Newcastle East
New South Wales

Harper Property Agents is a thriving real estate agency, property management and strata firm that’s bringing a fresh approach to the Newcastle property market. We’ve taken off our ties, discarded the stuffy suits, and thrown away old-world ways of thinking in favour of an energetic new approach that keeps pace with the challenges of the fast-moving modern market. Our passionate group of real estate professionals are highly trained in cutting-edge sales strategies and negotiation techniques, and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to secure the best possible deal for all our clients. We’ll move mountains to help you achieve your lifestyle aspirations or investment goals, but that doesn’t mean we’ll tell you tall tales just to win your business. We’re much more interested in delivering real-world results and building long-term relationships based on trust, open communication and transparency.


Newcastle East is home to two of Newcastle’s beaches, Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Beach, both of which have surf lifesaving clubs and are patrolled by lifesavers. In June 2007, the bulk carrier MV Pasha Bulker grounded itself off Nobbys Beach in a storm. Between Newcastle and Nobbys beaches lie the Newcastle Ocean Baths.

Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley is a fort atop a knoll overlooking Nobbys Beach. It was designed by Lt. Col. Peter Scratchley and built between 1881 and 1886. While its original purpose was to protect the colony against a feared Russian invasion, its most prominent role came during World War II when the guns at the fort fired upon a Japanese submarine which shelled the city in 1942. The military role of the fort came to an end in 1972 and it now houses the Newcastle Region Maritime and Military Museum. Damage from the Japanese Navy attack during World War II can still be seen on the front of some of the buildings in East End. Today Fort Scratchley is a great place to visit when in Newcastle, with sweeping views of the city and coastline and helpful volunteers to guide you through the displays of military artefacts and take you back in time as you tour the tunnels. Fort Scratchley also has a library of military books kindly donated that members of the Fort Scratchley Historical Society can borrow for research.

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