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This is history at its best. Come look at tunnels dug to protect us from the Japanese many years ago when their submarines were firing on out land. It’s a great place. And when cruise ship come in the cannons get fired.
On the very tip of Nobby’s headland is Fort Scratchley. Tours here run every day except Tuesdays 10am-4pm. Learn all about Newcastle’s wartime history. Great views and we hear it is a great tour.
20 min drive, old WW2 fort built to protect the port of Newcastle. Take tours of the tunnels and if you time it right see the big guns go off
A must visit if you're looking to soak in a little history on your stay in Newcastle. A bonus are the stunning 360 views of Newcastle.
Built in 1882 to defend Newcastle against a possible attack. Now a museum and a popular venue for weddings & private functions. Stunning views.
Built in 1882 as a former coastal defence installation to defend Newcastle against a possible Russian attack, Fort Scratchley is now a museum. It is located in Newcastle East, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia. The Fort’s guns were not fired in anger until 8 June 1942 during the…
Fort Scratchley is a Newcastle icon holding a stunning advantage point over the harbour and sea. The site is one 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. Today, the Fort is a historical museum,…
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“Nobbys Lighthouse is an active lighthouse established on Nobbys Head in Newcastle in 1854 to guide vessels into the Hunter River. It was an open coal fire that was only seen for several kilometres. The small tower is surrounded by three cottages which are significant as a record of the defence of Newcastle as it provided accommodation for defence staff during WWII (1942). In addition they are significant in their continued association with the signal station until 2001. Nobbys Head, is a prominent physical landmark with the Nobbys Breakwall providing a popular spot for visitor recreation. Spectacular views and a Great Wall along the break wall. ”
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“It's a bit of a walk with a beautiful view and a swim at the end! Best time is low tide and just before beer o'clock. Could incorporate along the bathers way if you're really keen...”
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