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Durie Hill Memorial Tower

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Tower Crescent | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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The views from the top of the tower are marvellous whatever the weather. We arrived in a rain... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Allgoodthyngs
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Pleasant view of the town and surrounding areas

The was part of a pleasant walk around a nice town on the southern coast of the north island. Free... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
747idletraveller
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Tower Crescent | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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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.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

If you are fit enough, climb right to the top for amazing views for 360 degrees. Quite safe, hand rails and good quality steps.

Thank Molenders
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Got through the tunnel, in the old elevator, goes up the hill, and climb up the tower. Had amazing views from up there, Worth the trip on the weekend gateway with family.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

170 spiralling steps for a wonderful view! Worth the visit even on a very windy day! The kids loved it!

Thank Plasmon78
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