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Fort Scratchley

Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Doing our tourist bit

This was on our friends list of places for us to see while in the area. And it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christine A
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Australind, Australia
Amazing & Interesting place.

We havent been here for many years and had a wonderful time at the Fort. I love the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol W
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“tunnel tour” (95 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION
Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4927 0889
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"tunnel tour"
in 95 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 13 reviews
"military history"
in 22 reviews
"historical place"
in 9 reviews
"interesting history"
in 23 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"above ground"
in 7 reviews
"small fee"
in 13 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 11 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"world war"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views"
in 21 reviews
"newcastle harbour"
in 13 reviews
"free entry"
in 13 reviews
"hunter river"
in 10 reviews
"visiting newcastle"
in 17 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was on our friends list of places for us to see while in the area. And it wasn't disappointing. I learnt some more about our countries' history. As well, we where there when they fired the canon. Which I must admit was cool. But...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We havent been here for many years and had a wonderful time at the Fort. I love the history of the place, but has a sad side to it War The fire of the Guns are great too but load. Hands over ears. As we...More

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Fort Scratchley on a city highlights tour. Lot of History and great views of the coast and the surrounding city

Thank montclaire5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical fort. Great to wander around. Volunteer staff are there to assist and answer questions. Fabulous view of the city!

Thank Newytraveller53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit. Our 91 year old tour guide was a wealth of information about Australia's history that most are unaware of. Beautiful views from the headland out to the harbour. The restoration of the fort is commendable and all who work there are...More

Thank Louise Danielle S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Scratchley was built in 1882 for defense of any enemy, especially the Russians. It was built near the ocean to see the enemy and take care of them. Now we can visit the fort for free with a self-guided tour. There were many buildings....More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here expecting to stay an hour but it ended up heaps longer. We did the tunnel tour and it was well worth it. Our guide Norm is one on Newcastle's treasures but all the volunteers are to be applauded for their attitude and...More

Thank Cheryl M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The free exhibits and buildings provide a good interesting of the history of the fort and how life would have been during the timeline. We didn't do the cave tour as it went for 1.5 hours but not a lot of detail on what you...More

Thank Glen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guides were very informative.. the place was full of history and spectacular views... My husband and I did the tunnel tours and were amazed and what’s down there.. the phone number you can call for information wasn’t that helpful informing us of incorrect tour...More

Thank Dee P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tour of this fort was one of the highlights of our trip to NSW. The fort is great, all the staff are excellent, but special praise to Norman Bowes who was our guide for our visit. He is indeed a character and passionate about...More

Thank rsitch12
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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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abboudmadeleine36
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.
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