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WWII Historical site - well worth a visit

This site is hidden away on the east end of Waiheke Island and the drive to it takes you through... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2012
Rotorua, New Zealand
spooky adventure into the darkness

I have to defend the old lady, who is running the place, she was very nice with us, provided all... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2011
Brisbane, Australia
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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 28 January 2012

This place was great, and not as far out as it seems from the main town. A pitty that it's not maintained by the government, so we were shocked and offended that we had to pay to go through it, but were later informed that...More

Thank ChloeRonaldson
Reviewed 21 January 2012

This site is hidden away on the east end of Waiheke Island and the drive to it takes you through some lovely countryside with the opportunity to stop off at a vineyard or two along the way for refreshments. There is a 10-15 minute walk...More

Thank steelblue86
Reviewed 13 January 2012

a long drive and a long walk... for little reward! go to the wineries and drink and eat instead.

Thank Dean N
Reviewed 1 January 2012

The restoration work on this site is exceptional, it was still wip when we were there but certainly worth the drive. It is easy to conjure up the images of the workers building the tunnels and gun emplacements. W loved the story of taking them...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Drive from the city take on left to arrive there and walk down to the beach , you are just alone on earth, then continue to man o war wineries for a relief

Thank jmherbet
Reviewed 11 September 2011

I have to defend the old lady, who is running the place, she was very nice with us, provided all the necessary information, and she gave us 2 torches for the price of 1, so we were very satisfied with her assistance. The place itself...More

Thank nyikoka
Reviewed 10 July 2011

There is nothing quite like Stony Batter. Tucked away on a tiny island outside Auckland, at the end of a long dirt road it's a shock to discover how vast the tunnel complex is in such a tiny country. Sadly, years of neglect resulted in...More

Thank fatchan
Reviewed 1 May 2011

The woman at the office was a dragon. She seems to play some sort of con game claiming that I hadn't given her enough money for admission, a few minutes after I gave her the money. I'm not sure if she is suffering from dementia...More

1  Thank angelamacHamilton
Reviewed 5 April 2008

Stony Batter , Reviewer: Friend of the family. A great outing for a mixed age group like ours. There were children of upper primary age, teenagers, parents and grandparents. We drove part way and walked the last few kilometres as required. It wasn't hard for...More

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