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“Surprisingly interesting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oliver Hill Battery

Oliver Hill Battery
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$128.02*
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Rottnest Island Day Trip from Hillarys Boat Harbour or Perth Including...
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Surprisingly interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles 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. If you make it there during opening hours (roughly 11am-3pm), then there's photo displays, but the gun itself is pretty impressive. Worth the visit.

Visited May 2013
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australia
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160 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Fascinating history.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour.

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

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

Visited August 2012
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great view from up here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 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.

Visited November 2012
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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“hidden history”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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