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Fort Scratchley

41 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Callan
Callan
December 05, 2018
This is the site of an old fort originally built in the early 1800s and is the only fort in Australia to have fired its guns at the Japanese during WWII. It's a nice historical spot that kids will love but there is also a great view of the harbour and city from the lawns.
Sarah
Sarah
October 11, 2018
Fort Scratchley was a former coastal defence installation and is now a museum. It was built in 1882 to defend the city against a possible Russian attack
Ange
Ange
November 11, 2018
Unique to the East Coast....very interesting... Tours available..
“Lisa’s Airbnb” Wallsend
“Lisa’s Airbnb” Wallsend
August 30, 2019
This is history at its best. Come look at tunnels dug to protect us from the Japanese many years ago when their submarines were firing on out land. It’s a great place. And when cruise ship come in the cannons get fired.
Rachel
Rachel
August 22, 2018
A little taste of Novocastrian history
Jane
Jane
October 10, 2018
Historical tunnels and a fabulous view
Sarah
Sarah
November 10, 2019
Built in 1882 to defend Newcastle against a possible attack. Now a museum and a popular venue for weddings & private functions. Stunning views.

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Location
Newcastle East, New South Wales 2300
Phone(02) 4974 5033
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens in 10 minutes