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Fort Scratchley

Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4927 0889
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Fabulous view

Take the car to the top of this unique fort, the view is glorious, even on a winters day. Much... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
toowelltravelled64
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Perth, Australia
Great location and very interesting

Came here for a business meeting followed by a walk through of the fort. Very interesting and lots... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bob E
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Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4927 0889
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"tunnel tour"
in 96 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 13 reviews
"military history"
in 22 reviews
"historical place"
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"interesting history"
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"piece of history"
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"above ground"
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"small fee"
in 13 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"world war"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views"
in 21 reviews
"newcastle harbour"
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"free entry"
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"hunter river"
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"visiting newcastle"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the car to the top of this unique fort, the view is glorious, even on a winters day. Much history here.

Thank toowelltravelled64
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a business meeting followed by a walk through of the fort. Very interesting and lots of history with a number of facts I never knew before. The staff/volunteers are all characters and make the tours fun and interesting. Well worth a visit

Thank Bob E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyable tour if you are a history buff. The museum is well curated and has quite a lot in it for a visit, and the tour is worthwhile if you are interested in that sort of thing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is free to walk up and around the Fort but if you want to tour the tunnels it's not that expensive. The guns are fired on special occasions ie Anzac Day and there is always volunteers working there who are very informative and quite...More

Thank Colmich
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked near by the car park. Went up to the place. It is up at the hills. Super nice view. Oversee the main beach. You cant entered the fortress and it is locked. It is a must to visit if you visit Newcastle

Thank mitchellesing101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Fort Scratchley on a recent cruise visit to newcastle, NSW. This interesting old fortress saw action during both World Wars, but it was built to defend the harbour in the late 1800s. There are volunteer guides who are very enthusiastic but you...More

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great couple of hours spent examine the history of this old fort. Scary to think the Japanese sub almost caused major problems during the second world war... lucky their shells were stuffed! We really enjoyed the views as well. It’s free to get in...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Very interesting history that is easy to walk around and the views are fantastic. Guided tours are available.

Thank D C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

It was pouring with rain the day we visited and what a place to get caught in the rain. The history was so interesting and it was very clean the people were friendly and the views were amazing. No charge only donation which is pretty...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It is interesting to see the architecture from a fortification in this part of the world from several hundred years ago.

Thank Mary Anne C
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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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