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Fort Scratchley

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

Learn about Fort Scratchley where you can take a tunnel and site tour lead by a volunteer. Learn... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helen O
Newcastle, Australia

we were visiting Newcastle for the first time and our hotel was just up the road from Fort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
josie f
Marsfield, Australia
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Learn about Fort Scratchley where you can take a tunnel and site tour lead by a volunteer. Learn about the Japanese attack on Newcastle. Fascinating learning a little more about the war and the brave men and women who fought to defend Newcastle.

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were visiting Newcastle for the first time and our hotel was just up the road from Fort Scratchley. It has lots of memorabilia very interesting and the fort is kept really well it was a pleasure walking the grounds and the views are amazing....More

Thank josie f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By looking around this establishment and talking to others this is a must see and you can get an appreciation of the need for such establishments

Thank Norm D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of Newcastle history with great views. Worth doing the guided tour inside the fort. Great whale watching during June and July and October.

Thank BarryH1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Back in Newcastle visiting family and wanted to visit the Fort Whilst having been there many times before I always leave feeling impressed The place and grounds are so well kept the historic displays are brilliant with heaps of original authentic art if Acts from...More

Thank poppy1166
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moderately interesting early 20th century fort, which actually saw action on WWll (against a Jap sub). Free to enter so worth an hour, and great views of Newcastle from the top.

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to hear about Newcastle war and maratime history. Make sure you try and time your visit to witness the midday gun - my boys loved it

Thank graemegawron
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Fort Scratchley is a must see for visitors to Newcastle. It offers valuable insights into the city's maritime history and fantastic views over the city and ocean.

Thank PRG1956
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Recently visited Fort Scratchley and found it to be a great visit. With the best views in Newcastle and a wonderful history - it is not a big place but great to visit and a must see when visiting Newcastle. With fabulous views up and...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This was so amazing! Not only was it interesting to read about the history, but it was amazing to walk through the structure itself and appreciate it!

Thank ashleighc826
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Questions & Answers
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.
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!
29 December 2016|
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Response from Bigesel1957 | Reviewed this property |
Fort Scratchley is open six days a week, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays). General admission to Fort Scratchley is free.