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Oliver Hill Battery

Address: Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9372 9732
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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 February 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on a hot 37 degree day, nice and cool under the tunnels to escape the heat. My 4 year old loved it as did my father! Great for all ages. Not pram appropriate but can leave in a locked store room for tour. (Saw other guests do it with younger kids)

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Perth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Amazing piece of Western Australia's history and also an amazing piece of engineering. See how this facility formed part of the defence of fremantle in WW2. Volunteers are very informative. A little hard to get around with a pram, but the pram can get access to about half of it, the we carried our child the rest of the way.... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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Perth, Australia
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987 reviews 987 reviews
430 attraction reviews
577 helpful votes 577 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
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24 helpful votes 24 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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