Fort Scratchley Historic Site

Fort Scratchley is a Newcastle icon – holding a stunning vantage point over the harbour and sea. The site of the city’s first commercial coal mine, the Fort you see today was built in the 1880s. The only time its guns were fired was during World War II, at a Japanese submarine that attacked the city. Today, the Fort is a historical museum, and its narrow, underground tunnels are fascinating to explore. This is a must-do for visitors of all ages.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet