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Fort Scratchley

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Address: Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4927 0889
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10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 16:00

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Nice place to visit

Great views of Newcastle and surrounding areas. So much history inside the buildings. Very informative and educational , a must see for everyone at some point in time. At 1pm each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Shirley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views of Newcastle and surrounding areas. So much history inside the buildings. Very informative and educational , a must see for everyone at some point in time. At 1pm each day canons are fired, it's a good experience to see that and understand the reason behind it.

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Thank Shirley B
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic and informative tour about one of the gun placements on our coast ( and there are many, some overgrown in bush and some radar stations too). I wont say too much (spoilers) but if you like your history you will love this. The guns fire everyday at 1pm.

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Thank RLNR
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As our visit was a little time restricted we were not able to take the guided tour, but did find the site well signed with quite a lot of information provided at various areas around the fort. Several rooms were open for viewing with interesting displays, and the war action was well described. We found only one area of the... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having had been to the site for a free wander previously this time my son and I took the 60 minute tunnel tour. Throughout this fascinating tour Frank, our informative octogenarian guide, taught us a great deal about Newcastle's history, the origin of the Fort, and the City's brush with the Japanese in WW2. Great tour though perhaps not suitable... More 

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Arncliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited fort in January 2017 . Pleasantly surprised by the knowledgeable , friendly staff . Most were retirees , especially the tour guides . Well done guys . You made it fun and interesting , especially with your spicy side servings of facts and occurences . Everyone should come and see .

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Thank Jadedrooster66
St Leonards, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting look at this very well preserved fortress over looking the city of Newcastle and defending the mouth to the Hunter River. Tour guides are very good providing a very informative description of a bygone era.

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Thank Mal B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps of fun. Great scenic location. The guided tours show off the behind the scenes and conveys lots of interesting facts.

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Thank Wayne T
Shepparton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not sure what to expect from the fort as had not heard of it before... It was so very interesting the staff were very informative and passionate about what they are doing. After having a look around ourselves The guided Tunnel Tour is well worth the cost - its such a credit to the volunteers, we were also able... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well preserved part of fascinating Newcastle History and it is FREE! The Gun displays are great and volunteers are very helpful looking forward to seeing the Gun Fire and Tunnel Tour (not free) next week!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely 360 degree views of Newcastle, so worth the visit just for this reason. The staff were entertaining and informative and only served to enhance the visit. Exhibitions were very interesting. Go on a beautiful sunny day and you won't be disappointed!

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