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Oliver Hill Battery
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Rottnest Island Historical Train and Tunnel Tour...
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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 to learn more history.
Well worth the cycle and walk up , but I do believe the train can bring you up the hill for a more leisurely visit !

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 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.

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 were put in place.

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.

Thank mrdom
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