War Memorial Tower


   

Address: Durie Hill Memorial Tower‎ Tower Crescent, Durie Hill, Wanganui 4500

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  • The War Memorial Tower was built in 1925 from fossilized shell rock and is 33.5 metres tall. It has 176 spiral steps which lead you up to the viewing platform at the top from which you can an experience an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of Wanganui. From here you can see as far as Mount Tarankai, Ruapehu and the Tasman Sea.

    Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


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    The War Memorial Tower was built in 1925 from fossilized shell rock and is 33.5 metres tall. It has 176 spiral steps which lead you up to the viewing platform at the top from which you can an experience an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of Wanganui. From here you can see as far as Mount Tarankai, Ruapehu and the Tasman Sea.

    Opening hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm


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Queens Park


   

Address: Queens Park, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui

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  • The cultural centre of Whanganui, Queens Park is home to the iconic Sarjeant Gallery, housing a nationally significant art collection, Whanganui Regional Museum, the Alexander Heritage Library, the Davis Central City Library and the War Memorial Centre and Veterans Steps.

    Surrounding the Queens Park buildings are green open spaces ideal for a picnic and to view the river and central city area. Queens Park is also home to Handspan, a tactile sculpture celebrating peace and featuring 4000 individual handprints.


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Queens Park


Address: Queens Park, Wanganui

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    The cultural centre of Whanganui, Queens Park is home to the iconic Sarjeant Gallery, housing a nationally significant art collection, Whanganui Regional Museum, the Alexander Heritage Library, the Davis Central City Library and the War Memorial Centre and Veterans Steps.

    Surrounding the Queens Park buildings are green open spaces ideal for a picnic and to view the river and central city area. Queens Park is also home to Handspan, a tactile sculpture celebrating peace and featuring 4000 individual handprints.


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The Tram Shed


Phone: 06 345 7034    

Address: Moutoa Quay, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand

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  • The Tram Shed houses the No.12 Tram which carried locals about town in the early 20th century. The tram has undergone a full restoration and will be running again in 2013 on the new tram track along the riverfront.


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The Tram Shed

Phone: 06 345 7034

Address: Moutoa Quay, Wanganui 4500, New Zealand

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    The Tram Shed houses the No.12 Tram which carried locals about town in the early 20th century. The tram has undergone a full restoration and will be running again in 2013 on the new tram track along the riverfront.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


   

Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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Old Cemetery Heritage Walks


Address: 11 Heads Road, Wanganui

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    Old Cemetery Heritage Walk. Heads Road Cemetery. One of the oldest European cemeteries in New Zealand, the first burial recorded here was in November 1843. A brochure (available from the i-SITE) provides information on many significant people and events in Wanganuis history.


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Durie Hill Elevator


   

Address: Blyth Street / Durie Hill Elevator, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • Located opposite the Whanganui City Bridge at the bottom of Victoria Avenue, the Durie Hill pedestrian tunnel leads to the historic Durie Hill Elevator. Built in 1919, it is the only earthbound elevator in New Zealand. A pedestrian tunnel leads 205 metres inside the hill to the elevator which rises 66 metres.

    Two viewpoints are located at the top, one (the orange tower) above the elevator's machinery room and the other on the nearby War Memorial Tower. 

    A walkway beside the elevator tower offers an alternative route descending 191 steps to the City Bridge.

    The elevator is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, closed Christmas Day.


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Durie Hill Elevator


Address: Durie Hill, Wanganui

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    Located opposite the Whanganui City Bridge at the bottom of Victoria Avenue, the Durie Hill pedestrian tunnel leads to the historic Durie Hill Elevator. Built in 1919, it is the only earthbound elevator in New Zealand. A pedestrian tunnel leads 205 metres inside the hill to the elevator which rises 66 metres.

    Two viewpoints are located at the top, one (the orange tower) above the elevator's machinery room and the other on the nearby War Memorial Tower. 

    A walkway beside the elevator tower offers an alternative route descending 191 steps to the City Bridge.

    The elevator is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, closed Christmas Day.


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Moutoa Gardens / Pakaitore


   

Address: Moutoa Gardens, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4500

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  • Named after the Battle of Moutoa Island in the Second Taranaki War in 1864, the Park contains a memorial to the battle. Historically, Pakaitore was a traditional fi shing settlement for hundreds of years and later became a marketplace.

    Overlooked from the District Courthouse, these quiet gardens contain mature native and exotic trees, and several memorials.


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Moutoa Gardens / Pakaitore


Address: Corner of Market Place and Taupo Quay, Wanganui

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    Named after the Battle of Moutoa Island in the Second Taranaki War in 1864, the Park contains a memorial to the battle. Historically, Pakaitore was a traditional fi shing settlement for hundreds of years and later became a marketplace.

    Overlooked from the District Courthouse, these quiet gardens contain mature native and exotic trees, and several memorials.


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Bastia Hill Water Tower


   

Address: Bastia Avenue, Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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  • The Bastia Hill tower was built in the 1920s to supply water to the newly-developing suburbs of Bastia and Durie Hills.  

    Bastia Hill tower stands higher that the War Memorial tower on Durie Hill.  The height of the bottom of the Bastia tank is 55m above the highest part of Durie Hill, giving 530kPa static pressure.

    The water tower received a thorough maintenance checkup and concrete refurbishment in the 1990s, and is still providing water over ninety years after it was built.


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Bastia Hill Water Tower


Address: Bastia Avenue, Bastia HIll, Wanganui

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    The Bastia Hill tower was built in the 1920s to supply water to the newly-developing suburbs of Bastia and Durie Hills.  

    Bastia Hill tower stands higher that the War Memorial tower on Durie Hill.  The height of the bottom of the Bastia tank is 55m above the highest part of Durie Hill, giving 530kPa static pressure.

    The water tower received a thorough maintenance checkup and concrete refurbishment in the 1990s, and is still providing water over ninety years after it was built.


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Whanganui Regional Museum


Phone: 06 349 1110    

Address: Whanganui Regional Museum, Watt Street, Wanganui

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  • Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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Whanganui Regional Museum

Phone: 06 349 1110

Address: War Memorial Hall, Watt Street, wanganui

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    Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui Set in the heart of Whanganuis cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves and hates, their dramas and their domesticity.


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