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“Excellent tours of historical site”
Review of Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley
Ranked #4 of 85 things to do in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 12, 2013

The fort was well maintained, had wonderful views, and the staff were all very interested to tell you anything you wanted to know. Went on the tunnel tour - very informative - went for over 1.5 hours, much longer than the advertised 45 minutes - was full of great information and enthusiasm. Had a really nice time visiting the fort!

Thank wattostudios
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I visited this fort and did the tour. The tour was done by a kranky old man that was more interested in complaing about the politics of running such a place than to tell us interesting facts about the place. I enjoyed going deep down into the fort and the awesome views at the top.. Obviously like all tours they can be hit and miss. I would suggest going here.

Thank HUSSMAN1980
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Experience the past by checking out the fortress that protected Newcastle during the great wars and early settlements days. Guarding the city and harbour from one of the most picturesque lookouts of the city and beaches.

Thank Gemlister
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fort Scratchley is an unknown landmark of the Newcastle area. The views from here are amazing, with terrific photo opportunities. For the more adventuresome the tour of the tunnels is both a history lesson and an adventure. Who would have thought this amazing landmark is so close to a major city. Next time your in Newcastle drop in and don' t forget to collect a map of all the amazing things to see and do in Newcastle not just beaches.

Thank CanberraMac
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visiting family in Newcastle, they took us to Fort Scratchley for the morning. I guess we spent an overall of about one and half hours here. The views are super and the tour really interesting. So much history here and would recommend everyone puts it on the itinerary when visiting.

Thank Amanda L
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