Bastia Hill Water Tower

13 Bastia Avenue, Whanganui

  • Bastia Hill Water Tower.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Rachel Connolly. Date: 28/12/2008.
  • .
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Alison Dangerfield. Date: 7/07/2008.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 970 Date Entered 2nd July 1982


City/District Council

Whanganui District


Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region

Legal description

Lots 19-21 & Trig Res DP 2448

Location description

Bastia Hill is one of two hills in Whanganui with towers. This is the water tower. The site was the site of a fortified pa Taumahaaute.

Designed by City Engineer Crofton Staveley and Principal Assistant Engineer A Gumbley. Height including dome is 50metres.

Was still providing water in 2013. Weight of tank when full 2000 tonnes.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1927 -

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.