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Wellington Cable Car

Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 472 2199
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Ranked #19 of 144 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

What a well-groomed and unmissable experience! The staff are clearly chosen for their ability to interact appropriately with the public. The museum and shop at the top are both of a very high standard - well worth a visit.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We took the kids and they loved the tunnels. I thought this was a cheap and fun way to get to the botanic gardens and we really enjoyed going on it.

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Taranaki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

a wellington must do. great views at the top.museum at the summit is very interesting and you can have a nice walk around the botanic gardens

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Elanora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Anyone thinking about going on the Wellington Cable car in a wheelchair please feel comfortable in knowing they have 2 places in one of the cars for wheelchairs and adequate space for others to get past you. Getting on & off is no problem either as there are ramps etc and plenty of space. Make sure you buy a return... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

If you don't feel like walking up the hill to Botanic gardens, you can take the cable car. It's cheap, one comes every 10 minutes and it's a nice route up the hill. It takes you from down in the centre up to Botanic garden or from there to town. Very handy.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a must do Wellington attraction. very quaint with starting and stopping all the way up and down. You can also ride one way and walk back down to town through the Botanical Gardens. Tram Driver was very friendly and views stunning.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When we initially turned up to go on the cable car it was not running due to some issue (presumably it has breakdowns every now and then due to its age - a bit like myself!). There wasn’t any indication of when or whether it would be back operating that day so we just killed some time having a wander... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This cable car is nothing like the cable cars of San Francisco, but it's worth it to take in the beautiful views of the city from the top. If it were a rainy or cloudy day though, I don't think I would bother, as it is rather expensive for a short trip.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Recommended for the interesting ride and great views. Cable car museum at summit is well worth your time. Extremely well set out with one of the old cars.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

interesting trip on the car, magnificent views from the top. there is also info at the top on the history of the cable cars.

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