Newcastle Sight & Fort Scratchley

Newcastle is steeped in heritage and culture with historic architecture, a thriving arts scene and a community proud of its past. Enjoy a driving tour around the city including The Lock Up, Customs House, the Convict Lumber Yard, Fort Scratchley Historic Site, Newcastle Museum, Newcastle Ocean Baths and Beach, Christ Church Cathedral, and several historic convict-era buildings. At Fort Scratchley participate in a guided tour undertaken by the Fort Scratchley Historical Society around the Barracks, the underground tunnels and the above ground defence structures. Learn the history of the Fort’s involvement in World War II with the Fort taking its place in the history books as the first and only Australian Fort to return fire on an enemy ship during a time of war. Free time is given at the Newcastle Museum for you to wander the exhibits at their leisure.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History, Culture & History

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $75.99
    Children (12 & under) from $69.99


Don’t forget yoour camera, Newcastle is steeped in heritage and culture with historic architecture.


Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.

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