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Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

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“gift shop”(41 reviews)
“marine rescue”(42 reviews)
“scones”(45 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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All reviews gift shop marine rescue scones light house tea house great view run by volunteers gold coin donation parking is limited port stephens interesting museum great cafe great history great coffee afternoon tea shoal bay light meal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good to learn some of the life saving stories over a nice brunch. The views are amazing. The place is quite small so unfortunately my teens got a little bored. I will definitely be back to soak in some of the best views...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It’s good to go - to say that you have been. Friendly staff and a good view with a number of rooms filled with photos and information. The lighthouse is a bit underwhelming but we had a pleasant time

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We took a walk along Nelson Bay and up to Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse, where we stopped to look in the lighthouse, and gift shop they ladies that staff the shop are wonderful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a coffee and pastry in...More

Thank gilly s
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place to while away a hour or so. The most spectacular view down to Shoal Bay and beyond,absolutely stunning. Nice cafe serving light snacks, great scones. The museum is very interesting but cannot surpass the view. Well worth the trip up the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Sharing a great view with the beautiful wildlife around us. Don't miss a visit to the gift shop. The lady volunteers are a hoot!

Thank mrsmookmook
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Enjoyed a lovely coffee and cake here, the view is spectacular, the staff are lovely and attentive, the museum has lots of wonderful information, and the crew in the marine rescue tower were super friendly. Best view in all of Nelson Bay (apart from the...More

Thank Therma68
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This place is a favorite of mine. A lovely place to come to eat and relax overlooking one of the very best views ever. The food is good with lots of choices and the staff are friendly.

Thank ananta289
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A very interesting look back on to Maritime Rescue history with old artefacts on display. Volunteer staff at hand to give more detailed information. Great views and coffee shop to welcome you.

Thank Martine H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

My wife and I attended for morning tea and a look around. The information and items on display were amazing. The buildings and grounds are very well looked after. Well done to all the volunteers. Great scones!

Thank Rochelle B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

One of THE best views of beautiful Port Stephens you'll find. The cafe has great coffee and food. And the Museum which is staffed by Volunteers is an amazing look back to our History. A definite must visit.

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10 November 2017|
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Response from Zoe83j | Reviewed this property |
About 25-50 metres and there’s a ramp. Many older people visit and seem to manage pretty well from car park. Hope that helps
28 June 2017|
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Response from coleman22 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest $10-20 per person depending on how much you want to eat and drink!