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Fort Scratchley

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Do the Tunnel Tour - 1.30 hours but worth it - all the volunteers are very knowledgable

Excellent place to visit - do the tour at 11.30am - then you are out for the canon lighting for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JacquelineS1983
Firing of the guns

Free activity that’s really good for the children, you can wonder with no pressure or take a tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amy S
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent place to visit - do the tour at 11.30am - then you are out for the canon lighting for 1.00pm

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JacquelineS1983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Free activity that’s really good for the children, you can wonder with no pressure or take a tour, we prefer wondering which we did, great views from the top and great history education

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a great place to visit to view some historic items which are all very well displayed. Very friendly staff which are all happy to answer questions & have a chat with. Great views once you get to the top which is quite an incline.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Guy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fort Scratchley is a great little historic site. We were on a stopover in Newcastle and were staying close by. Free entry, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer guides. Well put together, interesting exhibits with bonus views of Newcastle and the coast. Worth a visit. We didn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to visit, it was amazing to learn some things about the history of this place, there was amazing artefacts to see. Also there was great views of Newcastle as far as Nobbys Lighthouse.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tracyann2406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by Fort Scratchley as I was walking by it earlier today. Was very cool walking around and seeing this old fort and learning a bit about the history of the area. It’s free to get in so you can’t go wrong there! Doesn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my Wedding here in Sept 2009. Couldn't have asked for a more breathtaking pristine view. The ocean as our backdrop for all photos and then amongst the fort for more photos. If i was going to get married again ( i dont need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank redsparkles1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great lookout spot so close to the city. Some great exhibits. Beautiful beach and volleyball below

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnandMichelle87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to be missed when in Newcastle! An amazing part of the country’s history, preserved by dedicated volunteers who need your support. Quite possibly the only Australian coastal defensive position that actually did battle with the ennemy. Take the Tunnel Tour and learn all about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Michel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend is visiting from the UK so wants to see as much of Newcastle as possible. It is interesting to explore and walk around free by yourself or you can organise a tunnel tour if you would like to know more information. The volunteers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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502andreal
15 July 2018|
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Response from Louise Danielle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes the entry cost was around about what the other reviews have said $12 and worth every cent,,,,, a Great find in Newcastle run by passionate well informed volunteers
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Kellbells4
27 July 2017|
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Response from Julius777 |
Hi yes it is open 6 days away from 10 to 4pm it is closed Tuesdays.
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Jonathan H
14 May 2017|
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Response from Ken A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I would think Yes. Perhaps not in the tunnels!
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