Fodor's Expert Review Durie Hill Lookout

Whanganui Viewpoint

This lookout, Whanganui's most popular attraction, provides spectacular views, but reaching it—via an elevator that runs through the hill—is something else. First, you walk through a 700-foot tunnel to the elevator shaft, and the elevator concierge at the top will see you on camera and lower the elevator for you (there's a charge for the elevator each way in cash only). Alternatively, you can climb several hundred steps to the lookout, plus another 176 steps up the nearby Durie Hill Memorial Tower.


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Durie Hill
Whanganui, Manawatu-Whanganui  4500, New Zealand

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Rate Includes: NZ$2 each way (cash only)

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