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A magnificent view point

This tower was opened in 1925 to commemorate the 513 young people from Wanganui and district who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clive R
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Lovely old Tower

Great views over the city and River, especially nice to show someone who had never been there before

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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Tower Crescent | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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All reviews worth the climb mount taranaki historical significance an awesome view open to the public south island the river plenty of parking durie hill steps snow cage elevator wwi tunnel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tower was opened in 1925 to commemorate the 513 young people from Wanganui and district who died in WW1. To get to the top, one has to ascend via 176 spiral steps to take in some very expansive views. In the right conditions one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clive R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Great views over the city and River, especially nice to show someone who had never been there before

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anjajennings
Reviewed 15 October 2018

From the top of the tower, on a sunny day with snow on Mt Taranaki, and Mt Ruapehu, there isn't a better view in the world. It is panoramic, from the mountains to the sea. The tower is child safe, the top is completely enclosed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GerryKNZ
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The views from the top of the tower are marvellous whatever the weather. We arrived in a rain shower but it soon passed over. The 104 foot tower has 176 steps and was build as a memorial to those from the area who died during...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The was part of a pleasant walk around a nice town on the southern coast of the north island. Free to enter and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 747idletraveller
Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is a fantastic sight to see and best still, its FREE. View from the top across Wanganui is awesome

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This tower on duties hill. The elevator was appreciated to get to the top of the hill. We climbed the 176 steps but the views were worth it when we got to the top. The Durie tower is a memorial to the fallen in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

About 176 steps up the 104 foot tower but a great view once there and a reminder of all those from the area who died during WWI. From here I saw the paddle steamer going up the river, which a local friend recommended when I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Ronah802
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Very interesting construction and fabulous view but a long way up the spiral staircase! Just a shoirt walk from the elevator but you can opark outside

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 2 February 2018

head up to the two towers at the top of Durie Hill [you can go via a walk-in tunnel and elevator] for magnificent views of the city, the river and the sea.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter H
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