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“History unveiled at Oliver Hill”

Oliver Hill Battery
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$136.10*
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Rottnest Island Day Trip from Hillarys Boat Harbour or Perth Including...
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“History unveiled at Oliver Hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 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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35 reviews
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“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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“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
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“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
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“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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