and since we'd arrived in 3 cars from different directions, we parked two in the street at the foot of the hill and drove up in one - to find the last vacant space in captivity as another diner drove away. It's quite a climb if there's no vacant space.
Written 24 April 2021
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allann879
Wagga Wagga, Australia161 contributions
Apr. 2021
Spectacular location, very busy, staff seemed a bit frazzled but that’s an occupational hazard. Coffees only warm despite our request for hotter. Paying became an IQ test as the staff member had no idea how to use cash register. Could have been a great experience watching the annual regatta parade below us in the pristine waters, so a bit disappointing.
Written 19 April 2021
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Greg T
Sydney, Australia527 contributions
Mar. 2021
Fantastic views over Nelson Bay and Port Stephens. Bigger in area than Sydney Harbour. Friendly staff at the souvenir shop with great variety of goods at reasonable prices.
Written 4 April 2021
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John T
Greater Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Mar. 2021
We liked the attention staff gave to co vid requirements. Lucky to get in without a booking at a nice two seater table.Views were superb, Staff were helpful,
But.......My wifes poached eggs were cold however they were quickly replaced without question.. But....my scrambled eggs were more like a cake . I did manage to eat it and the taste was not to bad.
Written 27 March 2021
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Somajey
Greater Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Mar. 2021
Well maintained historic building for the Coast Guard. The rooms are filled with memorabilia of yesteryears.
Written 15 March 2021
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Dave N
Ryde, Australia297 contributions
Dec. 2020
The original site of the first lighthouse in the area. it was also a military emplacement during WWII. The lighthouse is no longer operating from there. There is now a small café in the building.
Not really wheelchair accessible
Written 24 January 2021
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BobHart308
Sydney, Australia152 contributions
Dec. 2020
We walked around theHeritage site, which was not only picturesque, but peaceful as well. There is a little museum that give you the history of the place, plus a tea room - worth a visit.
Written 7 December 2020
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Cathy B
Newcastle, Australia9 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
The views, such a beautiful part of the world and so close to home. The food and service were exceptional.
Written 1 December 2020
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