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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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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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Hadn't done the cable car in years but. He lights in th tunnel gave the night experience a fun feel. The views at the top are always worth the journey. A Wellington must.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Hadn't done the cable car in years but. He lights in th tunnel gave the night experience a fun feel. The views at the top are always worth the journey. A Wellington must.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cable Car takes visitors from downtown up the hill to the Botanic Gardens. Great views along the way and a kind of light show in the tunnels. Magnificent view of Wellington at the top.

Thank Mitchell C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the views at the top of the lookout, once off the cable car. The cable car itself is good, but only lasts for 5 minutes. I think it is over priced, i would advise taking one way up the cable car & then walk the other way, to experience the botanic gardens. Its an easy walk, with different routes... More 

Thank Stacey U
North Narrabeen, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a rainy day in Wellington when we decided to take the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens. The journey was fun, the lights in the tunnels and the ever enlarging view as the Cable Car rose up the slope. It was an experience well worth enjoying.

Thank 1victor
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the cable car and it is a must do if you come to wellington. It is a short ride up to a great lookout and wellington botanical gardens.

Thank Shivaun I
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyable quick journey to top of Kilburn. Walk around the botanical gardens and get spectacular views of Wellington. Wheelchair friendly.

Thank blairj0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very neat and affordable attraction. The prices are affordable. The ride is short, but is neat, especially if a family has not been to/is from Europe, where Cable Cars are more prevalent. The lights in the tunnel are awe-inspiring for children, as evidenced from the reactions of the children on my rides. You can do a one-way... More 

Thank Fzedlach
London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a sight seeing ride as well as a practical transport for city residents going from high up on a hill to the business and retail district of the city. This is a relatively fast activity with a gift shop and rest rooms at the top. The equipment is new. This is not an 1800’s ride. This is not... More 

Thank Dale W D
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the cable car was a very fun experience with the kids. the views if wellington are amazing from it. definitively recommend this

Thank Josh_Freo
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely trip to the top and cable car museum. A nice trip up and down the hill through the tunnels. This leads you to the very enjoyable views over the harbour and the cable car museum and botanic gardens.We walked the botanic gardens also a delight and toured the museum also worthwhile. If you wish you can go... More 

Thank Pam P

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