Durie Hill Elevator, Whanganui

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Ride up to panoramic views on Durie Hill Elevator, New Zealand's first public underground elevator. Soak up views of the Tasman Sea and surrounding mountains on the platform at the end of the line, and climb the adjacent 33.5 m (110 ft) memorial tower for an even greater vantage point. Built in 1919, the elevator represents a historical local landmark as well as an important local thoroughfare. If you need some exercise, a 191-step walkway also accesses the hilltop, so feel free to take the elevator up and the stairs down, or vice-versa. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Durie Hill Elevator and many more Whanganui attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Whanganui vacation builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great historic elevator and amazing views of whanganui - scary as heck spiral steps up to viewing platform  more »
  • You have several ways to get on the Hill across the river. By car, on the stairs or the elevator, which is celebrating his dog he year-anniversary in two years. The ride with the elevator costs 2 NZD. It wobbles pretty good in the old part. The ride is short, but worthwhile. By practice, we had a beautiful view to the sea, over the river and through the city.
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  • An interesting elevator and it provides nice niews over Whanganui. Much better for photographs of the town, river and distant volcanoes. Well worth the visit but be prepared to climb a spiral staicase...  more »
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  • Amazing experience. Well worth doing if you are visiting Whanganui.
  • Nice place for jogging
  • 除了电梯女值班员对华人的不友善以外,这里是非常值得来观光一下去处!
  • All of the Whanganui, overlooking a wonderful place.
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