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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-472 2199
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The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car....

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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Fun short ride!

Loved the ride up to the botanical gardens..it was just a much shorter ride than we expected. The views of Wellington are amazing from the top !

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Durango, Colorado, USA
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good way to spend a couple of hours due to views you see from the top. The history of cable cars and fenicular railways in NZ is worth a read. The perfume museum is also worth a visit and st the top of the cable car you are ideally placed to visit the top of the botanical Gardens

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Durango, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the ride up to the botanical gardens..it was just a much shorter ride than we expected. The views of Wellington are amazing from the top !

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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully restored carridge's to ride on and friendly locals. Disappointing there was not much food to be had at the top upon our arrival, so we settled for McD's after the trip back down.

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Sinntal, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short trip to the upper Wellington with this nice cable car, it's a little bit like San Francisco, very nice if the weather is good

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can’t go to Wellington and not go up on the cable car to see the view and eat some cake & tea at the top. Its great fun, cheap and has wonderful scenic views. There is a very nice café at the top which serves yummy cakes and teas/coffees.

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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ascend using the car and then slowly walk back through the gardens. V good views over the City and harbour are obtained from the top.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This heritage cable car is a decent what is the attraction in Wellington. You can buy either one way ticket or two way ticket at the counter. Dixit on 5 to 7 minutes off give me a call ride to reach the top. There's a botanical garden and observatory and a nice café at the top. You also get a... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a slightly windy and chilly day we took the cable car ride and had fantastic views across Wellington. Sadly it was a little too chilly to stay around for long - we got some great pics though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a cable car suspended in the air but pulled up the hillside on rails. The three short tunnels that it goes through have flashing coloured lights in them which is unusual. It is a good way to view Wellington and then to walk back into town through the gardens

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fun little ride, great for kids and those that just want a birds eye view of the city. Enjoyed the slow ride up to the top and then get out and explore the botanical gardens!!!

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