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Address: Wanganui, New Zealand

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At a very small cost you can experience this amazing elevator ride, you can drive down the hill and be waiting for the time travellers to arrive at the bottom to be collected

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Porirua, New Zealand
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Porirua, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

At a very small cost you can experience this amazing elevator ride, you can drive down the hill and be waiting for the time travellers to arrive at the bottom to be collected

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We walked through the tunnel and caught the elevator to the top. That was such a novel experience and cheap at only $2. The views at the top were fantastic and the leisurely stroll back down to the river was calming and peaceful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Well worth the drive out of town or for the younger at heart the walk. Brilliant views over the whole of this lovely little town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic views of Wanganui and the surrounding area! A very unique way of getting to the top of the hill. The town itself is very pretty and has lots of great cafes and bars. A trip to the free museum is also a good place to check out.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Gave a great view of the area and helps orientate you to the coast and river etc. You need to not be claustrophobic in the tunnel that leads to the elevator.

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The Durie Hill Elevator was originally built to entice town members to take up residence on a steep hill across the Wanganui River. It still serves those residents but also provides access to the war memorial tower on top of the hill. Traversing the circular staircase within the tower rewards you with a sweeping panoramic view of the Wanganui River... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Long tunnel through the mountain, easily accessible for even wheelchairs. Lift to the top was not too long. The tower at the top that was built to commemorate the locals involved in WW1 was worth the visit as well. Nearly 200 spiral steps to the viewing platform made one puff and pant, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Visit this place. It's a wonderful piece of history and when you walk to the top it's a wonderful unique view of Whanganui.

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Potsdam, New York, United States
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This old elevator starts at the end of a long underground tunnel and goes up through a hill to a look out on top. The look out has a great view of the area. For $2, it is well worth going up, and walking down the long staircase.

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Wellington New Zealand
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This fascinated me sixty years ago and it's still fun today. A long tunnel with, at the end, a public lift yo the hill top with two towers to climb each with panoramic views for miles. Built as a real transport option for the suburb, not as a tourist attraction, it has survived thanks to its unexpected glow of tourist... More 

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