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Stony Batter

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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
+64 9-379 6476
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Views are stunning

Well worth the walk to get to the area Thd surrounding views are amazing If you go in summer make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nelson, New Zealand
via mobile
Worth the drive

You need transport to get to this location and you need to be prepared for a hike (easy) from the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Sandra T
Auckland, Auckland, 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
+64 9-379 6476
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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
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
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
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

1  Thank LizNZ2014
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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stopped here not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. A nice little hike in with great views with the quintessential NZ sheep and pasture lands plus amazing views of the coast and bays and some very interesting huge boulders. Then to top...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A great place to stop for a walk on the loop. We enjoyed the relaxing walk; clmbed to the top of hill to view the Man O'War bay.

Thank ZAN3627
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Used to love visiting this place, what seems like miles of underground tunnels - very historic. This place has been closed for a long long time now due to "being unsafe" This is not good and need to be addressed ASAP - surely money can...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Disappointing the tunnels were closed. We enjoyed the walk over farmland, amongst old WWII ruins. Superb views over and across the island. Stunning! Trekked down to Opopo Bay (steep for the last 10 minutes). A must do

Thank Trish G
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