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Durie Hill Elevator

Address: Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Wanganui
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Just along the side of the river with layby parking. You walk in the tunnel into the hill for quite a way and then the historic society have restored and operate the lift which takes you to the top of Durie Hill. Then you can climb the tower for great view of the town and river. You have to pay... More 

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was amazing the long tunnel to the elevator. Then the view to from the top was great. The young ones enjoyed then climbing the tower.

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Surrey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A really unique experience. The views from the top are great and the echo in the tunnel to the riverside is amazing- we really enjoyed shouting out - lucky no one else was around

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We took this elevator down to the city and back. A fun experience although quite pricey for what it was.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Not for those who don't like heights or enclosed spaces, but the in ground elevator is amazing - and the children loved walking along the under ground corridor and playing with the echoes. Very reasonably priced. When you get to the top avoid the climb up the tower if it is windy!

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Auckland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Take the pedestrian tunnel that starts across the City Bridge. Echoes and great fun for the kids. This leads to the old elevator that goes up to the Durie Hill lookout and stone tower - both worth climbing for the views over Wanganui

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I took two friends from the Capital to see the war memorial tower. They were impressed by the long tunnel leading up to the elevator at the end. The echoes were fantastic !! The ride up to the hill was interesting. This lift is the oldest on the Southern Hemisphere. The driver as very enthusiastic about her lift and told... More 

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Melbourne
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Step back one hundred years and take the old way to the top. The tunnel entrance is quite unique - I wondered from a distance how an elevator got people to the summit of the hill. Great views from the tower.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was dubious that the Durie Hill Elevator would be worthwhile, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only does the elevator have so much history, but the tunnel at the bottom is fun to make noise in and listen to the echos!

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Wanganui
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The amazing Duire Hill Tower and lift is well worth a visit while in Wanganui. The actual lift goes up through the rock. The tower above that is seen all round Wanganui. Great.

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