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Fort Scratchley

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

Enjoyed the walk around here. Was there for the gun going off at 1pm. Booked for guided walk under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
golfingkiwi2
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Fascinating place

We had a great guide around the tunnels, who was clearly really passionate about everything that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
katemi01
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“tunnel tour” (98 reviews)
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LOCATION
Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4927 0889
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"tunnel tour"
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"volunteer guides"
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"military history"
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"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"
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"world war"
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"amazing views"
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"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 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the walk around here. Was there for the gun going off at 1pm. Booked for guided walk under the hill. Very informative and was about an hours tour.

Thank golfingkiwi2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great guide around the tunnels, who was clearly really passionate about everything that was fort related. The one hour tour passed really quickly and was really interesting, the gun being fired at 1 was pretty cool too. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.

Thank katemi01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We almost didn’t stop here because we didn’t think it would be worth it but the views alone were amazing! We really enjoyed checking it out. Would have liked to do the tunnel tour. Recommend an hour or so here.

Thank Jesikah C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good educational visit on history of WW2 and the view is fabulous. Check out the cannons and the dug outs. Worth looking at the free movie as soon as you get in. Plently of room for the kids to explore.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those things that you don't want to miss. The fort is perched on the top of the hill and the view alone is worth the visit. Fort Scratchley is rich in history and the guides are only too happy to enrich...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an awesome attraction to have a walk through, especially the guided tunnel tour. The guides had a vast knowledge of the history of this fort. They fire the restored cannons, although we missed this.

Thank MattMonty88
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

While visiting Nobbys Head and Breakwater, we also checked out fort Scratchley. Lots of history here defending against invaders. Very well kept and the staff here were very friendly and informative so that we could maximize our visit. There are placards with photos explaining the...More

Thank JohnN59
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Went to see the advertised gun salute to the HMAS Newcastle as she came thru the harbour heads. The ship was running late so that gave us plenty of time to go on the Tunnel Tour. What an enormous amount of history and "tales to...More

Thank sondrap26
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

this fort is the only one in Australia to fire on an enemy at sea and still has working guns which are fired periodicaly the fort is still maintaned in a good condition and well worth touring also good views over Nobby's beach and the...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Well organised, well maintained and very interesting. Some great explanations of local history and bygone days. Kid friendly and accessible. Surrounding area provides spectacular views. Restaurants and coffee shops nearby. A great place to visit. Bookings essential.

Thank eaglewhiz
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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
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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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