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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great way to get to the top of the hill to see the views over Wanganui. Has been around for many years. Must be handy for residents too

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, at first we didn't find it - and took the bicycles to ride up the hill, but on the way down. Nice view from top.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the quirky and interesting historical experiences any visitor to Whanganui should do... unless you have a fear of elevators. At the top, make sure you climb the stairs to the roof of the lift and take in the views. If you...More

Thank TommoTNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tunnel walk and lift to the top of Jurie hill..the view of Whanganui was magnificent. Well worth doing if visiting this wee city.

Thank Janine45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panoramic views from the top, ample parking. Historic elevator takes you down to a tunnel that goes through to the river, worth a try but some of my elderly friends found it a bit bumpy and scary! Fun for the kids, at the top there's...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has got to a place to visit. You not only get exercise, but you learn about the elevator and get to experience a ride in it if you so choose. Ride up - walk down - or reverse - well worth the visit. So...More

Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Best plan, unless you are determined not to spend a paltry couple of dollars ( in which case take the stairs) is to go up in the ancient but fun lift and then walk back down. That is after appreciating the fine views from the...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing views from the top of whanganui and the river. This lift is historic and very different. Cheap to take the lift one way and walk the other. Definitely worth doing.

Thank Ah62
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It really doesn't offer much entertainment at all. The old rickety lift and history behind it all was interesting but really not worth spending the time or money, even though it is cheap it would've been better spent on a coffee in one hand while...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great fun going to the top of the hill in the lift then walking down all the stairs. A really nice view of whanganui at the top.

Thank Bronwyn H
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