Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Newcastle
About Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Newcastle
Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Newcastle - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Fort Scratchley Historic Site , Nobbys Road, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia
Phone: +61- 249293066
Ticket Price: 15 AUD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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To avoid any surprise attack from the Russians during the Crimean War, the Australians built a series of forts along the shoreline. One such military fort was Fort Scratchley, which never actually fired a shot in until 1942 during a forgotten confrontation during WWII, when a Japanese submarine surfaced and opened fire on the city. The Australians retaliated and within 4 rounds, there wasn’t a submarine to speak off. The fort was occupied by the Australian Army till 1972 after which it was declared a historic site.
Fort Scratchley Historic Site Ticket Prices
- Adults- $15 (Full Site), $ 12 (Tunnels only)
- Children 4-14 years (<4 yrs Free)- $7.50 (Full Site), $ 6 (Tunnels only)
- Family (2 adults/2 children)- $37.50 (Full Site), $ 30 (Tunnels only)
- Concession- $8 (Full Site), $7 (Tunnels only)
Fort Scratchley Historic Site Opening and Closing Hours
- Last tour is at 2:30 PM.
Restaurants Near Fort Scratchley Historic Site
- BWP Queens Wharf (Australian cuisine)
- Scottie's (seafood recommended)
- Jonah's On The Beach (Australian cuisine)
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we were lucky enough to be shown around this fascinating historical site by the curator. For a council run historical site that is FREE it packs an amazing amount of history into a small site! The exhibits are a great mix of personal stories, artifacts donated by locals, and broader historical context. Leave them a donation so they can do more fine work! We also took the hour long tunnel tour which was a bargain at $12. There are amazing views from the top & if guns are your thing they fire one at 1pm (13:00) ever day that they are open!
We had a great BHP reunion with a smorgasbord lunch. The fort is an import historical building in Newcastle and well worth a visit.
Great place to visit! Very interesting and informative!
Old ww2 gun emplacement now a war museum. Good for tourists and free
It's a free entry fee Fort. It's a nice place to know some history of Newcastle defense. Good place to watch dolphins and whales too!
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