Explore the iconic spot of Nobbys Headland!
The site is open from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on cruise ship days. During daylight savings, hours will be extended.
Now that’s it reopened, go for a walk with your family.
It’s an 800 metre walk from the Nobbys Beach car park with a bit of a steep climb at the end.
Check out the sculpture in the dunes halfway up the hill commemorating the Newcastle Lifeboat Service and Rocket Brigades.
Up at the top, you’ll enjoy great views of Nobbys Beach, Stockton, the Harbour and back to Newcastle. From here, you’ll see many of Newcastle landmarks including Fort Scratchley, The Obelisk, Newcastle Ocean Baths, Stockton Bridge, Christ City Cathedral and The Mater Hospital.
You’ll also get up close to the Nobbys Lighthouse. At this height, it’s a great spot for whale watching. We spotted quite a few whales as well as coal ships entering and leaving the port.
Unfortunately all the other buildings are closed and empty. Previously, there were exhibits in these buildings that you could wander through
There’s also no public amenities so use the toilets at Nobbys Beach before you go.
Nobbys Headland will be open from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on cruise ship days. During daylight savings, hours will be extended. Entry to the site is free.
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