Stony Batter, Waiheke Island

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Take in the sea views at Stony Batter, a historical reserve lying at the eastern end of Waiheke Island. The idiosyncratic rocky outcrops and formations littering the landscape create an interesting topography. With clear views of the Hauraki Gulf, the reserve boasts numerous walking routes appropriate for all members of the family. Of particular note are the World War II gun emplacements that sit at the top of the hill, under which run extensive underground tunnels perfect for young explorers and history enthusiasts alike. Plan to see Stony Batter and other attractions that appeal to you using our Waiheke Island holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I can't think of anything else I've seen that's quite like this. Stunning view, especially on a clear day!  more »
  • June 1, 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  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    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 roc...  more »

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Where to stay in Waiheke Island

Accommodations on Waiheke Island include hotels, motels, RV parks, and luxury resorts, most of which are on the east side. For those on a smaller budget, backpacker hostels present a welcome option. Traveling to and from your accommodations is simple thanks to good public bus service and taxis. Altertively, it's easy to bring your bike or car over on the ferries that service the island.
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