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Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

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“marine rescue”(40 reviews)
“gift shop”(39 reviews)
“scones”(44 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Lighthouse which overlooks Port Stephens' on the headland on a bleak Friday mid morning, but even though the skies were grey and we had light showers it did not detract from the wonderful view. the car park is a bit awkward and steps...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had to try the scones and certainly weren't disappointed, yum. The views are terrific and you share your time with magpies and native birds (lorikeets I think) and they are super friendly and delightful. The museum is fascinating, run by volunteers so don't forget...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little cafe is breathtaking - a must for any visitor to Nelson Bay. The breakfast I had was generous, tasty and totally delightful. Poached eggs Benedict with Avocado and Smoked Salmon. Fantastic! You may not like the few birds that hang around quite close...More

Thank 881coral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lighthouse with lots of very interesting info. My teenage children found it very engaging. The cafe is also great and scones are a must. The view is indescribable, just beautiful.

Thank Kobie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

always enjoy a visit to the Lighthouse and cafe! Beautiful views, relaxing place to have something nice from the cafe, especially the scones. Interesting to wander through the old residence now a museum, good place to take visitors.

Thank deborah c
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We came for afternoon tea, had heard about the scones and they were indeed great. They are large so you can probably get away with sharing them.

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Great views with a small local museum incorporated in old lighthouse building A cafe with good seating but could be a bit crowed on a weekend reasonable prices and a nice selection of yum mie stuff also coffee was nice A working maritime rescue station...More

1  Thank whereswalshie
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The lighthouse is no longer operational but you can see where it did operate from - not what I expected, and learned something new. The amount of history the volunteers have gathered is brilliant - history buffs will enjoy a significant amount of time browsing...More

1  Thank RachMMartin
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great for light lunch or breakfast. Well worth the trip just for a coffee. We come here as we can bring our dog and there aren't many places you can do that. The view changes depending on the table you pick. We've even visited on...More

Thank DrLancken
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We went here with some friends and found the food very nice. Watch the birds here as they are over freindley but great if you have overseas visitors.

Thank Warwick S
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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!