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Fort Scratchley

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Address: Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4927 0889
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:00

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Visited fort in January 2017 . Pleasantly surprised by the knowledgeable , friendly staff . Most were retirees , especially the tour guides . Well done guys . You made it fun and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jadedrooster66
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Arncliffe, Australia
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Arncliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited fort in January 2017 . Pleasantly surprised by the knowledgeable , friendly staff . Most were retirees , especially the tour guides . Well done guys . You made it fun and interesting , especially with your spicy side servings of facts and occurences . Everyone should come and see .

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St Leonards, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting look at this very well preserved fortress over looking the city of Newcastle and defending the mouth to the Hunter River. Tour guides are very good providing a very informative description of a bygone era.

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Thank Mal B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Heaps of fun. Great scenic location. The guided tours show off the behind the scenes and conveys lots of interesting facts.

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Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was not sure what to expect from the fort as had not heard of it before... It was so very interesting the staff were very informative and passionate about what they are doing. After having a look around ourselves The guided Tunnel Tour is well worth the cost - its such a credit to the volunteers, we were also able... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well preserved part of fascinating Newcastle History and it is FREE! The Gun displays are great and volunteers are very helpful looking forward to seeing the Gun Fire and Tunnel Tour (not free) next week!

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Thank glfarrellptyltd
Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely 360 degree views of Newcastle, so worth the visit just for this reason. The staff were entertaining and informative and only served to enhance the visit. Exhibitions were very interesting. Go on a beautiful sunny day and you won't be disappointed!

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Thank madetodance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love forts and it's a beautiful one overlooking the Newcastle beach . They have a guided tour which I missed as we were late , don't miss that as they take you inside the fort through secret routes .

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Thank meenakshi b
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the fort is at a good spot with beautiful ocean views. We went esp for the fire canon show which takes place at 1 pm daily. Overall a good spot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fort Scratchley, saw the firing of the cannon and went on the tunnel walk. it was all good and worth a visit. The main issue is that the tunnel walk should be completed in about 30 but the guide took one hour and 40 minutes to take us through the tunnels. Although he was a very nice person... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super views over Newcastle and surrounds. Buildings, grounds and displays were well maintained. Our walk around took about 30minutes and we stayed for canon fire at 1pm (worth trying to time your visit for this). Volunteer staff were friendly and more than happy to help. We did the tunnel tour which cost us $40 for our family of 4. It... More 

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