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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, 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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CAble Car had good view for the country will come again to visit this country. We enjoy the trip and nice view

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

CAble Car had good view for the country will come again to visit this country. We enjoy the trip and nice view

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Gibraltar, Europe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved it amazing way to reach the top the tunnels are all lit up and in the evening you can appreciate it even more great place to walk around when to visit the botanical gardens

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Wellington after a 5 hour drive and dropped our bags at our hotel then walked to the bottom of this attraction which is in the middle of the city. Cheap, quick and reliable. We visited the botanical gardens and returned. Good views at the top.

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Thank Paul S
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cable Car takes a straight line up from Lambton Quay in the city centre to the Botanic Gardens. The ride is only a few minutes in duration, but at $4 each way, or $7 return, it's affordable. And it is quite steep to walk up, so would be useful to the less than athletic who are keen to access... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An historic and iconic experience when you are in Wellington. Brightened up with interesting lighting under the tunnels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Wellington cable car experience is maybe the less scaring attraction in New Zealand, a country where bungee jumping is the most popular sport after rugby! Cable cars are old-fashion amusements, and may seem boring and pointless for our modern society where everything can be quickly reached by car. So, if you feel like experiencing a "vintage" cable car trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the cablecar one way, enjoyed very much the ride and view! And at NZD4.- quite affordable. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our ride up to the top of the hill was good fun. The price of $4 one way or $7.50 return is reasonable. The weather on the day was not sunny but the view at the top was still super. We looked in at the cable car museum which is interesting and free. We then walked down through the Botanical... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok as a novelty but make the trip up and read the story but dont expect anything great. Walk back to the city via the settlers cemetery which is great. Dont walk up the hill unless you are super fit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it was very windy on our day in Wellington, we were on a cruise ship but no where was packed. We waited about 10 minutes for the cable car we brought a return ticket for £7.50. The views are amazing from the top, you can walk around and there is a cable car museum, you can also take a... More 

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