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Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour

Oliver Hill Battery, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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Fun family outing

Two adults, a teenager and four kids looking for an activity on Rottnest on a windy non beach day... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Sharon H
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Excellent and Insightful Tour

I would like to congratulate Lyn and volunteers at the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour for giving... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
FrancisWongWA
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Perth, Australia
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Oliver Hill Battery, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Two adults, a teenager and four kids looking for an activity on Rottnest on a windy non beach day. We caught the train up to Oliver Hill, did the hour tour and returned by train again. The two hour round trip inclusive of the tour...More

Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I would like to congratulate Lyn and volunteers at the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour for giving us in-depth knowledge and answer all our questions without any hesitation. We really enjoy the train ride leading to the hill and exploring every tunnels. Definitely will...More

Thank FrancisWongWA
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Worth your time to take the train up the hill and take the tour guided by one of the volunteers. Very knowledgeable people who know how to tell an interesting story.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This tour exceeded our expectations. The reason for this was because our guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the subject. This tour includes viewing one of the two 9.2 inch guns that were part of the defence for Fremantle during WW2. And, you are...More

Thank Kiwibird248
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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Kiwibird248, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your time on Rottnest Island and particularly the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour. I will pass your kind words on to our Volunteer guides...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Wonderful tour of the WWII gun emplacement and the magazine, shell rooms and machinery spaces in the tunnels. Far better to arrange this with the train trip from Settlement Stn to the Guns, which, like the gun tour, comes with a running commentary from enthusiastic...More

Thank Steve W
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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Steve, thank you for leaving such a great review here on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to Rottnest Island. I'll make sure to pass your great feedback on to our friendly volunteer guides who do a marvelous job. We hope to see you back...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent tour. The staff were very knowledgeable having grown up on the island and knowing so many stories from past and present. Our guide's knowledge was invaluable he was very enthusiastic patient and informative. He had thorough answers to all questions and offered great...More

Thank Suzanne G
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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed the memorable gun and tunnels tour. The Volunteer Guides are wonderful and they'll be very excited to receive such great feedback. We hope to see back on the Island again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I have done this tour many times both before and recently on our last trip, as we had a guest who had never been to Rottnest. We took the train up, which is very pleasant and informative and spectacular views. The tour guide for the...More

Thank Cazoo64
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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. From you review it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the Guns and Tunnel tour. A trip to Oliver Hill is a great way to spend your day and the view from up...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

As others have said the highlight of this attraction are the volunteer guides: knowledgable, friendly, passionate, enthusiastic. I thought I was only going on the train trip so was very surprised when we reached the top and we're treated to this marvellous tour of the...More

Thank Joolsey
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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for the great feedback. I have already passed it on to the wonderful volunteer guides who will be excited to receive such lovely comments. They are for sure doing a marvellous job. We hope to see you on the Island again soon! Warm...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

The detail and information the guide informed us was wonderful, who knew all of this was so well preserved and available to the public. Well done. Children would love it but maybe from the age of 6 and up, you have to be mobile as...More

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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed this tour with our friendly Voluntary Guides who will be happy to receive such positive feedback. We hope to see you back on the Island again soon. Kind regards, Rottnest...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of the many places on Rottnest Island that you can easily bike to. The Oliver Hill Battery has guides in place that can take you step by step through the battery.

Thank Takarehi
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Rottnest_Island, Marketing Coordinator at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Thank you for your review. The Oliver Hill Battery and maze of underground tunnels is one of the highlights of the island's south-side so it's great to receive positive feedback.

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