Durie Hill Elevator, Whanganui

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Make sure to park your car at the top of the hill and walk down the stairs first, as there is more parking up top. The elevator starts with a 200m tunnel, this is one of the longest and clearest echoe...  read more »
  • This was such a fun thing to do which we nearly gave a miss to! The 213m long tunnel walk to the creaky elevator is in itself and experience. We climbed to the top of the War Memorium and the view was...  read more »
  • Such a cool thing to do with kids, after a walk down a very long echoey tunnel which the kids loved you arrive at a big door. The lift arrived and a lady greeted us, in the short journey up we found o...  read more »
  • Amazing experience. Well worth doing if you are visiting Whanganui.
  • Nice place for jogging
  • All of the Whanganui, overlooking a wonderful place.
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