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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 via mobile

Interesting ride with cool lights on the ride. The view from the top is alright. It's just a cable car though.More

Thank Stuart A
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordiantor at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Stuart, thank you for visiting. Wellington Cable Car is a historic attraction and also a public transport for locals since 1902. It is the only running funicular railway in new Zealand runnning between Lambton Quay and the Kelburn Suburb. It is also surrounded...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent service from City centre to top of Botanical Gardens. Enjoyed the lovely walk back to city, including coffee shop. Plan to do it next time in Wellington but will bring a picnic, weather permitting

Thank Sandra B
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Sandra, thank you for your awesome review, great to see you enjoyed your journey! See you next time with your picnic equipment! Feel free to follow our Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Cruise ship was in so it was a busy day, but the line moved quickly. We chose a one way ticket which tooks up so we could walk down. A lovely stroll down with many interesting things to see, especially the cemetary!

Thank William C
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora William, thank you for visiting, glad to see you enjoyed your journey.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Besides the experience of going up a steep incline through fancilly lit tunnels and getting beautiful vistas in between, this is a great way to get the free bus to the Zealandia ecosanctuary. There is a cable car museum at the top but it's not...More

Thank jeff f
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Jeff, thank you for visiting, great photos! You're right, this is a great way to get to Zealandia. Give yourself some time to visit all the iconic attractions at the top of the Cable Car (Kelburn Lookout, Cable Car Museum, Space Place, Botanic...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another must for visitors to Wellington. The trip to the top only takes 5 minutes and the views once you get there are amazing. We had a walk around the gardens at the top and visited the playground. The museum was also very informative.

Thank Davieland
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, thank you for your visit, glad to see you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the cable car to the botanical gardens. It's really cute and the views are outstanding at the top. They have a cute museum at the top also.

Thank shendrix
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, thank you for your lovely review, we're glad to see you enjoyed your journey! Feel free to follow our Facebook page and Instagram for more update.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely, quick, scenic ride up to a lovely cafe with breathtaking views and a sweet museum/store. Very much a must-do when in Wellington. Just a short walk to the botanical gardens which are AMAZING!

Thank Holly L
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Holly, thank you for your visit, great to see you enjoyed your journey. Feel free to follow our Facebook page and Instagram for more interesting stories.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first decision was whether to purchase a return ticket or only one way. We made the right choice. We wanted to see the Botanic Garden, which was all downhill from the cable car. To see the Botanic Garden and return to the top would...More

Thank aps_73
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, thank you for visiting. Great to see you enjoyed your journey. You're right, buy one way and walk down is a great way to explore the Botanic Garden and other iconic attractions at the top of the Cable Car. Zealandia is worth a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a gentle ride to the top and when there the views of Wellington are stunning, well worth the trip

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, thank you for visiting, we're glad to see you enojyed your journey. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Wellington for a couple of days and figured we may as well. The view from the top is great and the cost relatively cheap.

Thank Lynx66
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, thank you for visiting, great to see you enjoyed your journey. Hope to see you soon.

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Christopher D
18 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
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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