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. Before you head to Waiheke Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Waiheke Island sightseeing planner , to make sure you see all that Waiheke Island has to offer, including Stony Batter.
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  • Try to pick a slightly cloudy day with overcast , and the walk will be very pleasant as there is no cover at all from the carpark . The Stony Batter itself is nothing of note except the history is rat...  more »
  • My partner and I had a two hour walk to the Stony Batter ruins. The tunnels are closed and only opened for special events due to safety concerns. I would say that the pathways to Hooks Bay are very po...  more »
  • Stoney bateer is accessed from the ring road that goes around the eastern end of Waiheke(dirt road). there is a parking lot about 20 minutes walk from the top of Stoney batter. the walk is along the r...  more »

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