We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wellington Cable Car

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 472 2199
Website
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$45*
and up
Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,675 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 654
    Excellent
  • 769
    Very good
  • 213
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Most recent review
Nice views from the top

The cable car is a quick way to get up to the Botanic gardens and views of Wellington. There is also a museum about the history of the cable car. On the day we went we had great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
KiwiinBrighton
,
England
Add Photo Write a Review

1,675 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
England
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
74 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The cable car is a quick way to get up to the Botanic gardens and views of Wellington. There is also a museum about the history of the cable car. On the day we went we had great views and took the free shuttle to Zealandia. The cable car cost NZ$4 one way and you can walk down afterwards.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Wellington Cable Car is a unique offering. It is a short ride up and there is the Botanical Gardens and Carters Observatory along with the Cable Car Museum at the top. The cable car is historic and also has a very simple amusing mechanism on which it runs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Australia, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The staff were friendly and helpful. It was busy but we didn't have to wait long for a ride. The views at the top were certainly worth it. Well worth the fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Like taking a trip back in time on this old-style cable car. The view from the top is fantastic and takes you to an entrance of the Botanic Garden. Our friendly driver was a wealth of knowledge. Easy to access too from the city centre

Was this review helpful? Yes
invercargill
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The entry to the cable car is on Lambton quay up a little alley,just along from citylife hotel entrance.Blink and you'll miss it. Dirt cheap,$4.Cant buy a beer for that. You end up at the cablecar museum,botanical gardens entrance,and can wander along the street to Kelburn village.Theres also a café at the top.If any chaps think going to the gardens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A short trip of 5 minutes that culminates on the arguably best view of Wellington's seaside. You should buy the one-way ticket and later stroll your way back to the city through the botanic gardens.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable trip up and down on what we would call a funicular rather than a cable car. It is a cheap experience which takes one to the botanical garden with stops on the way. Pleasant trip on a nice day, especially if walking round the gardens.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
49 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The views from the top station give an excellent panorama of the City of Wellington. There is a very nice small café at the top and one can explore the small Botanical gardens and see the old Observatory buildings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

An attraction you can enjoy using the small change in your pocket, this five-minute ride gives a great sense of Wellington from its hilltop destination. Stay at the top for an hour and wander around to see how Wellingtonians must enjoy life in their scenic little city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
83 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this splendid little cable car that is not just a tourist attraction; people use it every day to get up and down the steep hill and it makes several stops along the way up to the terminus, which is the entry to the Botanical Garden. It only takes a few minutes. If you have time, tour the gardens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wellington Cable Car also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Wellington Cable Car? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wellington Cable Car staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?