A Day Out at the Historic Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley in Newcastle East, once ago a coastal defence installation, is now an exciting interactive museum perfect for a stimulating and fun family day out. Set high up on a hilltop overlooking the ocean and harbour, experience a gorgeous 360 view as you learn and enjoy a rich historical setting. Welcoming all visitors during opening hours 10am to 4pm (closed Tuesdays) for guided tours as well as exploring the beautiful historic ground sites as you please.

Fort Scratchley and many other great attractions are not far from our Best Western Hunter Gateway Hunter Valley Family Accommodation, located in Rutherford. We provide our guests comfortable and modern accommodation as well as friendly staff to ensure you a pleasurable getaway within a stone’s throw away of Fort Scratchley and the Hunter Valley wineries and vineyards. Our Family Hotel Rutherford welcomes all kinds of travellers, and is perfect for couples and families with kids.

Choose from our luxurious King, Queen, and Family rooms that are all well-furnished and self contained. Spend an afternoon having a refreshing swim in our inviting outdoor swimming pool. Dine exclusively at our onsite MeBar restaurant, featuring a mouth watering seasonal menu sure to satisfy. Stay connected with our high speed WiFi internet access in every room. If you’re arriving by car we offer free parking for all of our guests at our Maitland Accommodation here in the Hunter Valley. Make the most of Hunter Valley’s stunning views and attractions and be sure to enjoy a satisfying stay with us at the same time.

Image Source : Fort Scratchley

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