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Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • We have always missed this place as it is only open on Sundays at the present but so glad we caught it today. Fantastic views around and we were told the spot is continually being developed. Well done...  more »
  • We came here for a walk and to get a good view of the Newcastle foreshore. You can explore the old resident light keepers houses that are full of historic photos and information. Worth the visit and i...  more »
  • The view from the lighthouse was spectacular. Open on Sundays to public. You can cycle up the steep slope to the top. The volunteers manning the openings are super friendly :). We could chat all day!  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.
  • Without question one of the best views in the Hunter Valley. If you haven't made the Sunday morning pilgrimage to the Lighthouse yet you need to rectify that as soon as possible.
  • Nice walk and good views.