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Durie Hill Elevator

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Address: Whanganui, New Zealand
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Built in 1915 by a visionary developer to attract buyers to his housing development on top of the hill. Rattles and clanks a bit but quite fun if you're up to it. Climb the towers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
gorgle
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Thames, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

...But the elevator it's nothing special, but it makes it easy to go up the hill. Otherwise by stairs or with a car. But when you are at the top, it's a really nice view ! Don't forget coins, it's $2 each person !!! No eftpos !!!

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Built in 1915 by a visionary developer to attract buyers to his housing development on top of the hill. Rattles and clanks a bit but quite fun if you're up to it. Climb the towers for a great view of the town and coast. Can view the mountains on a clear day I'm told

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Thank gorgle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it was just an average experience. not much of excitement. however, at the top, its cool. windy, awesome view of the city.

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Thank jasper_bear_polar
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tunnel up to the tower is one of the oldest. Its surely worth the walk into the lift, which is also old. A unique ride for sure. Do it people!

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Hastings
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the time to visit, walk thru the ground level tunnel to the elevator or start at the top of the hill & come down in the elevator. It's great for all ages. Great views at the top. It's a very old historic part of Wanganui.

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Thank Sue T
new zeland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always wanted to go and glad I've been. It's old, it rattles and it's historic ..... what more do you want?

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Thank majnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction coming with a long history, a nearly 100 years old Elevator with horizontal tunnel at the bottom to connect Anzac Parade, a reliable service for the local community. Historically local residents use this elevator and tunnel to make easy shortcut without climbing steep stairs for 65m height difference. It cost $2 for one trip, or $4 return for... More 

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unprepared for this exursion and on prompting from partner, I entered the a ordinary Anzac Parade entrance to find myself no longer in suburbia but in in a long, completely white tunnel ... something like Alice ... disconcerting but absolutely fascinating. Nothing to do but keep walking ... lift up to observatory promised to be at the end ... and... More 

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Thank HelenJG786
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view from the top, despite bad weather. Next time we would walk up the path as the elevator itself was a bit scary!!

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Thank Titirangitribe
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of two hill elevators in the world, this experience is a must do. Great views from the top. Not too expensive. Cosy elevator ride to the top with an operator. Good views from the top. Go on a sunny day as clouds may restrict your view. The walk down the hill is suitable for adults and children, but wouldn't... More 

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