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Address: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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+64-9-379-6476
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This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from...

This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.

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lovely walk and great views of fields, sea, and sheep

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 be requested from government and charity organisations ? Disappointing not being able to visit...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

About a 45 min easy / flat walk from the car park takes you to the impressive remains of historic WWII defense gun emplacements. Unfortunately the tunnels were shut when we were there but we were able to climb down into the big concrete emplacements. Great views of Auk harbor along the way. Good place for a picnic too

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Edinburgh of the Seven Seas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

On the far east side of Waiheke lies the remote Stony Batter. Scattered across the landscape of the furthermost end of the island lie countless boulders from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. There are plenty of walks connecting the road end to the best beaches stony batter has to offer. However, during lambing season the track to Opopo... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My friend and arrived on Waiheke Island on a drizzly, but mild day. It didn't matter though, as Waiheke is very rarely disappointing. We had taken my car on Sealinks car ferry, another great way to get to Waiheke. Especially when they discount the price. We meandered our way around the island before making the decision to go to Stony... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I loved this walk. Incredibly picturesque and interesting to see the remains of the gun emplacements. This isolated side of Waiheke is my favourite and definitely worth the drive.

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Thank Libby D
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Stony Batter was established for the defence of New Zealand about the time leading up to World War Two. I have only ever been right through Stony Batter once, back in the days when it was free to enter. About 20 years ago things got political between the owners and the Council (I believe) and it was closed for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went on a beautiful summer's day so the views were glorious, however be sure to bring a hat as the whole walk is very exposed. Unfortunately the tunnels are closed, but we still did a short climb (this part is very steep) up to see the gun battery. Overall the walk is quite easy aside from this.

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Thank Stephanie L
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Nice afternoon walk up to Stony Batter, beautiful views once you get up there and not too taxing on the legs.

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