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Durie Hill Elevator

Whanganui, New Zealand
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  • Average7%
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Travellers talk about
“long tunnel” (32 reviews)
“memorial tower” (22 reviews)
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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"long tunnel"
in 32 reviews
"memorial tower"
in 22 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 14 reviews
"walked down"
in 7 reviews
"lovely lady"
in 6 reviews
"public transport"
in 5 reviews
"ring the bell"
in 5 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 5 reviews
"southern hemisphere"
in 7 reviews
"the river"
in 34 reviews
"unique attraction"
in 4 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 7 reviews
"underground tunnel"
in 5 reviews
"both ways"
in 3 reviews
"great view of the town"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
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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

Thank marianne a
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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

Thank Allgoodthyngs
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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

Thank Dave P
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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.

Thank Susan H
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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

Thank jd7772016
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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

Thank 747idletraveller
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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

Thank jenners2014
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Drive or walk to the top of the hill for great views of the surrounding area. A good orientation for newcomers to the area.

Thank Pdunchob
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

This is an incredible and historic attraction in Wanganui. The walk to from the top of Durie Hill to the bottom (Rivers edge) is a great way to experience and understand why the Residents organised for ths to be installed. Greta that it is still...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Durie Hill Underground Elevator is across the river bridge form the centre of Wanganui. Access is through a long pedestrian tunnel and then you’re welcomed aboard the elevator for the 66 metre ride to the top for $2NZ. The tunnel is over 200 metres...More

Thank Jon_Janet
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