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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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The elevator (lift) was built less than 100 years ago and simply takes you from the top of the hill to the bottom. However, as elevators travel vertically. they built a tunnel 200... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kiwiseley
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The elevator (lift) was built less than 100 years ago and simply takes you from the top of the hill to the bottom. However, as elevators travel vertically. they built a tunnel 200 metres into the hill to reach the elevator. If travelling on foot, walk over the city bridge and the entrance to the elevator tunnel is just over... More 

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Thank Kiwiseley
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...But the elevator it's nothing special, but it makes it easy to go up the hill. Otherwise by stairs or with a car. But when you are at the top, it's a really nice view ! Don't forget coins, it's $2 each person !!! No eftpos !!!

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Thank India2012
Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1915 by a visionary developer to attract buyers to his housing development on top of the hill. Rattles and clanks a bit but quite fun if you're up to it. Climb the towers for a great view of the town and coast. Can view the mountains on a clear day I'm told

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Thank gorgle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was just an average experience. not much of excitement. however, at the top, its cool. windy, awesome view of the city.

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Thank jasper_bear_polar
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tunnel up to the tower is one of the oldest. Its surely worth the walk into the lift, which is also old. A unique ride for sure. Do it people!

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Hastings
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the time to visit, walk thru the ground level tunnel to the elevator or start at the top of the hill & come down in the elevator. It's great for all ages. Great views at the top. It's a very old historic part of Wanganui.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always wanted to go and glad I've been. It's old, it rattles and it's historic ..... what more do you want?

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction coming with a long history, a nearly 100 years old Elevator with horizontal tunnel at the bottom to connect Anzac Parade, a reliable service for the local community. Historically local residents use this elevator and tunnel to make easy shortcut without climbing steep stairs for 65m height difference. It cost $2 for one trip, or $4 return for... More 

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unprepared for this exursion and on prompting from partner, I entered the a ordinary Anzac Parade entrance to find myself no longer in suburbia but in in a long, completely white tunnel ... something like Alice ... disconcerting but absolutely fascinating. Nothing to do but keep walking ... lift up to observatory promised to be at the end ... and... More 

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Thank HelenJG786
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view from the top, despite bad weather. Next time we would walk up the path as the elevator itself was a bit scary!!

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