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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-472 2199
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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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Take a quick ride to the top!

Take ride up to the top and see much of Wellington. It only takes 7 minutes or so and is used by commuters everyday; this isn't a touristy thing. But tourists are welcome... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take ride up to the top and see much of Wellington. It only takes 7 minutes or so and is used by commuters everyday; this isn't a touristy thing. But tourists are welcome. While at the top, visit their nice museum and park grounds, where you can walk back down into the downtown. (Was raining the day we were there,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was really fun and nice views of Wellington was great way to spend a morning would have been better with less cloud but still great fun

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

Great views from the top and love the new lights in the tunnels as you ascend. Very efficient service too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've used the cable car infrequently and was delighted to find it now has a great light display illuminating the tunnels to add to the novelty and views down to the retail centre or ascending upto the Botanical Gardens. It's good value and runs until.late It is.accessible.for strollers.and wheelchairs.

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Whyalla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting and fun ride in the cable car up to the top of Mount Wellington. The views from the top were amazing. The cost of going up and down in the cable car was quite cheap. Worth doing

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Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A cheap way to get to the top of the botanical gardens and see the views over Wellington We took the one way ticket then walked down through the gardens the start of the car is down an alley currently lined with scaffolding so not real inviting but the trip was worth the $4 each one way

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant for a birds eye view of Wellington. For the tourists,I would try to avoid the cable car during the rush hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see the botanical garden this is the way to go to see it. Downtown station next to Mc Donalds in a dark and narrow lane is the cashier. Take the one way ticket up only because the way through the garden leads back downtown again, you save 50%! The garden is nice to see, in particular... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Trip was just ok. Takes you to the top and you can walk back down through the botanic garden. View out over Wellington from the top is decent. You spend a lot of time going through tunnels and the ride is short.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very kindly took us up here in the car & risked life & limb to do so, this was the day after the quake so you can imagine what the roads & traffic were like. Finally after looking at the post card of the cable car for 50+ years, this became a reality for me. Much appreciated Uncle, you didn't... More 

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