Fort Scratchley, with its commanding position on the eastern end of Newcastle guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point and is worth a visit for the views alone.
It is surprising that many people who live in the region have never been to the fort, which it is one of the city’s standout landmarks.
Overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the fortress boasts panoramic ocean, coastline, harbour and city views. The site has seen a wide range of human activities over the centuries. Today, guided tours bring the fascinating history of this national treasure to life…
Pictured above: Rod Davies, Publicity Officer pictured with the 6 inch disappearing gun.
Story Marilyn Collins. Photography Emily Davies.