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Address: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Description: This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from...
This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
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Beautiful view, tunnels not open

This was a memorable part of our stay at Waiheke island. Gorgeous views, really interesting history. Definitely worth a visit😉

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a memorable part of our stay at Waiheke island. Gorgeous views, really interesting history. Definitely worth a visit😉

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Pune, India
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went during the offpeak timing when the tours were not running. The place is a 30 mins walk and then the tour (if running). The visitor center mentioned lots of exiting things during 30 mins walk (lots of animals, etc) but noting came along. Finally, we found a scenic place, clicked some pics and came back. The rough and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to Waiheke. We walked beyond the abandoned gun emplacements and (closed) museum through remote fields with no other person as far as the eye could see. Beautiful views to the ocean. A magic experience.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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474 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stony Batter is a must do on Waiheke. We've stayed on the island on 2 occasions and went there both times. Each visit offers something different. We have also gone there on a day trip from Auckland; there is so much to see and do. On one occasion, there was a heavy mist and everything looked so eerie. There are... More 

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Southport, Australia
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Stoney batter is a war bunker with 3 gun emplacements, they can be visited for a fee. to get there you have to walk about half an hour from a carpark. Handicapped people can make arrangements to drive all the way up. A great walk to see the eastern end of Waiheke.

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The drive in might be a bit challenging to tourists not used to very corrugated gravel roads. Very nice walk in, but the signage is totally inadequate. Once there, one car but no people and no guidance visible. "Museum" was a bad joke, just a pile of faded photos stuck on the wall. No one round so went into the... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Started out with a great ferry ride from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island. We rented a car at the ferry landing from the very nice folks there. The drive across the island was very scenic but the unpaved section of the road leading to Stony Batter was really rough. It's about a mile (maybe a bit more) hike from the... More 

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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A long walk through lovely countryside to get there however much too far for little kids or the elderly. Not at all cheap all things considered. I wonder if the long walk is not thre so that you dont change your mind about pay the fee. Interesting tunnel system but be very careful as steep staircases have no handrails. Downright... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was a big effort to walk to the site with our two young children (3 and 6 years old). It was solid 45 min walk one way. Kids were tired but happy as it is nice walk. The tunnel system is quite interesting. Kids were little bit scared at first but quickly got use to it. Bring your own... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Note the many reviews here that say getting there is more interesting than the venue. Unfortunately "getting there" means a long drive on horribly corrugated gravel roads and then, bizarrely, no vehicle access to the venue. Instead, one must leave the car at the gate and continue on foot for a further half hour - despite a road going all... More 

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Address: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island

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