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Fort Scratchley occupies a commanding position guarding the entrance to the Hunter River, arguably one of Newcastle's most spectacular vantage points.
Newcastle is located two hours north of Sydney and is a picturesque city with many tourist sites.
Fort Scratchley can be found off Nobbys Road, Newcastle East, right near the iconic Nobbys headland.
There is public parking onsite and a dedicated functions and events car park.
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Fort Scratchley is open six days per week, 10am to 4pm. The Fort is closed on Tuesdays.
General admission to Fort Scratchley is free.
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Guided tours are led by passionate Fort Scratchley Historical Society volunteers with a wealth of knowledge about the site.
Tunnel Tours are available and provides unique insight into the history of the site.
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Did you know you could hire Fort Scratchley for functions and events? Can you imagine saying "I do" overlooking the ocean and then celebrating with your family and friends with delicious food and drinks at the purpose-built function centre on site? Or perhaps you're looking for a unique location for your work Christmas party, or a special space to celebrate a school formal. Whatever the occasion, contact our friendly events team to talk about what's possible.
The Tunnel Tour provides unique insight into the history of the site.
Individuals, families and groups of LESS than 12 people can purchase tickets at the Fort Scratchley shop.
City of Newcastle acknowledges that we operate on the grounds of the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are the proud survivors of more than two hundred years of dispossession.
CN reiterates its commitment to address disadvantages and attain justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.