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Durie Hill Elevator

Whanganui, New Zealand
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  • Average5%
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“long tunnel” (29 reviews)
“war memorial” (19 reviews)
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 269 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost missed it, as you have to make sure you turn to your left when you are at the bottom - easily missed. But when you do go in it, it is a great experience.

Thank Virginie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A unique experience including the walk down the underground tunnel to get to the elevator. Once at the top the views over Whanganui & the river are great, even better if you climb either one of the towers at the top.

1  Thank Gabrielle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a short walk from the township, you enter a tunnel some 230m in length that goes straight into the side of a hill, where you get into a 98 year old lift. There is a lift operator who charges you $2 each way for...More

1  Thank phital
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like, a ride in a rickety elevator after an endless tunnel... but good views especially if you then head up the war memorial tower straight afterwards.... and you can walk down the steps to the river side after it all.

Thank EmmaRDS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of only two working elevators in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy a walk along the 205m entrance tunnel, then up the elevator to get an amazing view of historical Whanganui River and the central town area. The elevator, built in 1919, is listed by the...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a great little piece of history. The Durie Hill Elevator is effectively a mode of "public transport", and in NZ, this is completely unique. You walk into the hillside quite some metres in what looks like a bit like an old train tunnel...More

2  Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is must do in Wanganui, great views from the top and not often you can go in an underground elevator.

Thank Whitebait2NZ
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A must do whilst in Wanganui, same lady operating the lift for the last 45 years, classic kiwi stuff.

Thank vanagon84
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A wonderful little step back in history that doesn't take much time. If you are stopping, or even passing through Whanganui you must take a couple of minutes for this unique experience. From the entrance to the elevator and then the little windy staircase to...More

Thank Jessica962
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We walked through the tunnel and up the elevator had a look around, was raining but the views were beautiful perfect 360 views. On that note decided we would walk down. Today we have sore calves amazing steps. So glad we went and worth a...More

1  Thank Keza_WA
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