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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 472 2199
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Description: This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a...
This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique way of transport through the city.
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Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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Great Views of Wellington!

It is a short ride to the top, the view is GREAT!! The cable car museum which has a lot of the historical information about the creation and restoration of the cars and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A great relaxing ride up to the museum or restaurant,or ride back down to the center of town.Some beautiful walks once you are at the top.

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good cable ride, nice view from the top. Cheap fare. Small shop to buy some souvenirs. Better to walk down back to the city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is great way to see the botanical garden, ride to the top and walk down. May have to que to get on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is a short ride to the top, the view is GREAT!! The cable car museum which has a lot of the historical information about the creation and restoration of the cars and the tracks. Nice area to walk around and close to the Carter Observatory. We did not have time, but it isn't a long walk down to the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely views and memories of days gone by. My husband particularly enjoyed the free ride courtesy of his gold card. Easy way to get into central Wellington shopping precinct as well from Botanical Gardens

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even though it's only a short ride to the top, the view is great! There is a separately run café nearby and a cable car museum which has a lot of the historical information about the creation and restoration of the cars and the tracks. It is also near the Carter Observatory and about a half hour walk to Zealandia.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great attraction and gives one a good view of the city and bay area.The return adult ticket was NZ $7.50 and they take both cash or credit card. I had purchased a return ticket but as a suggestion once you get to the top there is the option of walking back to the city area.Before you head... More 

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Mebourne Victoria Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Took the Cable car in Wellington, its a novelty ride that is quite short, but when you get up to the top the View is spectacular.

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Broadbeach Waters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whilst the actual journey to the top only takes 10-15 minutes, it set up an enjoyable outing. This included a fantastic vista from the top, a free visit to the cable car museum that gave some very interesting historical facts about Wellington and, last but not least, a great walk back down to the city through the Botanical Gardens with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I travel on the cable car almost every day, so it's not much of a novelty as an attraction for me...but I heard on the grape vine that the tunnels (which all the little kids love already) are about to be illuminated with light shows. Wow! Can't wait to see the new lights!

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Hi Sheltonz, the Cable Car has indeed installed lights throughout the two tunnels and will be turning them on very soon. We are very excited!! You can follow us on Facebook to find out the official opening night and preview dates too. See you soon. More 

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