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Published December 3rd 2019
This attraction is the Central Coast's historical highlight
Perched on the headland, the historic and active Norah Head Lighthouse was built from 1901 to 1903 and features remarkable coastal vistas.

The landscape is magical here, from beautiful vantage points that give you a view of where the ocean meets the sky to views of Soldiers Beach.

Norah Head Lighthouse can be seen from Soilders Beach

The 27.5 metre high (90ft) concrete tower celebrated its Centenary in November 2003, apart from the electrification of the light, only a few changes were made to the Lighthouse since its establishment. There is a Flag Locker, Head Keepers Quarters and the first and second assistant Lightkeeper's Quarters as well as Stables which are all located near the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse is the last of the James Barnet style to be built as well as the last staffed lighthouse to be constructed in New South Wales. James Barnet also designed Cape Byron Light and Point Perpendicular Light.

Its official opening was in 1903 and featured the original vaporized kerosene burner which was upgraded in 1923, electrified in 1961 and automated and demanned in 1994 after being staffed for 90 years.

Stunning coastal views can be seen from Norah Head Lighthouse

There are guided Lighthouse Tours available from 10am to 1:30pm daily. The guided tour offer opportunities to explore inside the Lighthouse as well as experiencing spectacular views from the top of the Lighthouse.

Inside the tower, 96 steps lead to the gallery in four stages, with the lantern room located atop of the gallery. The first floor comprises of an entrance hallway and two rooms. The hallway still houses the original desk for the visitor's book!

Norah Head Lighthouse is also a gateway a walking track that skirts around the side of the Lighthouse leading to stairs where you climb down to the stunning rock platform below to Lighthouse Beach.

If you can't get enough of the beauty at Norah Head Lighthouse, beautifully renovated and fully furnished heritage accommodation is found onsite.

The accommodation stays

The stunning location makes for a perfect weekend getaway. The surrounded beaches provide secluded enclaves and plenty of activities to enjoy.

Undoubtedly, Norah Head Lighthouse is one of the most scenic attractions in the Central Coast. Be sure to add this place of interest on your itinerary!

Guided Tour Prices:

Adults: $6pp
Children (6-17yrs): $5pp
Children under 6yrs: Free
Family (2 adults 2 kids): $20 per family

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Why? Experience maritime history & stunning views
When: All year round
Where: 40 Bush St, Norah Head
Cost: Free- Guided Tours occur a fee- see above
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