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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 r...  more »
  • The Durie Hill elevator is located beyond the city bridge from Whanganui, so on the other side. An elevator, which was built as an access to the residential area of Durie Hill and over a 213 m deep tunnel to the mountain can be reached. The elevator from 1919 rattles operated by a nice old lady then, 65.8 m upwards. That are also worth the 2 NZD. Learn more about Whanganui and New Zealand in my blog on my profile.
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  • always good fun
  • Unexpected!
  • Nice place for jogging
  • All of the Whanganui, overlooking a wonderful place.
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  • Apart from the elevator outside the female attendant unfriendly to Chinese, here is well worth it to visit your place!
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