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Wellington Cable Car

Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 472 2199
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Ranked #20 of 145 attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Description: This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique way of transport through the city.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We decided to jump onto this cable car despite of its reviews weren't too impressive. Its poster at the admission booth was equally unimpressive: just around half a mile long and last only a few short minutes. What we really enjoyed was the great views of the city. I wish it lasted a lot longer though. It's good if you... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The cable car is kind of a have-to-do historic way to go from the city centre to Kelburn and the Wellington Botanic Garden. Myself, I prefer the exercise of walking it, but if you are a visitor to the city, it's one of those "gotta do it" kind of things. And if you don't like walking hills, it is probably... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

An attraction with old fashioned charm that offers great views of Wellington and a nice way to start a tour of the city's Botanical Gardens.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoy the ride on every visit we make to the capital and take great pleasure from it every time. The staff is friendly, the view from the top is breathtaking. One of the best ways to enjoy the coolest little capital in the world.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This cable car is 1/2 transport and 1/2 tourist ride. Some locals take the cable car ride to get to one of the stops but most tourists take it to get to the top -- for a GREAT view of Wellington on the water...those who walk down on a nice day can enjoy the way down on foot and perhaps... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Taking the cable car up the hill will result in beautiful panoramic views of Wellington. Great views down in to the CBD and the docks, as well as a view into a natural aviary sweeping down the northern side of the hill. Great place to take in the sights but beware of the high winds.

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mansfield texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wellington is a large city. There is so much to see. We wanted to give our tired feet a break and so we rode the Wellington Cable car to the botanical gardens. It was a refreshing and lovely break. The cable car ride was fun and once we arrived at the gardens we enjoyed walking around. Pack an umbrella. It... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

To be honest we were underwhelmed. Sorry Wellington, but the city was of course WINDY, the shopping was ridiculous, then the CABLE CAR was not really worth the trouble, albeit well maintained. These are the things you tend to remember.

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Toorak, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great view from the top, Very short but quaint ride down hill. Ideally take the ride up and walk down through the botanic gardens.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great ride, fantastic views, Helpful and patient staff, enjoyed their museum of the cable car history too.

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