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Durie Hill Elevator

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Address: Wanganui, New Zealand

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Weird, quirky and cool!

This is such a weird but cool thing to do. From the entranceway, which is lined with Maori carvings, to the fabulous tunnel and the ancient, creaking and incredible terrestrial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is such a weird but cool thing to do. From the entranceway, which is lined with Maori carvings, to the fabulous tunnel and the ancient, creaking and incredible terrestrial elevator - it's all great! Totally do this. It's so cheap too. A couple of dollars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Check this place out for a lift ride and a story about this lift inside a mountain cliff. At the top of this elevator there is another building that you climb up a stairwell to a lookout that shows you the whole area...bloody good if you are not frighten of heights but just the same there is streets and a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

How many towns have an elevator through a hill as public transport? When we were kids, the trip down was free so that we wouldn't hurtle down the hill on our bikes.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had never heard of this until the wonderful staff at i-site told us about it. Walking thru a tunnel into the hill, then ringing the bell and having a lovely old fashioned lift arrive. We paid the small fee and before we knew it the elevator was at the top. The lady running the lift had a delightful and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We spent a night in Wanganui recently and were told about this place by our motel operator. Wow what a spectacular place. We walked through the tunnel at the bottom (which was very poignant as it was close to Anzac day) and then took the elevator to the top. My 2 teenage boys were very impressed as the lady driver... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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