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Durie Hill Elevator
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Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Whanganui
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Top of the list”
Reviewed January 11, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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178 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“An elevator in a hill!!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The Elevator”
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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185 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“view from the tower”
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
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Durie Hill elevator”
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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