Nelson Head Lighthouse

Also known as Nelson Head Inner Light, this is a rather unusual lighthouse located on Nelson Head, northeast of the town of Nelson Bay on the southern shore of Port Stephens. The light is no longer active but in the past it guided ships into the port. The light was shown through the window of the lantern room, and later mounted outside.

History

The station was established in 1872, four kerosene lamps shown from a wooden tower. The light was first shown from the octagonal lantern room attached to the cottage in 1876.

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Sugarloaf Point

Sugarloaf Point

Sugarloaf Point
Seal Rocks Lighthouse Walk, Seal Rocks NSW 2423, Australia

Sugarloaf Point

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Nelson Head

Nelson Head

Nelson Head
Darwin Dr, Nelson Bay NSW 2315, Australia

Nelson Head

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Point Stephens

Point Stephens

Point Stephens
Lighthouse Trail, Fingal Bay NSW 2315, Australia

Point Stephens

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Nobbys

Nobbys

Nobbys
41A Nobbys Road, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Nobbys

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Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

First Exhibited1872
Permanent Tower
Current Tower1875
StatusDeactivated
LocationLat. 32°42'37.14"S Long. 152° 9'41.17"E
Original Optic
Current Optic
Automated
Demanned and deactivated?1985
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Notes

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.

Access

The grounds are open all year.

Tours

The lighthouse cottage offers a small museum and tea rooms. It is open daily.

Accommodation

No

Museum

A small museum is in the lightkeepers cottage

Associated Lighthouses

Point Stephens lighthouse

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