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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 147 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Here's another spoiler...It's $4 one way for a slow 2 minute ride. A. Rip. Off. Not sure why it's so popular - it wasn't exactly a world first or anything (1902). In fact, it's more like a tram experience. So what? And where's the conductor? The view at the top can be seen via a 5-10 minute walk through the... More

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nsw
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The view from the top of the car is lovely. Walk through the gardens excellent and coffee waiting at the Picnic Cafe.

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Springfield, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

it is as advertised, a cable car! so you pay to go up and down, which is fine since you dont want to walk all the way up to the gardens. Its something you definitely want to do once in wellington for sure. Great view from the top

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

fun to take the family or friends with small children on the cable car up the hill - then stroll around the gardens or walk back via the Kelburn gardens. Particularly good to see Wellington skyline at night.

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Melbourne
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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

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

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

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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