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Wellington Cable Car

Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 472 2199
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Ranked #22 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The trip is only $7 return for adults and for that you get a short ride each way and a really super view of Wellington. Once you get to the top you have free access to the Cable Car Museum which is well worth a look. After that my husband and I took a walk and discovered a local shopping... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was a short trip to the top, with views of Wellington city. Cable car museum was interesting. The cafe' at the top was not open the day I went. I walked down through the Botanical Gardens towards the Parliament House, and stopped for a brunch at the Picnic Cafe' by the rose garden.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Well what can I say, me and my girl where in the city and we decided to get the famous photo that we see all the time, I was impressed by the cable car and it condition. very modest in price and very clean, when we got to the top it was a perfect day and the view was wonderful...... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

good way to get to botanical gardens and enjoy views of wellington.theres a cafe at top and museum with olden day tram and photos of the history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed it.. Awesome view into the beautiful city of wellington. On a nice day this thing is tops. You get a rustic feel when you ride the trolley up this large hill.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take the cable car to experience the wonderful views over Wellington. The Botanic Gardens are beautiful to walk through on the way down as well. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fun wee ride, a wee bit expensive for what it is but a great way to see some beautiful views. Lovely part of Wellingtons heritage too and the cable cars are just nice. Bits of the track up are quite run down - The tunnels could do with a paint and its all a bit grey and dull but once... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

$4 for a 2-minute ride to save a 10-minute hike? The views are all right, but you can just walk there and save the $4.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The short cable car ride from Wellington CBD is a good way to quickly get a beautiful view of the city and harbour. I recommend getting a one way ticket and walking back via the Botanical Gardens - there are several tracks through the bush starting from the top of the cable car that will eventually lead you back into... More

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice way to get to the botanical gardens on the hill from Lambton Quay. Pleasant walk in the gardens , and also in the village next to the gardens on the hilltop where there are 2-3 charming little cafes.

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