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Stony Batter

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Nice walk, and an opportunity to learn some history.

An easy walk to the old gun emplacements sites. Where the cut out figure of the soldier is head off... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand
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A very good walk

Try to pick a slightly cloudy day with overcast , and the walk will be very pleasant as there is no... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Hong Kong, China
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This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
+64 9-379 6476
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Not much to see, then there's a BIG bull on the side of the road as you walk for miles to the tunnels. Not much to see up there and lots of poo's everywhere so mind where to step.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mamagee69
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

An easy walk to the old gun emplacements sites. Where the cut out figure of the soldier is head off to the left for the first of the gun sites. Or go straight on to the old ventilation shaft and walk up the hill behind...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NZ_Rick_n_Kay
Reviewed 27 April 2018

If you are a WWII buff, this place looks very appealing; however, the entire featured site is shutdown with no access. The hike is nice, but this place is NOT easy to get to via unpaved roads. There are a LOT of beautiful things to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Hal-ThePlanner
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Try to pick a slightly cloudy day with overcast , and the walk will be very pleasant as there is no cover at all from the carpark . The Stony Batter itself is nothing of note except the history is rather interesting . The tunnels...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rcllaw
Reviewed 7 February 2018

My partner and I had a two hour walk to the Stony Batter ruins. The tunnels are closed and only opened for special events due to safety concerns. I would say that the pathways to Hooks Bay are very poorly marked and if you try...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 68skp70
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Stoney bateer is accessed from the ring road that goes around the eastern end of Waiheke(dirt road). there is a parking lot about 20 minutes walk from the top of Stoney batter. the walk is along the road on private property, used to be open...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jack B
Reviewed 17 December 2017

and a great walk through farmland via public access to the fortifications that were never used. We saw native birds, Took loads of photos and you can stop off at wineries and olive oil tasting places en route. The road is winding and is not...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Irwi
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk to get to the area Thd surrounding views are amazing If you go in summer make sure you go early or later in the day as it gets very warm. Tunnels not currently open but still plenty to see

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sheepish2015
Reviewed 6 November 2017

You need transport to get to this location and you need to be prepared for a hike (easy) from the carpark to the site. The gun emplacements, views and rock formations are worth the walk but hopefully they will re-open the tunnels soon as exploring...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great drive to east end of the island, then a good walk to WW2 fortifications. Excellent views to north over the Bay and east to Coramandel.

Date of experience: September 2017
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