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Stony Batter

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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
+64-9-379-6476
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Road and Walk

Great drive to east end of the island, then a good walk to WW2 fortifications. Excellent views to... read more

Reviewed today
acbc5548
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Greater Sydney, Australia
Amazing!

I can't think of anything else I've seen that's quite like this. Stunning view, especially on a... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Rachel P
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This reserve includes some remnants of New Zealand's coastal defenses from World War II.
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  • Average15%
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Auckland, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

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 2 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 15 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 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...More

Thank Trevor D
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

Thank Trish G
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....More

Thank neilpicc
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...More

Thank a13xph1l1p
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