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Stony Batter

#23 of 48 things to do in Waiheke Island Features Animals
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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A bit of fresh air.....

Visited early morning, nice walk, fantastic views. It is a shame that the tunnels are closed and it... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Kevin T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
Wonderful views, nice hike and some interesting ruins.

We stopped here not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. A nice little hike in... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Gary M
Sevierville, Tennessee
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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 11 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 6 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
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....More

Thank BMX353
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.

Thank Libby D
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...More

Thank Lengra46
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Judy G
Is there a bus that runs out to near Stony Batter, please? Am thinking of getting an all day bus pass but would love to see this place.
20 October 2015|
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