Oliver Hill Battery, Rottnest Island

Oliver Hill Battery - A Quick Overview


Address: Oliver Hill Lookout, Parker Point Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia

Phone: +61-0893729732

Ticket Price: 9 AUD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

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About Oliver Hill Battery, Rottnest Island

Historically, this may be the most significant site on the island. It’s a gun encampment, one of the seven that were set up during WWII to defend Australia against bombardment by warships. This one is the only preserved battery of the original set. In addition to the guns that you can still see here there are also tunnels, railways, and the remains of old defence structures.

Though guided tours are possible, self-guided walks tend to be more popular.

You can arrive here by train from the settlement. The ride costs AUD 29 for the train and the tour, or just AUD 20 for the train ride.

Oliver Hill Battery Ticket Prices

  • Please confirm the guided tour price at the visitor centre.

Oliver Hill Battery Opening and Closing Hours

  • Recommended time to visit: 11am-2pm approx.

How To reach Oliver Hill Battery by Public Transport

  • You may cycle, walk, drive, or take a train to this attraction.

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Oliver Hill Battery, Rottnest Island Reviews

  • Went on the underground tour. Excellent! John was a great guide too.

  • Great restoration.

  • In my youngest years I painted the gun. With olive green paint. And working in the bunker was fun. I reckon you should visit this site. Because there's a bit of historical value here 😀.

  • When me, my mum and little brother went to Rottnest Island, one of the things we did was go to the Oliver Hill Battery. We road on bikes that we rented to the bass of the hill where we parked our bikes and walked up the hill to the gun. While we waited for our tour to start I looked at the many World War II news clippings such as the Pearl Harbor Bombing. to what I learnt Fremantel was a in-portent harbor and Perth was under threat of a Japanese invasion and the gun was made to keep it safe. The gun is 3 stores. The bottom loaded shells while the top fired them. some of the tour was under ground and the stored shells their and had their dinning room there and many other things.

  • It is an amazing place with a long history

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