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Fort Scratchley

Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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History galore.

This historical forty is one of newcastle absolute gems. Rich in history and animated guess bayou... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maitland, Australia
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On top of the world.

If you love your war history then fort scatchley won't disappoint. Its interesting and informative... read more

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

This historical forty is one of newcastle absolute gems. Rich in history and animated guess bayou to answer any and all questions. Brilliant for children.

Thank jessicacooke1993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love your war history then fort scatchley won't disappoint. Its interesting and informative. I highly recommend a guided tour . Children should take a moment to learn about the history of this fort. It's reasonably suitable for people with disabilities with all toilet...More

Thank Kellbells4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is surprising to take a walk through Fort Scratchley and imagine what it must have been like for the soldiers in WW2. A remarkably well preserved piece of history that is well worth the visit if you ever come to Newcastle

Thank Chris_7065
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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

Thank hello465
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 8 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 2 July 2017 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 1 July 2017 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
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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 Woodgee3 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry you can't