Since 1858, Nobbys Lighthouse has stood proudly on Nobbys Headland, ensuring the safety of ships entering and leaving Newcastle Harbour. The lighthouse is an icon in Newcastle, and its headland offers a rich cultural history stretching back to the Dreamtime, and breathtaking views of the stunning surrounding area. Nobbys Lighthouse is still operational today, however, it is now fully automated.
Explore the spectacular grounds of Nobbys Lighthouse every Sunday from 10am-4pm. Park at Camp Shortland by Nobbys Beach, and embark on the short but steep 800-metre walk to the grounds. Take in the sweeping 360-degree views of Newcastle, Hunter Valley, and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Delve into the history of the lighthouse with a small exhibition of historical photographs displayed in one of the cottages. The on-site kiosk serves drinks and snacks, or bring your own lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables provided whilst soaking up the beautiful surroundings.