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Fort Scratchley

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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Great place

Good to see a little history as Australia has little as we are so young. Ensure not a wet day as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sean W
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Place to visit while in Newcastle

Fort Scratchley is occupying dominant position in Newcastle. Historical significance doesn't match... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Branimir I
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Newcastle, Australia
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“tunnel tour” (86 reviews)
“big guns” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4927 0889
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good to see a little history as Australia has little as we are so young. Ensure not a wet day as exposed. Able to see how things were. Good views too

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Scratchley is occupying dominant position in Newcastle. Historical significance doesn't match similar castles in Europe but it does offer insight into life of young nation like Modern Australia. It is easy to park nearby, walk around and inspect underground areas including locations of cannons...More

Thank Branimir I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views, interesting historical place. Do the tour the guides are a wealth of information highly recommended

Thank judiclark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting well worth the visit for couples familys or groups .Would definitely go back Highly recommended

Thank Family F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your into ww2 History of the Newcastle NSW area this is the place for you , a great collection of war relics and history of the sinking of the Japanese Submarine that fired on Newcastle Harbour as well as well restored Guns, Cannons and...More

Thank Bigesel1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fort Scratchley on the spur of the moment with friends. We enjoyed the guided tour through the tunnels, and learnt a little more about the historic significance of Fort Scratchley. Well worth a visit for all!

Thank jondoughty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen Fort Scratchely many times and enjoyed it immensely. It tells a surprising story of the military history of Newcastle. The views across the harbour, beaches and city are memorable. The enthusiastic guides make it all the more interesting and entertaining.

Thank Derd1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is an important part of the history of Newcastle and Australia. It has a lot of military memorabilia that, in general, is set out in effective displays. The volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. Children from about 8 years should enjoy the visit even...More

Thank Roy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have never been to this very special location before - built in 1800s to protect against Russian invasion, though also used in WWII. Nice function Centre attached with great ocean and city views - a hidden treasure.

Thank PeterJ2803
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trekked up the hill to the fort after making several detours due to roadworks and closed streets only to find the fort closed! Grrrrr! There was no sign explaining closure or even saying it's closed. I asked one of the road workers who shrugged and...More

1  Thank Peskypossum
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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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