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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-472 2199
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
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The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car....

The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car. In just 5 minutes you will reach the top of the Botanic Garden where panoramic views of the city and harbour are the reward. You can also visit the Space Place Observatory here. Before you head back down make sure to visit the Cable Car Museum (free entry), which provides a history of the city's symbolic mode of transport and see the original cars and winding machinery on display. There are walking tracks that start at the top of the Cable Car if you're keen on a stroll back to the city. The Cable Cars leave every 10 minutes.

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Excellent view and a nice slice of history

This is an excellent way to view the city and harbour, well worth the price. The cable ars were clean well managed and the museum interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent way to view the city and harbour, well worth the price. The cable ars were clean well managed and the museum interesting.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cable car is definitely a must-do while in Wellington - affordable, great views, and convenient. One downside though is riding it with many other tourists which makes it a hassle to get a seat or take good photos. Taking a ride after 6 means that you will be riding with less people, still have the sun (sunsets at 9pm... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little snippet of Wellingtons past. Good prices, even a tunnel! The kids enjoyed the cable car museum at the top too!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A short and cheap trip to the top of the hill.($4 each way) Very pretty walk back to the city. If you can't walk down through the gardens or it is raining heavily then you can get a return trip for about $7. It is only a short ride but the views are great.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views from the botanical gardens, and an impressive gradient, but this is really an up and down tram. Good for little kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great view of the city and harbor. It's a short ride to a great view!! You must walk down thru the gardens as they are amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice and cheap way to get to the top which provides nice views of charming Wellington. The walk down is pleasant too with a great play park for the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cable car is fun to ride, and the museum at the top has an interesting display of the impact of the cable car on Wellington's development. Well worth the visit. Also lets you out at the uphill side of the botanic gardens, which allows a downhill ramble through the lovely grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the Cable Car on a Saturday morning from Lambton Quay station and there was a long queue waiting for the next service. I have taken the funicular in the past and it was good to use it again as there are stunning views of Central Wellington on the way up to Kelburn. From the top there are even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fun, cheap way to spend an hour or so. The ride up was fun and allows you to take in the city views. When at the top you can visit the Botanical gardens and take some time in the cable car museum.

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