Fort Scratchley is the only Australian fort to have ever engaged with a marine military attack, fending off a Japanese submarine during World War Two. Originally built by the British during the Crimean War in the 19th century to protect against a feared Russian invasion, the fort is now a fascinating museum, with an amazing labyrinth of tunnels beneath it that make a guided tour a must. Open all week except Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm.

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