Visit the Fort


Tunnel into 200 years of history. Enjoy the amazing view.

Fort Scratchley occupies a commanding position guarding the entrance to the Hunter River, arguably one of Newcastle's most spectacular vantage points.

Please note: Due to civil construction work in the area, Fort Scratchley can currently only be accessed by travelling along Scott Street, turning left into Telford Street then right into Stevenson Place, and waiting for traffic control to assist to access the Fort Scratchley driveway. For more information and updates regarding changes to traffic flow in the area, please see:

Find Us

Fort Scratchley is located in Newcastle East and has spectacular views over Nobbys Beach and the Hunter River.

Opening Hours

The Fort Scratchley Historic Site is open six days a week, 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays). General admission to Fort Scratchley is free.

Fort Map

Discover the historic buildings and installations at Fort Scratchley with our helpful map.


Fort Scratchley Historic Site can be accessed by people with a range of mobility issues but it should be noted that there is uneven ground on site.

Artillery Store

We offer a range of Fort Scratchley souvenirs from our Artillery Store on location.

Time Gun Firings

Due to operations concerns, the daily 1pm time gun at Fort Scratchley will not be fired until further advised. We apologise to visitors for any inconvenience.