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“combine with fort scratchley for a pleasant experience of newcastle” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nobby's Lighthouse

Nobby's Lighthouse
Nobby's Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 20 Attractions in Newcastle
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“combine with fort scratchley for a pleasant experience of newcastle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I chose to walk to Nobbys and Fort Scratchley on my cruise ship visit to Newcastle.I felt there was really not much else for a local to do and it was good to burn off a few calories as the walk up to Nobbys is steep.The buildings were open with free water which was a nice touch, and I found the historical information and photos on the walls inside quite interesting.I also walked out along the seawall but dont recommend this as it wasnt paticularly interesting and the cyclists seem to own it.

Visited January 2014
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English first
South Florida, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable early in the morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Arrived on a cruise ship and my wife and I were the first ones out on the point. Beautiful views of ships transiting the inlet, surfers on the other side, and back towards town.

Fort Scratchley's is also very close by and then you can also check out the beautiful church at the top of the hill in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Great walk & views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This review covers more of the walk than the lighthouse itself as we did not get to visit it. Rather we walked out along the seawall and enjoyed the view of the beaches, Newcastle and even saw a few seals. I would definitely recommend this a 'thing-to-do' when visiting Newcastle.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney
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“Great walk, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great for a walk around the Harbour watching the large boats being move in and out by tugs. The walk is good and the hill to the light house gets the blood pumping. Once up there the light house is a bit disappointing and needs some money spent on it to bring the house back to its glory. Spend some time watching the boats and tugs in action and even helicopters flying the pilots to the ships.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lovely Sunday morning walk got some great photos and were delighted to see a mum and baby seal sunning themselves on the rocks.

Visited September 2013
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