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Durie Hill Elevator

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Address: Wanganui, New Zealand

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For the best photos of Whananui go on the Durie Hill Elevator

If it is a clear day, and you are wanting great photos of Whanganui town, and river out to the ocean and over towards Ruapehu and Taranaki mountains, go on the Durie Hill... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If it is a clear day, and you are wanting great photos of Whanganui town, and river out to the ocean and over towards Ruapehu and Taranaki mountains, go on the Durie Hill Elevator, and up to the look out, you wont be disappointed

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have always enjoyed taking visitors to this unique feature. Start by walking through the hill tunnel , kids love the echoes, then take the elevator ride. Then choose between climbing the spiral staircase up the Memorial Tower. Those less fit or wishing to video the view access the top of the elevator roof. The view is from Ruapehu to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you want a unique introspective experience, walk the tunnel by yourself! A very surreal walk into the hillside to the "push for elevator" button. Be sure to have some change for the willy wonka elevator ride! Amazing!

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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We didn't go up the elevator, we went up the other tower. I actually climbed the 100+ stairs to the top. The view is amazing.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Many of a time I have been up this elevator past all of the arts of Artists we all know. Its a step back in time - but a must to do.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have to praise it as my grandfather was a tunneler on this project completed in 1916 to give access to the new suburb above which prior to that had been a massive steep climb. The tunnel is 213 metres in then over 60 metres up in the elevator which rattles its way up at $2 per person trip. Once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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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Address: Address: Wanganui, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Wanganui

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