Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve
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jenny335
Sydney, Australia136 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We had Devonshire tea here the Rainbow Lorikeets were very friendly and shared our Scones .Loved the experienceb
Written October 23, 2022
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Tamara A
Glenmore Park, Australia77 contributions
Sep 2022
Fabulous view, but you can get that other places in the area. An interesting "lighthouse" as it is different to most with excellent and friendly volunteers. Unfortunately parking can be tricky as there is not much of it and it shares with the cafe, also the WWII bunker etc is not able to be viewed.
Written September 16, 2022
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Eric H
2 contributions
Sep 2022
great spot, terrific history museum, awesome view and still well worth the walk up the hill if the car park is full
Written September 14, 2022
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reins76
Scone, Australia561 contributions
May 2022
A lovely outlook over Port Stephens. Not much more to say. I would rate it behind views from Gan Gan, from the South Head and Fingal bay, so if you are short on time this may be one to skip.
Written June 1, 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom7,886 contributions
Apr 2022
The lighthouse museum was an unexpectedly great activity. Nelson Bay is mainly all about the beaches and the Marina but if you want a short break from the sand and sea, I’d recommend a detour to this 19th century lighthouse.
It’s not a conventional looking lighthouse. Instead the beacons are contained within the front room of this lighthouse keeper’s cottage. The room is now maintained as a small museum. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Unfortunately the morning we went it closed early because they were short on volunteers to man it so we missed out. Even with this small disappointment, it was still worth visiting because the views are so good from here.
From the headland, the view extends across Port Stephens and beyond. It really is a magical lookout point. On a bright, sunny blue-sky day we could see Shoal Bay, Boondelbah Island, Tomaree Point, and Mt Yaccaba very clearly.
The cafe (also housed within the cottage) is lovely and has the same beautiful views. We sat outside under a shady tree and had a very nice brunch, followed by scones and tea (the large, fluffy scones are their specialty).
The lighthouse is easy to get to. Its very close to central Nelson Bay and even walking all the way from the marina, its only a 20 - 25 min. The walk ]is a nice way to see a lot of Nelson Bay. Starting at the marina, we walked along Nelson Bay Beach, stopped briefly at Fly Point Bay and continued on to Little Beach. From here a short, narrow road leads from Halifax Holiday Park up to the lighthouse. You can drive up and park at the top but it’s not difficult to walk. It’s only a short uphill stretch and the slope is fairly gentle.
Written April 24, 2022
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hanna001_11
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Mar 2022
We only found this place just before we were leaving. Wish we had found it earlier to have the devenshire tea. Very interesting information about the history of the place. Very well kept building & grounds (what else do you expect from volunteers??) Great views from top of the hill Well worth finding. Narrow road up, near Hallifax Holiday Park.
Written March 27, 2022
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missy b
sydney430 contributions
Feb 2022
LOVE LOVE Love the views - Parking is at a premium -

I have one major complaint - The LADIES TOILET one cubicle was OK

BUT OMG the other toilet - I hope it wasnt something they ate at the cafe -

The toilet was covered in faeces - absolutely vile - The female that left that mess

should be ashamed of themselves
Written February 22, 2022
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Pandy D
Sydney, Australia886 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve & Inner Light Tea Rooms Cafe, Nelson Bay
Here you will find the LightRoom not the Lighthouse. The lighthouse is actually on Shark Island. The Lightroom would shine a light so ships could navigate through the bay. There is an interesting museum, worth a visit. As was the adjacent Cafe Inner Light Tea Rooms, nice food with stunning views.
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Written January 24, 2022
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Rickox2013
Kyabram, Australia61 contributions
Jan 2022
We were looking for a breakfast spot with a view and this place ticked all boxes....great view, easy access, food was excellent.

The only "downer" was that a latte was only available in a very big cup!
Written January 17, 2022
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mb1
North Wollongong, Australia6 contributions
Dec 2021
Excellent cafe/restaurant atop former lighthouse. Very good menu and food to match. Excellent service by super efficient commando like staff.
Spectacular location and views.
Booking prior to visit is advisable. Car parking can be tricky.
Written December 4, 2021
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