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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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  • Average13%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 21:00
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280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-472 2199
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love the cable car. I have going on this since I was a child and my son now loves it too. While it's a quick trip to the botanical gardens, my son would gladly ride it all day! Convenient and fun way to get...More

Thank msbake
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great experience and best value to buy a two way pass. A must do on any stay in Wellington. Had lunch at the cafe before the return trip.

Thank dmasters0
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun experience getting the cable car to the top and exploring the gardens. I'd recommend going in the morning and seeing the sunrise over the water!

Thank jelli_smiles
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a wet day so headed up on the Cable Car. The view from the Cable car is awsome. And of course if you are a NZ Gold Card holder then it is FREE. We got off and got straight back on to check...More

Thank Dilance
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've been in the cable car a couple of times lately but the last time we went there were a few improvements - lights adorn the tunnels which the kids thoroughly enjoyed. A little light show goes on while you travel up and down in...More

Thank Sammjamm
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for your feedback, we're glad to see you and your kids enjoyed your trips. The light show in the tunnels are definitely kids'favourite.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the ride up to the hill. You can buy a one-way ticket or round-trip ticket. You can walk around the gardens above. You also can get a shuttle to Zealandia Sanctuary, which is great. You lastly can visit the Cable Car Museum. I...More

Thank Henry P
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Henry, thank you for visiting. Sometimes customers prefer one way ticket so that they can walk down through the Botanic Garden and if the weather is good. And some customers prefer return trips due to rainy weather, limited time or their accessible ability....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

a great smooth ride to the top lovely views from top museum shop cafe well worth doing free for gold card holders tunnel going up is lit very pretty.

Thank aandlpringle
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your visit, we're glad to see you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the price. We rode up to see the cable car museum. It was rainy so we didn't spend much time in the gardens. This is still used by commuters, very efficient, clean, and fun.

Thank Thomas R S
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Thomas, thank you for your lovely review, we're glad to see you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From city to uphill Very reasonable and you will enjoy with walking down the hill . And great view of well maintenance garden

Thank Tomonari J
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tomonari, thank you for your review, we're glad to see you enojoyed your trip! You've got some nice photos of the Cable Car!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gets you from A to B, only takes 2 mins and is worth doing for the view and things to do at the top . Not too much to review about the cable car itself. Couldn't fault it .

Thank 123trippa
WCCL, digital marketing coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, thank you for your review! You're right, it is the best way to travel to the summit as some of Wellington's most iconic attractions are all gathered around this area.

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Christopher D
18 August 2017|
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Response from roxkelsen | Reviewed this property |
Just a short 5 min ride up to the top. Costs 7.50nzd for a return trip. It's worth it! Beautiful views of the city at the top and lovely gardens to wander around.
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bob3977
10 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
6 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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