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Wellington Cable Car

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“lambton quay”(240 reviews)
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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
+64 4-472 2199
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All reviews botanic gardens lambton quay fun ride return ticket short trip light show great views from the top carter observatory steep hill quick trip walked down small museum rose garden cruise ship city centre nice walk sunny day
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cable car ride is worth doing purely for the novelty factor. The view from the top is great. Once at the top there’s a cafe and a museum plus it’s where you can catch the free shuttle to the Zealandia nature sanctuary. Combining both...More

Thank Lindyblu
Reviewed yesterday

Once on the top there is a very interesting museum on cable cars. They also have an interesting movie on street cars. They have a very nice gift shop.

Thank Patty W
Reviewed yesterday

Great to go up and walk down through the gardens; or just go up and go back down. Museum at the top which is free is really good too.

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Cable car up to the top and walked around to Victoria University.We had a smooth ride with the added bonus of great views.The whole process is well organised and the Waiting areas were clean. We were delighted to get a free ride...More

Thank KiwisHoliday
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great view and comfy ride🎢 The light show was epic, wasn't expecting it at all, but I really enjoyed it. Just a shame their's non on the last tunnel 🚥 Bit overpriced but something I recon I'll only do once so worth it 💰

Thank Elle A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love taking a ride on our Cable car with my granddaughter. The return trip is so much fun. There is a wonderful LED colourful light display in two of the tunnels. When you reach the top the view of the city is wonderful and...More

Thank FGunterFirth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my teenaged daughter on the cable car to get to the Carter observatory at the top of the botanic gardens. She forgot her student ID so we both paid the full adult fare of $9 return, which I felt was quite good value....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunday morning and weather not overly warm so a trip on the cable car to while away a few hours. Cable car museum interesting and well put together at the top of the hill, and the cafe is great, good coffee, good baking and views...More

Thank hrhs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cable car is a Wellington icon and needs to be done, a good weather day is also a must as there is a lovely look out, cable car museum, cafe and botanical garden. You can do small walks or walk down back into town.

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A MUST DO, a short trip up to the gardens and amazing views of Wellington and the harbour. The tunnels have a nice light show. The cafe at the top has good coffee and nice food.

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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
Alison D
19 March 2018|
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Response from Wellington C | 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
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