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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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Type: Historic Sites
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- Mar 15, 2014
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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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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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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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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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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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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great if you wish to have some pastries. The sausage rolls were great. Good option if you want something casual and a quick bite.

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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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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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The train meanders through the sand dunes and finishes up at the Oliver Hill gun battery in the middle of the island. The views from the battery are spectacular and well informed voluntary guides are on hand to show visitors over the restored 9.2 inch WW2 coastal defence gun and the fascinating underground tunnel complex.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

learned a lot about the islands history - our tour guide gave us a lot of insight about the canons and tunnels

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