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Great Place, But Shame We Have to Pay Now.

Stony Batter was established for the defence of New Zealand about the time leading up to World War... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2016
Lengra46
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Auckland, New Zealand
Nice easy walk

We went on a beautiful summer's day so the views were glorious, however be sure to bring a hat as... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2016
Stephanie L
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This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I loved this walk. Incredibly picturesque and interesting to see the remains of the gun emplacements. This isolated side of Waiheke is my favourite and definitely worth the drive.

Thank LibbyD349
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Stony Batter was established for the defence of New Zealand about the time leading up to World War Two. I have only ever been right through Stony Batter once, back in the days when it was free to enter. About 20 years ago things got...More

Thank Lengra46
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went on a beautiful summer's day so the views were glorious, however be sure to bring a hat as the whole walk is very exposed. Unfortunately the tunnels are closed, but we still did a short climb (this part is very steep) up to...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Nice afternoon walk up to Stony Batter, beautiful views once you get up there and not too taxing on the legs.

Thank Alice T
Reviewed 31 March 2016

For war buffs, the Stony Batter gun battery is a fascinating and accessible outing. Built in a hurry in WW2 with American help as protection for Auckland harbour, it commands a wide view out to the Hauraki gulf. The three gun emplacements are impressive and...More

Thank Andrew_NZ120
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We have visited several times and always enjoyed the walk through the boulder strewn hills. But we have never been into the tunnels because the cost was so astronomical and those working there have always made us feel like we were invading their personal space....More

Thank Explorer1776
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A bit of a drive on dirt roads but lovely and peaceful when you arrive. Quite fascinating the work that went on there during the war. A shame the tunnels not operating.

Thank NZcouple_12
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Be prepared for a long dusty drive along terrible unmade road and a long walk up some hilly terrain but the views are worth it. Unfortunately on the day we went the place was however closed which was quite a disappointment after all the effort...More

Thank Bravia
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Came here 10 years ago with the ex and had a great time exploring the tunnels and enjoying the view, so thought I'd purge that memory by bringing my new wife to enjoy Stony Batter. Clambered around the gun emplacements and the area, but unfortunately...More

Thank Loyal-QPR-Fan
Reviewed 7 January 2016

3 of us were looking to get in a bit of exercise before a long day of eating and drinking wine. Stony batter was just that - took about an hour round trip to get to the tunnels and cannons (tunnels were closed). Pretty views...More

Thank Haley Y
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