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Defence Rd, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended to visit the battery so we took the train from the town up to the battery which was a great little journey in itself. The view from the top of the hill was spectacular, we could see for miles, up and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claire P
Reviewed February 13, 2019

boring waste of time over rated as is the whole of Rottnest. cant see what the big deal is about! really nothing to see at all

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nadiamarkus
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

A work colleague recommended this tour. We’d been up to the gun before, but did not do the tour which takes you into all the tunnels and ammunition and machine rooms where the guide gives you information on the history of the site. There’s some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GPA1966
Reviewed January 24, 2019

We took the train up to the battery and lighthouse. The local guides were wonderful, we enjoyed the tour enormously

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janet150991
Reviewed January 15, 2019

If you like learning about the history of a place then this is for you. Takes you underneath the battery through the tunnels. The guides are very knowledgeable about Oliver Hill and it gives you an insight into how the hill was used during the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dooonr
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Reaction by customer service person was very nice disappointing, and shame to treat tourists like this!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Essential to visit for the history, location & underground experience. To hear & see the tunnels, equipment & how the personnel lived & worked was an eye opener.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clio H
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We were looking forward to our tour of the tunnels etc. When we got there we found out there was no tour because there were no lights in the tunnels. The voluntary staff at the Oliver Hill battery were not at all helpful and in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 13gnome47
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived it was just the four of us so we were lucky enough to have our own guided tour with Rob who was very informative. We didn’t realise these tunnels existed on the island so if you have a chance go check it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lark1962
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

The battery is well preserved, and the info boards are helpful in explaining what you’re seeing and it’s significance. We rode bikes to the site; it asks you to park them at the bottom of the hill and walk up because the hill is so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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