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Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

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Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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Port Stephens Beach Day Trip from Sydney Including Barbecue Lunch
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“gift shop” (32 reviews)
“marine rescue” (33 reviews)
“scones” (32 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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Reviewed yesterday

I was impressed with the service when I had a coffee here. They are dog friendly and tell you where you can sit with your dog. The view is worth the walk up. If you drive then parking is limited on busy days.

Thank brucecollin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nelson Head Lighthouse was the venue for our wedding 20 May 17. Fantastic location and setup on the day. The staff involved were only too happy to assist with making the day a success. Stunning views and the perfect setup for our intimate wedding.

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to sit and take in the view and have lunch. Very friendly and good service and good food. Interesting museum and gift shop all run by volunteers.

Thank Loey16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was reminded what a great job the volunteers at Marine Rescue Port Stephens do during my recent visit to the 24/7 Search and Rescue Coordination Center. They fulfill their Emergency Service responsibilities professionally and everyone is a volunteer!! They are mostly self-funded so any...More

Thank Ubie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting..so much history here of the important role of lighthouse and coastguards. .we have been here several time before..good coffee ..generous serve of scones jam and cream...real cream would have lifted the rating.Good menu choices .

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to the lighthouse is well worth the journey. Parking may be an issue. The lighthouse building has well maintained grounds - and the odd bunny or two. There is a café with scrumptious fare and the gift shop has a good range at affordable...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We found this by accident, looking for a view from the point and expecting just tea rooms. It was a great view, good display museum and a really vital rescue service. Keep going up the hill in the car park, well worth the stop

Thank sherbert B
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Whilst the parking can be a bit of a challenge it is worth managing. The outlook is superb and the meals are delightful.

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Tea room lovely scones well worth $8 so big and tasty, also nice cuppa tea , my husband had a tasty sandwich price ok views fantastic . Gold Coin donations to go in the museum best part of the go up light house the marine...More

Thank lisa g
Reviewed 30 April 2017

If you are staying nearby, it's good to have a hike up the hill to the lighthouse. Nice view of Nelson Bay and Shoal Bay. The place a have cafe with a great view of the bay. Entrance if free.

Thank Bee2Fast
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