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Address: Nobbys Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2320 , Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 4927 0889
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Newcastle Sights

To get some really fantastic photos of Newcastle and surrounds then Fort Scratchley is a must. Free to enter but a small fee to do the tunnel tour, there is also a museum and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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Newcastle (Thornton) Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

To get some really fantastic photos of Newcastle and surrounds then Fort Scratchley is a must. Free to enter but a small fee to do the tunnel tour, there is also a museum and canteen on site.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This old fort which dates back to the early 1800's has an amazing view over the habour, city and up and down the coast from Stockton Beach and Nobbys to Newcastle Beach. It is well worth a visit and has a very intersting history, the guns fired on a Japanese sub in World War 2.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We went there for a fund raiser it was very interesting I think it worth a visit the view is spectacular

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Definitely worth a visit and take your camera to get some of those views. Also historically very interesting. I had no idea they were defending the Newcastle dockyards during World War 2. Don't mis it

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This Fort is open to public at certain times, we visited during Australia Day, the tour was well worth the time. Volunteers run them, they should be congratulated keeping the history alive. The views are suburb and reenactments were interesting.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Hey everyone, if you are visiting Newcastle, take some time to visit something that sits right in front of us everyday & protected our shores from attack during WW2, Fort Scratchley. being born in Newcastle, i have visited the Fort in the past but have not been to the Fort in many years. I was very impressed with the restoration... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A well preserved 1800's military post and barracks complete with tunnels! The view up and down the coast and inland up the Hunter River are well worth the price of admission. Newly renovated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Having been on our "to do" list for a while, we finally got to tick it off! We spent well over an hour at the Fort including doing the "Tunnels Tour". Entry to the Fort and Museum is free, but the only way to see the "tunnels" is to do the tour, which at $12 an adult, is so worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The history of the fort is really interesting and well worth the visit. The staff are helpful and happy to talk to you about the place, and the views from up top are brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Must see. great views. A lot of history to see. Tour of the tunnel system is great the guides are very knowledgeable. Go see and enjoy the history.

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