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Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle

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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 Macquarie Pier, joining Nobbys to the mainland, and the breakwall extending past Nobbys Lighthouse, forms a popular exercise track, while Nobbys Beach is a popular swimming destination in summer.

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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  • Great spot for a nice walk or scooter up the the Lighthouse, great views and nice to have a play at the beach afterwards. Not great if you are scared of dogs though like our little one as there is a d...  more »
  • I enjoy walking the entire length of the breakwall, and it's also fun to ascend to the lighthouse when open. Amazing views!  more »
  • This is a must do when in Newcastle. Take a walk out the lighthouse in the morning and watch the sun come up. There is always plenty to look at out there from the ocean life to the locals having an qu...  more »
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  • Great views , you can walk to the end of the Nobbys beach you'll enjoy seeing the dogs beach in your left side
  • Lovely walk to the lighthouse, great views of the beaches and city once up at the top and a little shop selling cold drinks and coffee.
  • Interesting and lovely surrounding. Best enjoyed when no strong wing, otherwise you have sands on your eyes.
  • Nice walk and good views.
  • Such a romantic place to go with girl friend during the weekend, escaping urban city....