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Fort Scratchley

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Found this attraction very interesting and the volunteer and X and service personnel very very... read more

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On a pouring rain day in Newcastle there isn't much to do so we took a chance on Fort Scratchley... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Southern Queensland, Australia
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Reviewed yesterday

Found this attraction very interesting and the volunteer and X and service personnel very very helpful and informative. A great attraction and fantastic views of Newcastle and a wonderful 2 hours there.ENTRY IS FREE BUT CAN LEAVE A DONATION.

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a pouring rain day in Newcastle there isn't much to do so we took a chance on Fort Scratchley. We spent a wonderful few hours in the dry with a knowledgeable tour guide and learnt a lot along the way. Well worth visiting even...More

Thank jadecals
Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this by mistake , en route elsewhere, and in rain but are very pleased we did as it is very good, great views, and fascinating educational info re WW2 japanese sub attack, and coal industry.

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place great tour of our history. Lovely views. You get to hear the cannons firing! Highly reccomended!

Thank bombergirlcorinne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best, most informative and professional volunteer guide ever. If you don’t take the tour you will miss a lot. And make sure you stay for the one O clock cannon firing done each day .

Thank holden4100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any visit to Newcastle should include a trip to Fort Scratchley, firstly for the spectacular panoramic views across Newcastle city, the Hunter River and the local coastline. The site is significant for its history, from pre-European times to the early days of Newcastle as a...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must stop while in Newcastle. Free unless doing the tour. Well maintained. Amazing views out over the ocean. Great history. We sat for ages looking out at the tugs bringing in a container ship into the harbour. Was very windy so take a jacket.

Thank winnie171978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in Newcastle you need to visit the Fort, it's an interesting walk for those interested in Australia's Military history, although most of the doors are barred and not accessible to the public. You can walk down to the beach from the Fort, and to...More

Thank Happy_Trav_Eller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently did a tour of Fort Scratchley and it's tunnels - what a great piece of Newcastle's history - I learn't to much on my visit and the guide who was a volunteer was fantastic!

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little dubious but geez I am glad we went, and especially glad that we did the paid tour! The knowledge that the volunteers have is amazing and they do an incredible job. I learned so much and didn't once lose interest...before we...More

Thank CharlieGirlAU
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Andrea L
15 July 2018|
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Response from Louise Danielle S | Reviewed this property |
Yes the entry cost was around about what the other reviews have said $12 and worth every cent,,,,, a Great find in Newcastle run by passionate well informed volunteers
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!