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Fort Scratchley

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

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Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley is a must to visit to see how we defended our shoreline Well preserved close to the city and beaches

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fort Scratchley is a must to visit to see how we defended our shoreline Well preserved close to the city and beaches

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was already near the top of the hill as we'd walked up Hunter street, but views and history worth a climb from sea level. Amazing.

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fort Scratchley was very significant in time of war for the protection of Newcastle. Now it is a well presented historic site with dedicated and knowledgeable guides who make the walk through the tunnels and inspection of the guns and quarters underground quite interesting.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did you know Fort Scratchley fired at a Japanese sub in WWII that made it all the way to these shores? Did you know there are hidden tunnels around the Fort for exploring? It's a pretty amazing - and free - place to visit with a lot of history.

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Thank David W
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had our daughters wedding reception at Fort scratchley about 2 yeaqrs ago. They opened up the barricks for predinner drinks and canapes overlooking the harbour. On sunset with a ship coming in was magnificent. The views are stunning from the function room overlooking the beach and baths . The staff and food were amazing

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Scratchley is well preserved with volunteers constantly adding to and improving the exhibits. The Guns and their emplacements are an astonishing reminder of the early defense of our coastline. The tunnel tour is a must do (it's really inexpensive) and you get a very knowledgeable and personable volunteer guide who is well versed in the story of the fort... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people are unaware of the military significance of Fort Scratchley and the part it has played for well over a century. The area holds a museum and the vistas from the hill are outstanding both up and down the coast and inland .

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Thank Chris255325
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views over Newcastle city, harbor and beaches. Packed with history and nostalgia. Tunnel tours available & daily gun salutes. Well worth the visit for locals and tourists alike. Free entry, small fee for tours.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fort was a significant part of my recent trip and I took a great deal of time walking around and exploring. It has been lovingly restored and is in great shape thanks to all the volunteers who have put in a lot of work. I would thoroughly recommend taking this tourist attraction in. Just a note that they have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the area and it happened to be on Straya day. Free entry and a "gun show". What else can you ask for?! A TOUR! Very interesting tunnel tour by these gents. Good for young and old.

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