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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 system from WW2.
If you have more than a day or two on Rotto definitely do this tour, it's relatively cheap and you get amazing 360 views from the top of the hill.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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!

Date of experience: December 2017
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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 were put in place.

Date of experience: December 2017
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 the road that takes a lengthy detour, then you can walk a poorly-marked trail that shows you some of the remnants in the surrounding hills, including a gun. The hassle means not many people visit, so it is a peaceful hill with good views.

Date of experience: December 2017
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 handling areas, tunnels, and staircases. Given the lack of construction resources at the time, the engineering was more than impressive. Our tour guide was first rate. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank UCLA72
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