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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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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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An iconic Wellington experience

Enjoyed our little ride up the hillside on the cable car - quite a quirky way to get around. Clean, reasonably priced, efficient - it's a bit of an iconic thing to do in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place was hard to find by vehicle, we found it on foot with some help from a local. We went for the views and were not disappointed, a lovely spot.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took my granddaughter up this and she loved it. A nice ride to a stunning view of Wellington and then a good museum at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great ride up the hill with the botanical gardens at the top. Very well priced and a great photo opportunity

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Currently the Cable Car travels through two tunnels that feature LED lights which do quite memorising displays. It turns a monotonous journey into a compelling journey. It's pretty affordable costing the same as a bus but gets there in half the time. The museum up the top is also worth a visit if you're new to Wellington - features a... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our little ride up the hillside on the cable car - quite a quirky way to get around. Clean, reasonably priced, efficient - it's a bit of an iconic thing to do in Wellington. Shame it doesn't offer better views along the way, but once you're at the top, it's spectacular! Recommend walking back down to the city through... More 

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Riverton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the trip up to the top, with the lightshow in the tunnels. It's a short ride and nothing much to see (apart from the lights) on the way up, but the view from the top is amazing and the fare is quite reasonable - especially when you discover how long the walk would be! The cable car museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of my highlights of my trip to Wellington. The cable car was so much fun. We rode it up and then walked down. What a spectacular view. I can't wait to visit Wellington again and ride it once more. Definately a must 'do' while you're there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nifty way to get up to the top of the city for a fine view, to walk the Botanicsl Gardens, or pay a visit to Carter Observatory. Fine old car that runs smoothly. Worth doing, but ware the winds at the top of it's a blustery day, as they can be quite strong.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A unique and special wellington travel icon, a perfect 5min ride from downtown Lambton quay to the top of the Wellington Botanical Gardens where you get and absolutely stunning view of Wellington city. Walk back to the city through the gardens 30m - 2h walk depending on the route you take. Or visit the Carter observatory which is near the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was not on by list of things to do originally however I'm glad we made the effort. It is an interesting piece of the city's heritage and offers you an easy way to get to the top of the botanical gardens and enjoy the look out and city views. Its something you can do with the littlies - its... More 

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