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Oliver Hill Battery

Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Rockingham, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A bit of a wait for the train to fill up, but once away it gets you to the hill faster than a bike ride. The volunteers that are historians on the place gave an excellent run down on the emplacements history and capabilities.

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Kariong, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Oliver Hill Battery is the hidden treasure of Rottnest Island. The train is a relaxing trip to this sight. The tour is superb and I recommend this if you have the time on Rottnest Island. The guide Len knew his stuff and help make this an excellent tour.

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The volunteers are just great .. The best part of our trip. Very helpful and knowledgeable. The train driver, bus driver and battery volunteers made this trip enjoyable

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Limburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you want to have the best views of the island hike to Oliver Hill Battery or even better book the Fortess Adventures Segway tour. Hilarious fun to speed along sand paths on only two wheels and a stick...

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Perth, Australia
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379 attraction reviews
540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The inland cycle isn't as nice as the coastal cycles, and once here there isn't that much to see although the guide and information on offer tries to make the most of it!

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great snapshot of history. Fabulous views across the island and a great train ride to get there. Pretty steep hill if you go by bike!

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I ended up doing an unexpected detour here after cycling around the whole island. I wasn't planning on spending long, just a quick look. There were 3 volunteer staff members who were coming to the end of their day. They each had an infectious enthusiasm for the Battery and its history, & I ended up with quite a personalised tour.... More 

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australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Had the pleasure of visiting this long weekend.Train line under maintenance so a lovely scenic ride to Oliver Hill from Longreach.As wee were a party of 9 didn't have to wait for the tour.Our volunteer guide was fabulous with the children and going through the tunnels and finally seeing the gun was amazing.The view is also spectacular.I highly recommend the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A lot of effort to construct the Guns on Rottnest Island, never fired a shot in anger but could have.

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Perth, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Place with a lot of history and brought to life by the great volunteer guides. Below ground is amazing with the tunnels to various storage rooms, you can get there on a tour bus or you can cycle, within easy reach of Thompson Bay settlement area.

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