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Fort Scratchley

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

A good historical trip, liked reading the plaques. Grounds were looked after. Staff amazingly didnt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chantal H
Sydney, Australia
via mobile

I am a wedding celebrant and did a beautiful wedding there recently, beautiful venue with gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good historical trip, liked reading the plaques. Grounds were looked after. Staff amazingly didnt even say hi when you saw them. So many road works going on it took forever to get there.

Thank Chantal H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a wedding celebrant and did a beautiful wedding there recently, beautiful venue with gorgeous views over Newcastle.

Thank hello465
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Place to visit it is a very interesting area and the views from there are just brilliant and learn about the history

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort scratchley sits at the forefront of Newcastle, perched high on a cliff, with commanding views out to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. It's great to do a tour so see the workings of war personal who kept watch and support to the coastline. It's...More

Thank cassandra1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the only Fort in Australia which fired on a Japanese enemy warship in World War 2 is a must. To walk through the underground tunnels, view the restored cannon and see how the cannon balls were stored and delivered to the cannon is a...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour just walking around the higher parts of the fort. Lucky enough to see whales swimming by as well. Great views over the harbour, city and the coastline. We did not partake in the tunnels tour this time but had done...More

Thank timbo144
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fort is closed on Tuesdays. It's free to get in six days a week but you can pay to do the tour. At 1pm some days they fire the cannon. If you enjoy looking around you can leave a donation in the box at...More

Thank Enjoy_the_breeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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