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“Top of the list” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Durie Hill Elevator

Durie Hill Elevator
Wanganui, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Wanganui
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Top of the list”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

If you do not do anything else in Whanganui, do this. Forget the car, save the planet and go in the lift. It's cheap, very exciting for the children and the view is great. Then climb the adjacent tower up the circular staircase. You can see Mt Ruapehu even from the tower bottom. When you go back down in the lift, enjoy the echo in the tunnel, which of course is best at the tunnel entrance. Forget mould : I did not notice any.

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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147 reviews 147 reviews
47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“An elevator in a hill!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Its pretty special, and cheap. Worth taking the kids up - how often do you get to go in an elevator in a hill!

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maraekakaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The Elevator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

$4 return, cool experience, lovely lady who took us in the elevator and gave us some good history, well worth the experience.

Visited December 2012
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Kontich, Belgium
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47 attraction reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“view from the tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Beautiful view of the river and the city and surely worthwhile the trip to pass by. Usually on the way heading south.

Visited November 2012
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Durie Hill elevator”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Not a good experience, moldy & smelly, should be free. it's better to go by car up the road for the magnificent views of the township which are truly stunning.

Visited September 2012
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