Whanganui Durie tower

Welcome to a very tall Middle-Earth Monday! When you visit Whanganui this tower is easy to spot! The Durie Tower in Whanganui is a real treat for locals ans tourists alike with a cute vintage lift and the outstanding view.

The Durie Tower

You can find a brief history here. The tower is at the top of a lift built in 1919. The lift (elevator) is still used every day by local people and visiting tourists. People climb the tower and this is what they see……

The sweeping view from the top looks over the Whanganui River and the town itself beyond. The broad sweeping curves of the water seem to flow on forever, and at 290 kms/180 miles it is the third longest river in New Zealand. The river itself seems almost a living spiritual thing and people of many faiths and beliefs feel a resonance here. It is a special place for local Maori tribes (iwi).

Dash Kitten image Whanganui River

Summer continues here in New Zealand, we hope our Northern Hemisphere readers don’t have it too cold or wet. When you visit Whanganui we hpe you enjoy it as much as we did!

REMINDER :- If you have not got your ticket for BlogPaws – Mum has a sekrit 10% off coupon you can use BP16-Amb-Marjorie10

Harvey Button
Middle-Earth Correspondent
Harvey from DashKitten.com









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  1. Deziz World

    January 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Dat’s purretty cool. Hope you have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


  2. Ellen Pilch

    January 20, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Very interesting. I wish I was going to Blog Paws so I could meet your Mom.


  3. The Menagerie Mom

    January 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

    What great pictures! I just love that tower. Summer sounds nice right about now – we’ve been hanging out at about 0 degrees F lately.


  4. Random Felines

    January 20, 2016 at 2:56 am

    so pretty…..if mom were into traveling more, this would be on the list


  5. meowmeowmans

    January 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    That tower is awesome. And what a view! We’d love to visit it someday. 🙂


  6. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    January 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    One day Mom L will be visiting that tower for sure. purrs


  7. Flynn

    January 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    That is a wonderful view from that tower.


  8. Seville at Nerissa's Life

    January 19, 2016 at 6:59 am

    When you said tall, I had no idea you meant, TALL. That’s one super-duper tall tower, for sure. MOUSES!


  9. Brian Frum

    January 19, 2016 at 4:03 am

    That tower sure is cool and so is that view!


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