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Fort Scratchley

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Well informed tour guide

This was a different experience and one that was informative and interesting. The guide was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Natalie P
interesting tour

we have done this tour several times over the years with different grandsons but the last tour we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ph0pkins
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Blackheath, Australia
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a different experience and one that was informative and interesting. The guide was very well informed and personable. The tunnels are easily accessed and clean. The view from most points was spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a stop on a shore excursion. We did not have enough time for a tour and I would recommend a tour for a better overview. The views from the ramparts are outstanding. It was interesting to see the three canon salute when a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 6 days ago

we have done this tour several times over the years with different grandsons but the last tour we done was by far the best very informative about every thing highly recommend this tour

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ph0pkins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my kids and their friends and they loved it, even though we missed the tour. Great views and just a nice peaceful place. If you can be there for the canon firing it's definitely worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rebeccah588
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from Fort Scratchley are wonderful of Newcastle’s coastline and you can see how the Fort protected the area from the Japanese during World War II. It’s great that the Fort has been preserved and it is free to enter.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Australia day and where lucky enough to see canons fired. The tour is well worth the money and the elderly guides have good local knowledge and really enjoy your company. The views are fantastic and very photo friendly

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was free it get in and the views were amazing across Newcastle and the beach. Definitely worth a visit, it’s full of history and we learnt things we didn’t know. You can have a tour, not sure how much it is.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theblondelady
Reviewed 17 February 2019

Excellent experience, tunnel tour excellent value with very knowledgeable guide making the history come alive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B0bBl4ck13
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Not to be missed by anyone visiting Newcastle. The work done by the Fort Scratchley Historical Society to interpret the siteis wonderful. Don't miss a tour of the underground complex of the fort.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 22 January 2019

If you like a bit of nostalgia & info about WW2, Fort Scratchley is a very worth while stop. This war historic Fort showed about the Fort used to defend Newcastle from imminent WW2 dangers. Free to get in and still worth an inspection.

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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