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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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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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Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

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Nice old cable car, with great views over Wellington. Easy access to Botanical gardens and a lovely café at the top.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It doesn't take very long but to do this is to give yourself a great view of central Wellington. Going down delivers you to the retail district. Going up delivers you to a small museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This took me back in time when we went to wellington with our now grown up children. When they were small we had to make a few trips on this cable car ! Amazing views from the top a must for everybody visiting wellington

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Nice old cable car, with great views over Wellington. Easy access to Botanical gardens and a lovely café at the top.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The cable car is an iconic symbol of Wellington. It begins at the bottom of the CBD, on Lambton quay and takes you on an journey up to the top of the hill for amazing views over the city. From here you could stroll back down through the botanic gardens and back into the CBD.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The Wellington Cable Car was an historic and entertaining way to travel to the lookout above Wellington city.The view was worth the look and the cable car looks well preserved and historic. The surrounding gardens and observatory at the top of the lookout were also a nice attraction. Enjoyed coffee and icecream at the top overlooking the beautiful harbour of... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking to visit the botanical garden this is the perfect way up. At $4 ($7 w/ return) it's a bit pricey considering the trip lasts all of 5 minutes but the views are fantastic. So buy a one way ticket and do the easy walk back to town via the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Cable car up from city centre to the Wellington Botanical grdens. Great views out over Wellington. 4 NZD fare one way. Small museum at the top telling the history of the cable car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Nice old cable car, that went up a steep hill, easy access to botanical gardens. Worth the price, which was only couple of dollars.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Interesting the way the Cable Car is built. It terminates between the city and atop Mt. Wellington, a ride that takes about 20 minutes. It is used as a commuter/tourist attraction and it has several stop off points for the locals, hence a commuter service as well. With a good weather day, the view is marvellous, not spectacular if you... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

it was a great way to get to the top of the hill, very accessible in the middle of the shopping precinct. A short ride later with beautiful views, you are at the top and can then if desired wander down again through the botanical gardens

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