Customs House Hotel
The shaded courtyard is a great spot for an afternoon bevvy; inside the bar is all polished floorboards, low-lying banquettes and...
Locals love this laid-back place for its fish and chips, burgers and old-fashioned milkshakes. Takeaway or eat in at one of the rickety...
Lonely Planet review
Originally constructed during the Crimean War to protect the city from possible invasion, this recently restored fort, perched high above Newcastle Harbour, was one of the few gun installations in Australia to fire in anger during WWII. On 8 June 1942, a Japanese submarine suddenly surfaced, raining shells on the city. Fort Scratchley returned fire, eliminating the threat after just four rounds. Learn all about it on a guided tour.