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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (37 reviews)
“marine rescue” (37 reviews)
“scones” (38 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful place for a nice morning tea or lunch. Wonderful for visitors to our beautiful part of the world.

Thank Joansey2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an oasis !!! Extremely friendly people found at a delightful location. The road in is narrow, so I don’t suggest any semi trailers 😀😀😀 Once at the top there is a very informative walkway around the top which is fully paved. All paths lead...More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a family with 3 young children under 4. Beautiful spot with amazing views. Great little cafe. Delicious (huge) scones, yummy pancakes, and good coffee and milkshakes. Accessible with a pram too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the cafe and arrived 10 mins before closing and was told we are closing in 10 minutes so we are only doing take away which I accepted. I felt like I was an inconvenience and was in the way all the time I was...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The parking was full, so had to walk up - glad we did. Walked off brekkie. Panoramic views to Shoal Bay. A nice little historical museum to pass the time. Recommend the visit

Thank PJB1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views across the bay. Excellent restaurant. Museum contains some interesting exhibits, and describes the history of the area very well. Interesting the talk to the NSW Rescue volunteers. Popular place with small car park. If you're fit and able, park near the beach and...More

Thank SteveGE2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent jam and scones, so good even the friendly lorikeets join in, superb views of the heads and the bay, a delightful spot to enjoy more than just the view

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Spectacular scenery. Definitely worth the visit. Also a cafe to sit & enjoy the view.

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we are in Nelson Bay. We love the caffe and beautiful views. The staff are always friendly and attentive. Try their scones!!!

Thank Damir J
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Super scores with a lovely view of port stephens. Even saw some dolphins in the bay below. Would recommend.

Thank Ali M
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9 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!