Fort Scratchley, perched atop a hill overlooking the picturesque Newcastle Harbour, is a historic site that offers visitors a fascinating journey through time. This heritage-listed fort, built in the mid-19th century, once served as a coastal defense against potential threats and played a crucial role during World War II.

Attractions at Fort Scratchley:

Fort Scratchley

  • Museum: Explore the museum, which features exhibitions on military history, including artifacts and interactive displays.
  • Guided Tours: Knowledgeable guides lead tours, sharing captivating stories about the fort’s history and its significance in defending Newcastle.
  • Coastal Views: Enjoy panoramic views of Newcastle Harbour, Nobbys Beach, and the city skyline.
  • Cannons and Tunnels: Discover the historic cannons and underground tunnels used in the fort’s defense.

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