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Address: Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9372 9732
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Rottnest Island Day Trip from Hillarys Boat Harbour or Perth Including...
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Rottnest Island Historical Train and Tunnel Tour from Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Grand Rottnest Island Tour including Lunch and Historic Train Ride

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The huge gun was state of the art when installed prior to World War 2. It had a range of 29 kilometres to protect shipping to Fremantle. The volunteer guides give an entertaining... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Geraldton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was built to defend Fremantle and Perth from sea invation re ww11. Lovely guides for those booked on Train Tour Lack of accessible toilets and seating though for disabled/ aged Tour of site not really suitable if infirm or age, ride in old tram carriages was good (but smelly fumes) , but if in seated at was is back of... More 

Thank MW6530
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The huge gun was state of the art when installed prior to World War 2. It had a range of 29 kilometres to protect shipping to Fremantle. The volunteer guides give an entertaining and informative tour of the site that inclusive a trip down the supply tunnels. A must see if visiting the island.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As soon as we mentioned that there was a 'big gun' at the top of Oliver Hill our children needed no more incentive than that to reach the top, although depending on your level of fitness if you are cycling up, you may need to walk some of it! We didnt take the tour but it was free to wonder... More 

Thank fluffymonkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very few West Australians are aware of how close the Japanese came to invading West Australia in 1942. Broome in the north was bombed as part of an attack on the top end of Australia. Here on Rottnest large guns were installed to protect the river mouth into Perth. Some amazing engineering went into the construction of the tunnels beneath... More 

Thank matchesbroome
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't do the guns and tunnel tour we just did the return train trip but it was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon. Lovely scenery and some great photos to be had once up the top of the hill. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable too.

Thank Rachel M H
Great Western, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great for making memories and learning some history. Kids love the underground tunnels, the big gun and the stories of preparing for war. Excellent tour guides made learning easy. A bit pricey, but worth it for a change of pace on Rotto.

Thank 4everTheTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Went on a great tour of the Oliver Hill guns & tunnels yesterday (2pm 17 July 2016) with guide Chris who had plenty of great information on the guns and the island as a whole. There were a few kids on the tour and she tailored it so that it was easily understandable for all ages. Amazing tidbit Chris shared... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was a great place to go for a little look around and the views from the hill were absolutely beautiful. At the time we went there was an amazing tour guide on who was happy to answer all of our questing !

Thank katie m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

never saw a battery dismantled with all the accessories ,when inside I could feel the emotion and have goose bumps

Thank santosh7
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

During world war 2 Perths forward defences from the sea were situated on Rottnest. The big guns of the Oliver hill battery are in great condition and a must see. You can get away with not doing a tour. Either bus or ride their ... Cars are not done on Rottnest except by island officials. Littered across the island are... More 

Thank derek l

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