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“memorial tower”(26 reviews)
Whanganui, New Zealand
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All reviews long tunnel memorial tower spiral staircase walked down lovely lady ring the bell the river tunnel entrance unique attraction well worth the effort viewing platform piece of history a lot of fun worth a visit steps ride echo
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a must do unique experience. It only costs $2 each way and takes you up to spectacular views of the city and surrounding area

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun & cheap thing to do in Whanganui. The lady operating the lift was friendly & helpful. Definitely recommend getting the elevator rather than walking up the hill/steps!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lubylou31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a trip up the underground elevator which was a lot of fun for an out of Towner. The walk up the tower and lookout gave some amazing views. Definitely recommend checking this place out if you have kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LauraE2770
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the elevator down 66 metres through the ground and then walked the 213 metre tunnel to the river. A great piece of history and an interesting structure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PennyG922
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
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