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Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour

Oliver Hill Battery, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
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An enjoyable and memorable tour.

This tour exceeded our expectations. The reason for this was because our guide was extremely... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Kiwibird248
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Melbourne, Australia
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... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
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Oliver Hill Battery, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This tour exceeded our expectations. The reason for this was because our guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate about the subject. This tour includes viewing one of the two 9.2 inch guns that were part of the defence for Fremantle during WW2. And, you are...More

Thank Kiwibird248
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hi Kiwibird248, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are glad you enjoyed your time on Rottnest Island and particularly the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour. I will pass your kind words on to our Volunteer guides...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank Steve W
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

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...More

Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Suzanne G
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

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

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...More

Thank Cazoo64
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Joolsey
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank libbyhillian
Rottnest_Island, Customer Service at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

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...More

Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Takarehi
Rottnest_Island, Marketing Coordinator at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

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.

Reviewed 8 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...More

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

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.

Reviewed 21 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...More

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

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.

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...More

Thank Numbatman
Rottnest_Island, Manager at Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2015

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

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