Norah Head Lighthouse was built from 1901 to 1903. Perched on a headland, the lighthouse takes in magnificent ocean vistas and is the Central Coast's most spectacular icon. A walking track skirts around the side of the lighthouse and leads to stairs which climb down to the rock platform below and to Lighthouse Beach. 

A moderate level of fitness is required as the gate for the lighthouse is locked after 6pm, preventing any cars from driving down past this time. We also make our way down to the beach, walking down a few flights of stairs and around the sand and rocks. (Click here for the walking map of the location



  • Camera & tripod - dslr camera and a sturdy tripod are the essential pieces of equipment for night photography
  • Fast lens - A fast lens is recommended. An aperture of f/2.8 is best or as close to it as possible. 
  • Water bottle - There will be plenty of walking so water to stay hydrated. 
  • Extra lens cleaning cloths - Salty air and dew will be rampant so maintaining your lens throughout the workshop is a must. 
  • Torch - Not just safety but to use during light painting and other techniques used for night photography.
  • Enclosed shoes - Due to the nature of our walk, enclosed footwear with good grip is recommended as some rocks may be slippery.


Meeting Location


Walking Map

Approximately a 2km trip from beginning to end. Roughly 60% of the trip will be on a flat surface, walking from the car park to the lighthouse. The rest will be walking down the stairs, on the sand and rocks.