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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 yesterday via mobile

A must see on a nice day in Wellington, short trip up with some interesting scenery. Nice cafe with beautiful views upon arrival with a perfumery attached which is a must see. Observatory and walk around the botanical gardens.

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed yesterday

Cable car ride was fun and the views from the top are great, nice walk around the gardens but is very hilly.

Thank Steveruthcox
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole family enjoyed the cable car ride, and the kids even stood front and center on the ride back down! Inexpensive and fun!

Thank azd123
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When the Cable car runs through the tunnels on its journey up (and down) its track it gets a bit like the infamous boat scene from Willy Wonkas chocolate factory (without the malevolent laughter!) Still, don't let that put you off as the short and...More

Thank BarryW1970
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views! At the top there is a fragrance shop that is wonferful...a restaurant and botanical trails.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have travelled on this as a kid and oh my it's a lot different in 2018. Great trip with awesome views. Had breakfast at the cafe at the top which was fabulous 🙂

Thank SueAngie2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren here aged 2 and 4. We took the cable car from Lambton Quay up to Botanical Gardens. Children loved the flashing lights in the tunnels and the ride. We went and sat on the old car in the museum at the top...More

Thank Elaine H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandma up and even although she is mid 80's, the reception did not discount her fare. We didn't even know there was a goldcard discount until we were at the top and had already paid. When we inquired about it, the staff were...More

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cable car was so much fun and a great way to relax on the way down after walking up to the botanical gardens with my friend. 100% recommend

Thank 227rebekahm
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Sunday midday and it wasn’t too busy, straight forward ticket buying process and access to the cable car - finding the actual location of the station could be quite tricky as it is up a wee lane. The cable car ride was fun,...More

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Alison D
19 March 2018|
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Response from WCCL | Property representative |
Kia Ora Alison, There are two ways to see the Botanic Garden. You can purchase a return ticket and return to the city centre at any time (suitable for people with time constraint). Or purchase one-way and walk down through... More
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Michelle H
4 January 2018|
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Response from TexasCatBird | Reviewed this property |
Our ship, Holland's Noordam, docked at Atorea Quay near Westpac Arena, which is located in an industrial area and does not allow for pedestrian traffic. So we took the complimentary bus available, just as you depart the... More
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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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