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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wee outing, doesn't take to much time but unique attraction to visit. We drove up Durie Hill, walked down, then went through the tunnel and used escalator up. Small charge, so take some cash

Thank Gathergoods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not for the clautraphobic. You enter via a long tunnel about 500 meters from the river side. The elevator only takes 3/4 people at a time and is a bit jerky, after all it is over 100 years old. It is well maintained....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wow!! Who knew this existed?? Should be more widely advertised, known about. Incredible tunnel and overall attraction. Thank-you Whanganui Council for keeping this alive!

Thank Dee20202
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A 100 yeard walk along a dank tunnel brings you to the elevator and up you go - and then you have two towers with phenominal views of Wanganui- and the hinterland. The towers are well worht visiting and you can also drive to the...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was better than I thought it would be... you can park in a small (free) carpark at the bottom of the hill next to the entrance to the tunnel.... the tunnel itself is an easy but erie walk (well lit though) into the hillside...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We went up the elevator and then climbed the tower and walked back down the steps. View from the top worth the effort.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Durie Hill Tower and Elevator are an iconic part of Wanganui. The top of the tower provides panoramic views of Wanganui. Must visit for a tourist.

Thank Lana_RM
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The Durie Hill elevator is at once daily public transport for some and tourist attraction for others. Either way, getting to the top affords terrific views of the city (especially on a fine day) and remains a part of Whanganui's history. Something quirky to include...More

Thank Kathryn M
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