Durie Hill Elevator, Whanganui

4.6
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. To visit Durie Hill Elevator on your holiday in Whanganui, and find out what else Whanganui has to offer, use our Whanganui travel planner.
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  • October 7, 2017
    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.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    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  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    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...  more »
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  • August 8, 2017
    The lady was very polite and answered all my questions
  • February 8, 2017
    always good fun
  • May 19, 2016
    Nice place for jogging
  • April 9, 2017
    Unexpected!
  • May 21, 2016
    All of the Whanganui, overlooking a wonderful place.
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