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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  • You need transport to get to this location and you need to be prepared for a hike (easy) from the carpark to the site. The gun emplacements, views and rock formations are worth the walk but hopefully ...  more »
  • Great drive to east end of the island, then a good walk to WW2 fortifications. Excellent views to north over the Bay and east to Coramandel.  more »
  • I can't think of anything else I've seen that's quite like this. Stunning view, especially on a clear day!  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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