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Wellington Cable Car

280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 2199
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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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280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I catch this almost weekly to head out of the city, and I walk past the top of it weekly. If you are visiting definitely worth a trip up on a clear day for a beautiful view out. You can walk back down to the...More

Thank fambamm2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cable car is iconic and special for Wellington, and the views at the top are stunning. However the prices to ride on the cable car keep going up, and the brief ride up or down the hill is more expensive than a ride on...More

Thank Tindust
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed this ride and the museum. Good afternoon spent in gardens.Great views at the top of wellington harbour.

Thank TravellingTracey01
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your lovely review! Space Place and Zealandia (via free shuttle) are also worth visiting, hope you have the chance to visit on your next arrival!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Accessible from town the takes you directly to the botanical gardens. Neat way to travel and quite. Can also stop off half way if needed

Thank michellelI1074HP
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Michelle, thank you for visiting! There are 3 intermediate stations, Clifton (The Terrace), Talavera and Salamanca (Victoria University).

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wellington cable car is a great way to visit the wellington botanical gardens. It starts from CBD and in short time takes you to the top to enjoy the beautiful wellington botantical gardens. If you plan to visit carter observatory oe Zealandia then also you...More

Thank RKD1972
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your lovely review, we're glad to see you enjoyed your trip! Cable Car is the quickest way to travel between Lambton Quay and Kelburn.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the short ride up to the top and walked back down. Its a great piece of history and worth the ride.

Thank Pete U
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pete, thank you for visiting, great to see you enjoyed your historic trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the cable car from the top of the hill into town. We had a 3.5, 2.5 and 1.5 year old with us and they thoroughly enjoyed riding the car. The driver was very good with the kids and gave them each a stamp....More

Thank Ems_Hame
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your lovely review, we're glad to see you and your family enjoyed your journey! Kids are always excited to see the light show in the tunnels.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the heart of downtown this easily accessible Cable Car gives you a ride to a great view, wonderful botanical park. You can also catch the shuttle bus to an Ecological Center-Zoolandia.

1  Thank brigidweese
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your lovely review, great to see you enjoyed your journey! The Zealandia free shuttle leaves from the top of the Cable Car.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cable Car is a Wellington landmark which has to be visited while visiting the city. The ride doesn't cost much and can be accessed from Lambton Quay. The Cable Car goes through a few tunnels which have light installations in them, making the ride more...More

Thank Viljami T
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your awesome review! The Cable Car travels through 3 tunnels (with light shows in two) and over 3 viaduct. Thank you again for supporting local attractions!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's only a short trip but it is worth it. Lovely views of the harbour and the city and it finishes and starts at two convenient locations, the botanical gardens and the main street of Lambton Quay.More

Thank Youie1966
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Youie, thank you for your awesome review! Yes, it is a short historic trip that takes about 5 minuts to get to the top/bottom, runs every 10 minutes between Lambton Quay (main shopping area) and Kelburn (Botanic Garden, Kelburn Lookout, Cable Car Museum,...More

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Christopher D
17 August 2017|
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Response from WCCL | Property representative |
Kia Ora, the quick historic trip takes about 5 minutes. The Cable Car runs every 10 minutes between Lambton Quay (city centre) and Kelburn (Top of Cable Car where other iconic attracions of Wellington are, such as: Kelburn... More
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bob3977
9 May 2016|
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Response from WCCL | Property representative |
Hi there, the walk back down through the Botanic Garden (following the Pohutukawa flower tiles) takes approximately 40 minutes and is mostly a downhill walk. You'll end up at the Reserve Bank which is opposite the Parliament... More
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Gloria F
5 December 2015|
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Response from Jean B | Reviewed this property |
As a NZ resident I was able to use my seniors gold card. You can take the car back down or walk, or even catch a bus at the top back to the city. It's certainly very cheap and well worth the trip to the top.
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