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Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived it was just the four of us so we were lucky enough to have our own guided tour with Rob who was very informative. We didn’t realise these tunnels existed on the island so if you have a chance go check it...More

Thank Lark1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The battery is well preserved, and the info boards are helpful in explaining what you’re seeing and it’s significance. We rode bikes to the site; it asks you to park them at the bottom of the hill and walk up because the hill is so...More

Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s amazing what they built, with the equipment they had. Fasanating story about Australia’s defences. Tour was very knowledgeable, Murriell, she had been doing it for 18 years and still had passion about the place. If your a history/war person, take a look.

Thank Murray G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a train ride and tunnel tour. Hadn’t realised the Island had this in place until we saw the tour on offer. Just knew it was a prison for Aboriginal men. The train journey is fun and you get to see parts of the...More

Thank ginny652017
Reviewed 28 August 2018

After pedalling to the top only to discover we the current tour was full and we would have to wait another hour, we came to the disappointing resolution that we’d be heading back. However, thanks to the two tour guides on deck they managed to...More

Thank Little_Happy_Camper
Reviewed 28 June 2018

A very interesting place to visit. I walked there but you can get a train, it would "take the strain". You could not be impressed by the sheer size of them, and their incredible range. A fascinating piece of recent history on an island steeped...More

Thank PARIS522
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If there is only one thing you do on the island this has to be it. From the views to the amazing underground tour this is definitely a must do activity. We were lucky enough on the day to get a private tour and our...More

Thank Angela s
Reviewed 6 May 2018

$62 a family which is great value - includes the train ride up and back and the tour of the underground maze of tunnels and the World War II 9.2 inch gun. You can also watch a short movie that they screen regularly on Oliver...More

1  Thank julie j
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Catch the train and do the guided tour, or ride up the steepest hill on the island, this is worth the effort. The size of the gun and the ammunition is amazing (each projectile is 172kg). The views of the island from the gun platform...More

1  Thank GPA1966
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This tour takes a good hour or so to complete,so make sure you have the time , but it’s hugely informative and interesting. The volunteer guides are extremely knowledgeable. We had absolutely no knowledge of the importance of this area during the war, so good...More

Thank PamCh
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