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Durie Hill Elevator

Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Wanganui
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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

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

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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Taree NSW Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
56 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a must if you are in Wanganui. Parking is plentiful and free, at the bottom. You enter, by going through a 200+m tunnel, ring a bell for the elevator and for $2 each adult, up you go to the top of Durie Hill. At the top, if you wish, you can climb 176 steps to the top of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Great place for good views of the city and river. Easy to find from the highway, and plenty of free parking.

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New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Or the other way round. It's a wonderful view from the top and lots of fun getting there. Also a great place to take visitors to Whanganui for something a little unique and interesting.

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Melbourne
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When in Wanganui you must visit the Drury Hill elevator. It is two years short of its centennary, and its creaks and groans show its age. It still works though and a trip costs an amazing $2.00 each way! There are great views from the top, and even better views if you climb the 174 steps to the top of... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Kids had heaps of fun running up the steps, nanny not too far behind -but be prepared to 'puff' a little bit! There is a loo at the top on the left hand side opposite the "tower". We took the lift down - which was very cool, and walking through the tunnel was fun.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you’re visiting Wanganui you must take time out to visit the Durie Hill Elevator. A fantastic piece of Wanganui history that still has a large role to play in modern day Wanganui. Superb views from the top add to the total experience.

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