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Fort Scratchley

Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Newcastle holiday

Whilst in Newcastle for the weekend we decided to visit fort scratchley. As we entered the grounds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David W
via mobile
History, passionate volunteers and spectacular views.

Well worth a visit. Free for the above ground sites but great value for money for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
surprisealot w
Sydney, Australia
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst in Newcastle for the weekend we decided to visit fort scratchley. As we entered the grounds Rod welcomed as in and gave as a run down on the fort he is a very knowledgeable funny man.After a quick walk around the fort we went...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Free for the above ground sites but great value for money for the multi-tunnel tour. The gift shop has a good range of options and unique gifts/souvenirs. We toured on a windy winter's day in which the sun shone brightly. The...More

Thank surprisealot w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though my toddler grandson was too young to appreciate, it was still a lovely view of Newcastle from the top of Fort Scratchley. With the view of the sea on one side and the city and harbor on the other side, it is still a...More

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love the history & majestic views from this stunning spot. Great place to take your children plenty of room for them to run around and your in walking distance to great coffee spots

Thank Allyjayne71
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit. The last visit to Newcastle was like 30 years ago. One would assume that the place was not opened then.

Thank mirrabooka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort and contents are well preserved and the volunteers present the facts and history in a very engaging fashion. Well done - worth a visit.

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was 90 years old & was so enthusiastic it blew me away! I could have listened to his stories all day! His knowledge of the fort & other war events was second to none. Well worth a visit if your in Newcastle :)...More

Thank Wynter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No admission charge, donation box at entry, great views, and enjoyable looking around, time didn't allow us to do tunnel tour, which was a paid activity

Thank 29Kathie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited around 2pm, the views were amazing. The historical displays of years gone by were interesting. We then did a tour of the tunnels with Carl, his knowledge of the Fort and the guns, cannons and historical facts were both interesting and informative. I...More

Thank Gitti_D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This Fort has been restored and also offers great views over Newcastle. Guided tours are available and the guns fired at set times of the day.

Thank Aussie E
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Jonathan H
can you take a dog on a leash?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Johnlpyle | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so
Hi, Can we visit The Fort on Sunday 1 January 2017 ? And at what time ? Thank you
29 December 2016|
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Response from Woodgee3 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry you can't
do we have to pay to look around
22 September 2015|
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Response from Garry T | Reviewed this property |
The only fee is to have a guided tour of the tunnels, well worth it though. The museum,firing of the gun and other attractions are free. It is a great place to have a picnic lunch with fabulous views of the beach, city and... More