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“long tunnel”(32 reviews)
“memorial tower”(26 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand
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All reviews long tunnel memorial tower spiral staircase walked down lovely lady public transport ring the bell southern hemisphere the river tunnel entrance unique attraction excellent view well worth the effort viewing platform piece of history short walk worth a visit
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Disappointed but relieved the broken cable was being replaced, we will definitely return for a visit. Still climbed rooftop for the view then up the memorial tower behind. Kids loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NakiFamilyWalkabout
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is a quirky thing to do whilst in Whanganui. The view from the top of the elevator building is awesome. Be warned though, it costs $2 to use the elevator and it's cash only. Information I wish they'd given us at the I-site before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank joeyb66
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Fun long hall leading to this old elevator. Yes it’s novel and fun but there is no reason to go out of your way to take it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank voyageusefolleRoma
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This is a fascinating activity, unlike anything else in the world. I love dropping visitors at the bottom with a couple of gold coins and sending them into the tunnel. Then I drive to the top and meet them. They are generally ever so slightly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marianne a
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We'd just had a look at the fantastic view from the memorial tower on Drurie Hill just 20 yards from the elevator so felt we'd already had the better view. We could see that the elevator had its uses perhaps for local people people on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 7 May 2018

You have to do this. A really novel experience and the climb to the top of the War memorial once you get to the top of Drurie hill is a must do. The views are sensational

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I parked my car up durie hill and took the elevator and walked down to the city for lunch. $2 each way. Such a different tourist attraction for minimal charge.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SusanH343
Reviewed 9 April 2018

What a wonderful experience. Lady at the Isite suggested we use the elevator to go to the lookout as it is a working piece of history. Not having seen an elevator operator for years it was great riding on the old clunker with a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jd7772016
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Walked up the steps to visit the memorial tower and then used this lift (a piece of working, living history!) to return to the bottom of the hill. There's a record of it's creation on the walls of the access tunnel - well worth a...More

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

Lovely old clanking elevator at the end of a tunnel. Rang the bell and a lady appeared with the lift. The views on top the pump house were good, as were the ones on top of the memorial tower. We took the steps back down.We'll...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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