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The Underworld - NZ's largest WWII Subterranean Fortress

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Journey into the Underworld... experience an engineering and architectural marvel hidden in plain sight with 1.2km of subterranean tunnels, passages and chambers!

Highlights

  • Descend deep underground through a Fortress dug by hand to defend New Zealand
  • Explore 1.2kms of passages, tunnels and chambers
  • Guided tour - learn about WWII and this heritage-listed fortress

Fort Stony Batter is a WWII Coastal Defence Fortress located at the Eastern end of Waiheke Island. The location was chosen for its strategic advantage of an uninterrupted view of the Hauraki Gulf and shipping approach to Auckland city.

Commissioned in 1942 under absolute secrecy, the complex comprises 1.2km’s of subterranean passages, chambers and stairwells all tunnelled by hand. The fortress was designed to take direct enemy bombardment and is in a very high state of preservation. This is an Architectural and Engineering marvel.

Classified: Heritage 1 listed “Monument of national significance”.

Itinerary

  • Entrance passage, Large Magazine Chamber, Gun Turret, Grand Stairs to UnderWorld, Engine Room, Command Bunker and exit to subtropical forest.
Adult $35.00 (Aged 17+)
Teenager $18.00 (Aged 12-16 years)
Child $10.00 (Aged 5-11 years)
Family $100.00 (2x Adults + up to 3 Children aged 5-11 years)

What's included

  • Heritage tour guide, torches, fun...

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Location

  • Stony Batter Tunnels, Man o War Road, Waiheke Island

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Family Pass: 2 Adults and up to 3 Children (aged 5-11 years). Full value of up to $100 if tickets purchased separately - discounts are shown from this rate.

    Infants: Infants aged under 5 years go FREE.

    Although tickets are booked for a specific time we accommodate changes without penalty. You are free to shift the time or day to suit your schedule up to 30 days from the original booking.

  • Tickets are valid up to 30 days from booking date. No rebooking necessary.

    Getting Here:

    By Car - Take Waiheke Road out from Onetangi, left into Man o War road, 1st left Stony Batter Road - approx. 20/25-minute drive on country roads. There is a parking area adjacent to a walkway that crosses private farmland to reach the Stony Batter Historic Reserve - you will have a 1km (15-min walk) from the farm road to the reserve.

    Taxi - get a taxi to Stony Batter Road and walk across the farm to the reserve.

Available Bookings from 04 Jul to 10 Jul 2022

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Gill Williams from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2022

I wish I was a Waihekian

Great history. Great guide. Beautiful setting. Only negative is the signage to get there and the walking time from the car park is underestimated. Allow 25 mins to walk there.

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