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Fort Scratchley

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Excellent experience, tunnel tour excellent value with very knowledgeable guide making the history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle, Australia
Fort Scratchley is almost certainly the most significant military historic site in Australia

Not to be missed by anyone visiting Newcastle. The work done by the Fort Scratchley Historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David B
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B0bBl4ck13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Glenn919
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 17 January 2019 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 16 January 2019

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 15 January 2019

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 7 January 2019 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 6 January 2019 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 5 January 2019

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
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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
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!