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Wellington Cable Car

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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...more
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280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s a “touristy thing” to do , but fun.....especially for children, and provides a lovely view of the city of Wellington and the bay/harbor. Instead of buying a round trip ticket , just pay to go up. There is a nice coffee shop/lunch restaurant at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank alycebeard
Reviewed yesterday

Fun ride from the botanical gardens to downtown and return. A definite must while in Wellington. Well worth the money spent for the ride.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed yesterday

A great way to get to the top and view the vista of Wellington then meander down through the gardens on foot.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kim O
Reviewed yesterday

I couldn't believe how cheap it was to go on this. The views are amazing. I wish we would have walked down although I believe its very steep. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank June G
Reviewed yesterday

Stunning views of the city going up and the walk down through the lovely botanical gardens was relaxing and peaceful.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank llannie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take this charming little cable car through the tunnel from the downtown area of Wellington up to the top Kleburn area to see the gardens and museum. It's inexpensive and interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank deelveetee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a Wellington icon. It’s been around for several decades, but never loses its appeal. The Cable Car runs between Lambton Quay shops at the bottom and Kelburn at the top. At the bottom you’ll find shops, cafes and office blocks. At the top...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Ali_Hawkins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It wasn’t a bad experience but it was underwhelming. Views were ok from the top. Go to the wharf instead.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karenhM1146NH
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another must. A fascinating history and a good museum. Spectacular views of the city and a great walk down through the botanical gardens to the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main attractions in Wellington are the Sanctuary and the Botanic garden; you come there by cable car. Do not bye return ticket! Come down on feet, it is easy and nice

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Zeituni
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14 January 2019|
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Response from wellingt0nkirby | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking in the city - note this has a 2 hour time limit and charges in the weekend. There are longer term carparks at Te Papa and also under the Westpac stadium (providing there isn’t a game in that day). The... More
14 January 2019|
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Response from Wellington C | Property representative |
Kia Ora! There is no public parking at the Cable Car. The nearest parking buildings are at: Queens Wharf The Terrace for Lambton Quay Terminal The Skyline at 1 Upland Road, Kelburn (top of the Cable Car) There are also paid... More
3 September 2018|
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Response from Wellington C | Property representative |
Kia Ora, the route may seem long on the map but Space Place is only two minutes away from the Kelburn Terminal. Once you come out of the Cable Car at the Kelburn Terminal, walk towards Kelburn Lookout/Botanic Garden until... More