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Stony Batter

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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
+64 9-379 6476
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A very good walk

Try to pick a slightly cloudy day with overcast , and the walk will be very pleasant as there is no... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
rcllaw
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Hong Kong, China
Lovely Views of the Hauraki Gulf

My partner and I had a two hour walk to the Stony Batter ruins. The tunnels are closed and only... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
68skp70
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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+64 9-379 6476
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"gun emplacements"
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"nice walk"
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"interesting bit of history"
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"hauraki gulf"
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"hour walk"
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"native birds"
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"dirt road"
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"amazing views"
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Try to pick a slightly cloudy day with overcast , and the walk will be very pleasant as there is no cover at all from the carpark . The Stony Batter itself is nothing of note except the history is rather interesting . The tunnels...More

Thank rcllaw
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My partner and I had a two hour walk to the Stony Batter ruins. The tunnels are closed and only opened for special events due to safety concerns. I would say that the pathways to Hooks Bay are very poorly marked and if you try...More

Thank 68skp70
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Stoney bateer is accessed from the ring road that goes around the eastern end of Waiheke(dirt road). there is a parking lot about 20 minutes walk from the top of Stoney batter. the walk is along the road on private property, used to be open...More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Irwi
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Reviewed 6 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 5 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...More

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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Reviewed 1 June 2017

OK showing my age but last time i was here (3 decades ago) it was all about discovering the tunnels! Nice drive to get there and beautiful but we wanted tunnels

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visited early morning, nice walk, fantastic views. It is a shame that the tunnels are closed and it looks to be a permanent decision. There is a little bit of history but it's mainly all about the rocks appearing after a volcano many years ago....More

Thank Kevin T
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