North Island's West Coast Sights

Durie Hill Lookout

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  • Wanganui
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This lookout provides spectacular views, but reaching it—via an elevator that runs through the hill—is something else. On the opposite side of the river from the city center, directly across the bridge from the bottom of Victoria Avenue, you first walk through a 700-foot tunnel to the elevator shaft. The elevator concierge, who waits at the top, will see you on camera and lower the elevator for you. Alternatively, you can climb several hundred steps up to the lookout, plus another 176 steps up the nearby Durie Hill Memorial Tower.

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Durie Hill, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4500, New Zealand

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  • NZ$2 each way (cash only)

Published 08/30/2016


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