Fort Scratchley, Newcastle

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Historical Tour · Military Facility
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A large collection of guns, cannons, and military objects awaits you at Fort Scratchley. Set high on a hilltop overlooking the ocean and the harbor, the fort provides a 360-degree view of the city of Newcastle, its beaches, and the harbor. The guns here fired at Japanese submarines in World War II make it the only fort in Australia to fire a shot in aggression. Take the guided tour to learn more about it. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Scratchley and many more Newcastle attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Newcastle trip maker.
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  • We visited Fort Scratchley on a recent visit to Newcastle. This is very well preserved and presented military heritage site and museum on the coastline near the headland. The views across the... 
    We visited Fort Scratchley on a recent visit to Newcastle. This is very well preserved and presented military heritage site and museum on the coastline near the headland. The views across the...  more »
  • Took my father and husband here for a tour on Fathers day and they loved it. Very informative and interesting. Would definitely recommend it. 
    Took my father and husband here for a tour on Fathers day and they loved it. Very informative and interesting. Would definitely recommend it.  more »
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  • It’s amazing how this place is kept promptly and engaged by volunteer veterans. Fort is free to access, the tunnel tour is guided and need a paid ticket. Several museum rooms depicting the old ways of working is free to view. You will get a map by the gate that will help with the tour. -> there is gun firing session every day by 1pm. It’s a traditional practice that aligns with customs house time ball. A must visit in Newcastle
  • Had a great time here with the kids. Tours and info run by great people. So much history and amazing views all round. Will be beck for sure.

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