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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  • Best plan, unless you are determined not to spend a paltry couple of dollars ( in which case take the stairs) is to go up in the ancient but fun lift and then walk back down. That is after appreciatin...  more »
  • Amazing views from the top of whanganui and the river. This lift is historic and very different. Cheap to take the lift one way and walk the other. Definitely worth doing.  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
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  • The lady was very polite and answered all my questions
  • always good fun
  • Nice place for jogging
  • Unexpected!
  • All of the Whanganui, overlooking a wonderful place.
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