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Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour

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Address: Oliver Hill Battery, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Living history, and a side to W.A. you rarely see.

Wonderful tour of the WWII gun emplacement and the magazine, shell rooms and machinery spaces in the tunnels. Far better to arrange this with the train trip from Settlement Stn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
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Karratha, Australia
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful tour of the WWII gun emplacement and the magazine, shell rooms and machinery spaces in the tunnels. Far better to arrange this with the train trip from Settlement Stn to the Guns, which, like the gun tour, comes with a running commentary from enthusiastic and helpful volunteers. Thanks to Bob the train driver (sorry if I have that wrong)... More 

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Thank Steve W
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Hi Steve, thank you for leaving such a great review here on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to Rottnest Island. I'll make sure to pass your great feedback on to our friendly volunteer guides who do a marvelous job. We hope to see you back on the Island soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent tour. The staff were very knowledgeable having grown up on the island and knowing so many stories from past and present. Our guide's knowledge was invaluable he was very enthusiastic patient and informative. He had thorough answers to all questions and offered great insight into the history of Rottnest Island and the military's experiences there.

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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed the memorable gun and tunnels tour. The Volunteer Guides are wonderful and they'll be very excited to receive such great feedback. We hope to see back on the Island again soon. Warm regards, Rottnest Island More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I have done this tour many times both before and recently on our last trip, as we had a guest who had never been to Rottnest. We took the train up, which is very pleasant and informative and spectacular views. The tour guide for the gun tour is a volunteer but she knew the information well. We did see a... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. From you review it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the Guns and Tunnel tour. A trip to Oliver Hill is a great way to spend your day and the view from up there is amazing. We hope to welcome you back on the Island soon. Warm regards,... More 

Greystanes, Australia
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

As others have said the highlight of this attraction are the volunteer guides: knowledgable, friendly, passionate, enthusiastic. I thought I was only going on the train trip so was very surprised when we reached the top and we're treated to this marvellous tour of the gun but also the underground tunnels. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback. I have already passed it on to the wonderful volunteer guides who will be excited to receive such lovely comments. They are for sure doing a marvellous job. We hope to see you on the Island again soon! Warm regards, Rottnest Island More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The detail and information the guide informed us was wonderful, who knew all of this was so well preserved and available to the public. Well done. Children would love it but maybe from the age of 6 and up, you have to be mobile as there are many steps. Any generation would enjoy this.

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Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed this tour with our friendly Voluntary Guides who will be happy to receive such positive feedback. We hope to see you back on the Island again soon. Kind regards, Rottnest Island More 

Mill Creek, Washington
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259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

One of the many places on Rottnest Island that you can easily bike to. The Oliver Hill Battery has guides in place that can take you step by step through the battery.

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Rottnest_Island, Marketing Coordinator at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Oliver Hill Battery and maze of underground tunnels is one of the highlights of the island's south-side so it's great to receive positive feedback. More 

WA
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to Rottnest many times and cycled up to the Gun at Oliver Hill. This was my first trip around the tunnels with a guide. It was a fascinating look through a relatively unknown part of WA's history. The views from the top of the Hill overlooking Perth and the surrounding ocean are fantastic. The actual gun complex... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thanks so much your wonderful review! It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your tour and the Volunteer Guides will be happy to receive such positive feedback. Warm regards, Rottnest Island. More 

Subiaco, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Many people are unaware of the role Rottnest Island played in the defence of the port of Fremantle during the First and Second World War This tour will show you some of the largest surviving guns still in their turrets. To support these massive machines a tunnel system was created below each gun. The Oliver hill Guns and tunnel tour... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the fantastic review! It's great to hear that the Guns and Tunnels are being enjoyed year after year. The friendly Volunteer Guides are great and they'll be happy to receive such positive feedback. Warm regards, Rottnest Island. More 

Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Take the train up the hill to this hidden delight of Rottnest island. Lovingly restored and maintained with plenty to see. The volunteer guides are excellent and I would recommend taking the time to ask questions as they have so much knowledge to share. There are tunnels underground (mind your head) and a number of stairs so a reasonable level... More 

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the tour. The volunteer guides really are excellent! More 

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

4 year old son loved it, I enjoyed it and my Dad enjoyed it. Something for everyone. Tunnels were cool which was s nice comfort to the 37 heat outsde

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review! Lovely to hear you enjoyed the Island and we hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Rottnest Island More 

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