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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  • What an amazing project to conceive of and carry out immediately post WWI. The long walk along the entrance tunnel, the clanky old lift complete with long time attendant, and the view from the tower a...  more »
  • Panoramic views of Wanganui, the river and coastline. The tower was built to commemorate the fallen of the 1914-1918 war. Approach to the tower is by over 200 steps or by winding road, or an elevator,...  more »
  • If you are visiting Whanganui this is a must see attraction. Great Panasonic views of the surrounding district can be had from the top of this attraction from War Memorial Tower if you are energetic o...  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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