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Review of Stony Batter

Stony Batter
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Owner description: This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
Reviewed 17 December 2017

and a great walk through farmland via public access to the fortifications that were never used. We saw native birds, Took loads of photos and you can stop off at wineries and olive oil tasting places en route. The road is winding and is not sealed so your car will be covered in red dust but it is worth it. Not great though for car sickness sufferers. Wes topped at Man o'War Bay for a swim and lunch and at the winery.

Thank Irwi
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk to get to the area
Thd surrounding views are amazing
If you go in summer make sure you go early or later in the day as it gets very warm. Tunnels not currently open but still plenty to see

Thank sheepish2015
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

You need transport to get to this location and you need to be prepared for a hike (easy) from the carpark to the site. The gun emplacements, views and rock formations are worth the walk but hopefully they will re-open the tunnels soon as exploring these would have been the icing on the cake.

Thank Sandra T
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great drive to east end of the island, then a good walk to WW2 fortifications. Excellent views to north over the Bay and east to Coramandel.

Thank acbc5548
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I can't think of anything else I've seen that's quite like this. Stunning view, especially on a clear day!

Thank Rachel P
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