North Coast Sights

Nobby's Lighthouse

  • Nobby's Headland Map It
  • Newcastle
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

A Newcastle landmark, Nobby's Lighthouse (on Nobby's Headland) was the third to be built in New South Wales when it opened in 1854. It's at the end of a long narrow spit (a longshore drift) and is accessed by a nearly 1-km (½-mile) path. Before it was converted to electricity in 1935, the original 20,000-candle light was tended by three keepers. The grounds of the lighthouse, and one of the lightkeeper's cottages, are open Sunday 10–4. It's a terrific vantage point for avid photographers.

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Nobby's Headland, Newcastle, New South Wales, 2300, Australia

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Published 07/21/2016


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