History buff or not, you’d be intrigued to know that Fort Scratchley fired on an invading naval vessel on June 8, 1942 and the fort itself has more than a century of history to boast.
This famous coastal defence and fortification has been turned into a museum. Children below four years old can join the guided tours for free. Kids from 4-14 will have to pay $6.50 while adults pay $12.50 if they wish to participate in the tours. They are scheduled six days a week (it is closed on Tuesdays) from 10am to 4pm.
People visit the fort for varying reasons – some use the grounds for recreation, picnic, or kite flying. Enthusiastic whale watchers also hang around this place during the winter. Discerning locals come here for the stunning view of the ocean and the grand cityscapes.
Open 10am – 4pm – 6 days (closed Tuesday) – 49293066 1-3 Nobby’s Road, Newcastle East NSW 2300