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“Really interesting - well worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stony Batter

Stony Batter
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Owner description: This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
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99 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Really interesting - well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The tunnels are very interesting and full marks to the group of volunteers who have made these available for public viewing. However make sure you take your own torch. We hired torches but one of these failed deep into the tunnels and as there were only the two of us we were not game to keep on exploring in case the other one gave out. There is no lighting in the tunnels and there are some stairs.

Visited November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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“Little slice of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

A little piece on NZ history being looked after by a small group of volunteers, well worth the short walk. Great view of the gulf

Visited November 2012
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Step back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

As a history nut there was absolutely nothing I could fault Stony Batter on, save the lighting in the tunnels. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to bring out their inner Indianna Jones, but perhaps not for very small children or those with a nervous disposition.

Visited December 2011
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Auckland, New Zealand
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126 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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“Nice trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The drive over to Stony Batter offers spectacular views of the sea and farmland. The tunnels are eerily fascinating, wear a jumper because its cold though! Take a camera and a flashlight too.
An hour or two of exploring the old tunnels could be scary for youngsters though. But I really enjoyed it.

Visited March 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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149 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful piece of NZ History.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

A hard working group of true entuasists present an awesome segment of NZ History well worth visiting. So hard to believe the entire site, tunnels, gun emplacements etc, were dug with Pick's, Shovel's & Wheelbarrow's, amazing. The remaining pieces of machinery are masterpieces of their time. Well worth the shorth walk from the car park.

Visited September 2012
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