Fort Scratchley by night under lights
painting of Scratchley from the sea, as painted by Botanist James Scott

Tunnel into 200 years of history

Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point and is worth the visit for the view alone. Overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the Fortress boasts panoramic ocean, coastline, harbour and city views. The site has seen a wide range of human activities over the centuries. A guided tour brings the fascinating history of this national treasure to life.

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GUIDED TOURS / Six days a week- 10am to 4pm
Join us for a guided tour of Fort Scratchley. The Fort is open six days a week, closed Tuesdays. For more information and bookings see tour information.


Our experienced & professional staff will work closely with you to ensure that your wedding is everything you imagine it to be.
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Fort Scratchley houses a state of the art Multipurpose Centre with first class facilities and can cater for smaller functions in the old Barracks.
Conference room