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Oliver Hill Battery

Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
+61 8 9372 9732
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“train ride” (9 reviews)
“guided tour” (7 reviews)
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Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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+61 8 9372 9732
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"train ride"
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"guided tour"
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"volunteer guides"
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"fascinating insight"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"run by volunteers"
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"great history"
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"walk up"
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"military history"
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"worth the effort"
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"thompson bay"
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"worth a visit"
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"guns"
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"war"
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"cycle"
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"defences"
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"emplacement"
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 16 January 2018

The slow and shaky ope sided train trip up to Oliver Hill is a great way to get a different perspective on the island and the tour of the battery is really interesting, taking you inside the depths of the tunnels to reveal the defence...More

Thank Chrissie P
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We found the tour really interesting and had not know the Oliver Hill Battery was here before visiting Rottnest Island! The train ride to get there was a great way to get there. Worth a visit if you're on Rottnest!

1  Thank globetrotterjules
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Took the combined train and Oliver Hill Tour. the train trip was quaint and the driver told of it use and some other interesting things on the way up. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and told the story of who the tunnels and guns...More

Thank Colin T
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

And I think you have to book them in the town (but then you can get the little train up). If you just show up on a bike without a booking, you have to park it at the bottom of the hill and walk up...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This is a must see stop for anyone interested in World War II history. The gun emplacement was one of several which protected the approaches to Fremantle/Perth. The site is more than just the gun itself —it is a complex of underground storage and munitions...More

Thank UCLA72
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