Step back in time to feel what it was like to be a Lighthouse Keeper at Norah Head Lighthouse. Climb the 96 stairs and enjoy the 360 degree views from the tower balcony. Marvel at the optics prism and imagine polishing the 700 lenses of the prism. Learn about the duties of a lighthouse keeper. Learn how the light was originally operated, compared to how it works today. Hear the stories of shipwrecks in days gone by.

Operating Hours and Opening Days

  • Operating hours are from 10:00am to 1:30pm.
  • Norah Head Lighthouse is open for tours every day of the year (except ANZAC Day and Christmas Day).
  • Bookings for under 10 people are not required as tour guides are always available to conduct your tour.


  • Adults $6.00
  • Children (6-15yrs) $5.00
  • Family (2A and 2C) $20.00
  • Children Under 5 – Free
  • Group Booking (10+) $5.00
  • Payments accepted: cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard
    • Duration of the tour is 30mins.
    • The tour covers information about the Lighthouse Keepers’ duties, the history of the lighthouse, local shipwrecks, anecdotal stories and Aboriginal culture.
    • Public toilets are available on the reserve.
    • Norah Head Lighthouse welcomes all groups for guided tours, such as school groups, day care groups, vacation care groups, seniors, club groups and overseas tour groups. We can cater for all your needs.

For further information and/or bookings please contact the Norah Head Reserve Managers on 0452 564 102 and they can assist you with any enquiries.

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