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Nobbys Lighthouse

About Nobbys Lighthouse

Nobbys Lighthouse stands tall on the south side of the entrance to Newcastle Harbour as a beacon of history and beauty. This active lighthouse is featured in the Coat of Arms of the City of Newcastle, showcasing its significance and charm. Operated by the Newcastle Port Corporation and managed by the Land Property Management Authority, Nobbys Head is also open to the public on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm, allowing visitors to witness the breathtaking views and deep-rooted history of this iconic site. Come visit Nobbys Lighthouse and experience the wonder and allure of this remarkable piece of Australian history.

Nobbys Lighthouse and its accompanying structures were recognized for their cultural significance and added to the Commonwealth Heritage List on June 22, 2004. This iconic landmark was also listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1980. Discover a piece of history and relish the magnificence of Nobbys Lighthouse.


What to do at Nobbys Lighthouse

Experience the majesty of Nobbys Lighthouse, a historic 150-year-old beacon that has safeguarded the entrance of Newcastle Harbour. This iconic landmark sits atop Nobbys Headland, offering locals and visitors a picturesque destination. You can visit the lighthouse grounds every Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm for free. A parking lot adjacent to Nobbys Beach at Camp Shortland offers convenient access. Be prepared for a short, steep climb to reach the lighthouse, but the stunning views and refreshing drinks from the on-site kiosk make it all worth it.

Experience breathtaking 360-degree views at Nobbys Lighthouse, and bring your own supplies for a memorable visit. With Newcastle Now as the current leaseholder, the site is open every Sunday for the public to enjoy. Our friendly volunteers are passionate about showcasing the city and its surroundings to tourists. Support our vision for a unique tourism venue by contributing to our fundraising efforts. Join us in creating a destination that serves both the local community and visitors to the region.

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One local company in Newcastle that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Newcastle Pergolas

Address: 3/82 Selwyn Street Merewether NSW 2291

Telephone: (02) 4003 6075