Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley

Oh boy, I had such a blast at Fort Scratchley! Let me tell you all about it.

First off, the view of the lighthouse is simply breathtaking. Situated high above Nobby’s Beach, the fort offers a panoramic view over the Newcastle area, Stockton, and Stockton Beach, and the Hunter River. It’s truly a sight to behold.

One of the highlights of my visit was watching the 1 pm gunfire. It was incredible to see the cannon being loaded and fired with such precision. I was impressed with the skill and expertise of the staff on site. They really know their stuff and are happy to share their knowledge with visitors.

In fact, we spent a long time exploring the site and learning about its rich history. The staff were incredibly friendly and informative. They took the time to explain the different aspects of the site and related history. We even got to meet Norm, our tour guide for the tunnels tour. He’s a real character, with a great sense of humor and energy that belies his age of 95!

The tunnels tour was definitely a highlight of the visit. It was so fascinating to learn about the history of the fort and how it defended the city during World War II. Norm made the tour both informative and entertaining, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Fort Scratchley.

If you’re worried about parking, don’t be. There’s plenty of parking available on site, and if you have a long vehicle or trailer, you can even park at the bottom on the grass.

The site is easy to navigate, with mostly easy access. There is a bit of walking up small hills involved, but it’s definitely worth it for the views and history. And if you’re visiting with kids, they’ll love the cannons and the chance to explore the tunnels.

Overall, I had a great time at Fort Scratchley and would definitely go back. It’s a great day out for history buffs, families, and anyone who appreciates a good view. So why not head over and check it out for yourself? Who knows, you might even get to meet Norm!

Kind regards,

Can Do Cranes – Crane Hire Newcastle

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