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Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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“gift shop” (34 reviews)
“marine rescue” (34 reviews)
“scones” (37 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best outlooks in Port Stephens with some interesting stories to share. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched on top on the hill near Little Beach and overlooking Shoal Beach, the Inner Nelson Bay Lighthouse has it all: a great cafe with good reasonably priced food for all tastes, great kids menu, and GF options, surrounded by superb views of the beaches,...More

Thank cherrybrookchick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outlook is spectacular and easy to get to. They have a lovely tearoom/cafe at the top of this short, sharp hill plus a museum and a gift shop. It is a great place to just sit and soak up the spring sunshine while the...More

1  Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are after a lovely spot for lunch or just a coffee this is the place. You can enjoy it while having a perfect view of Shoal Bay. The lorikeets will visit but in our case not annoying so (they usually swoop on empthy...More

Thank Da_Dutchy_64
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is great spot to get stunning views of Nelson Bay, to learn about the history of the lighthouse, get a bite to eat in the cafe (Inner Light Tea Rooms) and watch those at work in the radio station who watch over the local...More

1  Thank lynninsa
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Nelson Bay for 13 years & this location is still one of our favourites. The beautiful outlook towards the heads across Shoal Bay, the manicured lawns, the Cafe, the museum & Coastal Patrol operations, make this a must see location for...More

Thank Iain H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Beautiful scenery Fantastic little museum and nice cafe - we went on a Sunday mid morning - bad idea unfortunately the cafe was very very busy ( which is good or bad ) BUT we couldnt find a seat - The parking area is NOT...More

Thank missy b
Reviewed 8 August 2017

had breaky here the view was unbelielable the food fantastic recommend the scones , and the walk around the old lighthouse accomodation was good with lots of local history

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a spectacular, tucked away secret in Nelson bay. I went there one day for lunch, saw their scones and had to revisit the next day... just wow! The staff are nice locals and the food is tasty & home cooked. So nice...More

Thank Zoe83j
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The view is beautiful Staff friendly Great for family, reasonably priced Recommend the eggs Benedict not so much the corn frittas

Thank Fiona M
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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!