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Lovely old Tower

Great views over the city and River, especially nice to show someone who had never been there before

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
You have to do this if you are visiting Wanganui.

From the top of the tower, on a sunny day with snow on Mt Taranaki, and Mt Ruapehu, there isn't a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Tower Crescent | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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All reviews worth the climb mount taranaki an awesome view open to the public durie hill plenty of parking the river worth a visit steps mountains snow elevator tunnel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views over the city and River, especially nice to show someone who had never been there before

Thank anjajennings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the top of the tower, on a sunny day with snow on Mt Taranaki, and Mt Ruapehu, there isn't a better view in the world. It is panoramic, from the mountains to the sea. The tower is child safe, the top is completely enclosed...More

Thank GerryKNZ
Reviewed 16 May 2018

The views from the top of the tower are marvellous whatever the weather. We arrived in a rain shower but it soon passed over. The 104 foot tower has 176 steps and was build as a memorial to those from the area who died during...More

1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The was part of a pleasant walk around a nice town on the southern coast of the north island. Free to enter and well worth the visit.

1  Thank 747idletraveller
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This is a fantastic sight to see and best still, its FREE. View from the top across Wanganui is awesome

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This tower on duties hill. The elevator was appreciated to get to the top of the hill. We climbed the 176 steps but the views were worth it when we got to the top. The Durie tower is a memorial to the fallen in the...More

Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

About 176 steps up the 104 foot tower but a great view once there and a reminder of all those from the area who died during WWI. From here I saw the paddle steamer going up the river, which a local friend recommended when I...More

1  Thank Ronah802
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Very interesting construction and fabulous view but a long way up the spiral staircase! Just a shoirt walk from the elevator but you can opark outside

Thank Baldbutsexy
Reviewed 1 February 2018

head up to the two towers at the top of Durie Hill [you can go via a walk-in tunnel and elevator] for magnificent views of the city, the river and the sea.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

If you are fit enough, climb right to the top for amazing views for 360 degrees. Quite safe, hand rails and good quality steps.

Thank Molenders
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