Whanganui, a city on the west coast of North Island, New Zealand, is located on the banks of river Whanganui, 193 km north of Wellington.
River Whanganui joins Tasman sea here.
Durie hill war memorial built in 1926 in memory of veterans of world war 1 is an imposing structure in Whanganui. A flight of stairs leads to the top of the hill.
Durie hill also has 66 metres high Elevator, built in 1919. This is New Zealand’s only public underground elevator, with a pedestrian tunnel leading to the base of the elevator.
Durie hill offers panoramic views of the city, Tasman Sea, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki.
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