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Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve

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“gift shop”(45 reviews)
“marine rescue”(42 reviews)
“scones”(48 reviews)
Lighthouse Road, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
+61 2 4981 3585
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All reviews gift shop marine rescue scones light house great view tea house gold coin donation light lunch interesting museum port stephens great cafe great history great coffee run by volunteers afternoon tea friendly volunteers shoal bay
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lighthouse is set on a point with amazing views of Nelson Bay and the surrounding beaches. We were surprised at the size of the cafe and would come back again for lunch except that we couldn't find any gluten free options on the menu. One...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 913janetn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little cafe with table out on terrace overlooking the bay with spectacular views. Great scones but cream is not Clotted cream like you get in Devon. Eggs Benedict was taste and egg nice and runny with a decent portion of smoked salmon.Added bonus is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views and a bit of history in the lighthouse itself (please donate for entry as it asks- so many people when I was there were NOT donating!!). Little cafe to refresh or have a snack after a big walk up the steep hill! Many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katie2686
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great coffee shop, good for coffee and huge scones with jam and cream. Also good range of food for lunch including sandwiches and hot food. Breathtaking views of Shoal Bay and Tomaree Headland. Saw beautiful sea eagles and pelicans soaring overhead whilst having our coffee....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandra O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A yummy and affordable lunch with breathtaking views of Port Stephens. The gift shop volunteers and cafe staff were all very friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 571kathryns
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a visit to the lighthouse and museum. Most interesting. The volunteers were most friendly in the little gift shop. We decided to have lunch in the cafe and I have say the food was delicious and would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Friendly & busy little cafe with excellent food & service Lighthouse museum tour is a must, so is the little gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tla18
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Good coffee and devonshire teas. Best in good weather so you can sit outside and watch boats go by. Take your camera.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Wonderful yesteryear photos and lots of old equipment that was used in the lighthouse. There is a cafe to enjoy the perfect view of the bay and people on hand to guide you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lennyrose58
Reviewed 21 November 2018

On top of hill with the rescue radio station, a museum, a gift shop and a lovely coffee shop. Not only you can talk to the guys of rescue radio station and gain some insight of their important work, you can also enjoy a cup...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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!