Historic Sites • Military Bases & Facilities
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- This fort in its present state is relatively new. It also has historical significance for it fired 4 rounds at a Japanese submarine during WW2. The displays are well documented and hold lots of memorable items. Well worth a visit whilst in Newcastle.Written 21 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great place (and busy) to take a stroll- enjoy the sea air, the local birdlife and the sound of crashing waves. Walk is concrete and flat- accessible to all.Written 9 April 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The coastal path passes here if walking from Nobbys to Merewether. Worth stopping to check out the gun emplacement and the gunners quarters which are still present (no entry).Written 23 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A great place to get out of the weather, if it's raining or too hot.
There's not really much to see here, apart from the old historical building. If you want a picnic area out of the sun, this would probably be OK.
While you are here have a walk around Foreshore Park and look and the lake and sculpture. The walk along the harbor front is nice and if you are feeling energetic, walk out on the break wall to Nobby's Headland.Written 20 August 2017
- The Obelisk is a historical monument situated on top of the tallest hill in downtown Newcastle. It is the site of the first water reservoir for reticulation to the city. It's a bit of a stiff climb from the CBD but the views across the city and out to sea are excellent. Signage could be improved and not a lot of seating or shade.Written 31 January 2023
- After a fantastic dinner at Scratchleys it was great to be able to take a walk along the harbour foreshore. While most of the wharves are now gone from the area there are historical markers letting you know about the areas working port past. Well maintained and very well lit for a night time walk.Written 12 July 2020
- Location for this is close to the CBD and easy to get to. Parking available all along the street and nice gardens around. A peaceful place and good spot to reflect and give thanksWritten 7 October 2020
- Walked past this not really noticing anything off hand. Curious though what the artwork was about.
Taking a look around didn't really produce much to learn / read although the designs were somewhat interesting.Written 1 January 2018
- A great space and so wonderful theyve kept the historic items from the station.
Markets Saturdays are great. Lots of craft and sweet gifts as well as van/street food and great easy entertainment.Written 27 February 2021
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