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Fort Scratchley

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

Lots of good historical information and very well presented. Leave yourself a couple of hours if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elaine S
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Melbourne, Australia
Great free site to visit + views

When visiting Newcastle, it is a great place to visit and child friendly. Very historical site in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
weLEFT
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 2 days ago

Lots of good historical information and very well presented. Leave yourself a couple of hours if you like reading the history

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 6 days ago

When visiting Newcastle, it is a great place to visit and child friendly. Very historical site in Australian WWII history and fantastic views. We saw whales out in the sea while we were here. There is a fee for tours if you want to go...More

Thank weLEFT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a big fan of military history I really enjoyed this place. The view from the top is awesome, just worth visiting for that alone. We paid to do a tunnel tour and while the tour itself was very interesting our guide was a bit...More

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Scratchley is certainly an interesting place to visit but is in need of refurbishment. Interesting history.

Thank julieparmar1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise that Newcastle has its hidden historical gems! I have been there 20 years ago but only to visit a family friend studying at the Uni there. This time I came prepared with the assistance of TripAdvisor - what would be interesting and...More

Thank Shenad18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful trip to this elevated/by the seaside location in Newcastle. The entry is free. The presentation rooms are interesting. You can book for a tour ( duration over 1 hour) in the tunnels should you choose. Every day at 1pm, a little canon is...More

Thank KimbaMum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Newcastle is not complete without visiting Fort Scratchley including the Tunnel Tours. Do yourself a favour and educate yourself.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views, worth the tour the volunteers are very insightful and really lovely. Be there at around 1 to hear the cannons being fired.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here before and really enjoyed the guided tour in the tunnels. This time I didn't do the tour because it has to be booked but the rest of the fort is open to see and it is free. Donations are welcome to...More

Thank shezzycat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Fort is a must...walk the tunnels - learn from the experts how Newcastle has been kept safe....great place for a function....fantastic views of the Harbour & City.....make sure if you are visiting Newcastle or even if you are a Novocastrian you...More

Thank Pat J
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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
13 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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