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Nobbys Lighthouse Headland

Check out Nobbys Lighthouse Headland in Newcastle

Did you know that Nobbys-Whibayganba headland was originally an island? The distinct formation was special to the local Awabakal people and was the source of a significant Dreamtime story. Now Nobbys Lighthouse headland is home to an active lighthouse used to guide vessels into the Hunter River. It was established on Nobbys Head in 1854, which was then a small isolated coastal islet just off Signal Head.

The lighthouse is one of the earliest surviving examples of a lighthouse on the east coast of Australia. It is associated with the work of famous colonial architects Edmund Blackett and Alexander Dawson.

Today, Nobbys-Whibayganba Headland has one of Newcastle’s best vantage points, with 360-degree views of the city, working harbour and Newcastle’s stunning coastline.

Nobbys Lighthouse is Now Open to the Public

Take a stroll along Newcastle harbour breakwall and continue up the hill to Nobbys Lighthouse for breath taking views of our beautiful city! Nobbys Lighthouse is now open for free public access on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. Best parking is at Nobbys Beach carpark.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Date: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month

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  • 10 minute drive to Newcastle city centre
  • 10 minute walk to Charlestown Square
  • 160km from Sydney
  • Short drive to Lake Macquarie
    • (Australia's largest salt-water lake)

Property Amenities

  • Magnificent Outdoor Pool
  • Business Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gymnasium with flat-screen TV's and unisex toilet and washroom

Rooms and Suites

Check In 2:00pm

Check Out 10:00am

290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown

+61 2 4943 6733

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Daily Reception Hours

24 Hour Reception