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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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"botanic gardens"
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"lambton quay"
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"fun ride"
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"short trip"
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"light show"
in 60 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 68 reviews
"carter observatory"
in 113 reviews
"steep hill"
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"walked down"
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"quick trip"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed yesterday

purchased return ticket at bottom but should have got 1 way as the walk back through the botanical gardens to the bottom was better than traveling back on train a little steep in some sections but well worth the walk

Thank Butch S
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Reviewed yesterday

Going up into the hills with the cable car is really kind of a 'must-do' when in Wellington. The cable car itself is pretty cool and obviously rides up a very steep slope. The ride itself isn't too long, but also not too expensive. The...More

Thank Peter_dR_NZ
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a short cable car ride up the hill near the Gardens. There are nice views of the city and harbor from here. We then chose to walk down through the neighborhoods to get more feel for the Wellington.

Thank 56abc
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the ride to the top and the easy access it gives to the Botanical Gardens and the free shuttle to Zealandia. The lighted tunnels are fun.

Thank srgauger
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cars and facilities were nice and clean but the ride is very quick. Neat light show in the tunnels but I’m not sure I’d label this a must-do activity.

Thank Klsunny
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A short ride to the lookout which has beautiful views over the city. The disco light tunnels during the ride were a bit of a surprise and fun. Great way to get to the Botanical Gardens.

Thank JackandMrs
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The starting point is in the city though you can walk up from other side but this is the fastest and easiest way to go up the botanical gardens. Worth one time. There’s a museum of cable car at the top, so don’t miss out.

Thank sshni27
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view at night is spectacular, wish my phone hadn't died. The driver was very friendly and made the ride a very pleasant experience

Thank Kirsty-funshine
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rode up to the gardens on the Cable car, entrance just along Cable Car Lane from Lambton Quay. Not too expensive, can choose one way or return trips. Run every 10 minutes, easy to wait for a seat if the first one is too full....More

Thank rem868
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable cost of the cable car. Beautiful views along the way. Up the top there are great things to see such as the museum & botanical garden & a free shuttle to Zealandia. Will definitely make another trip up...More

Thank NZIsander
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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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