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Wellington Cable Car

Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 472 2199
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Ranked #21 of 146 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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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is so easy to catch and in such a central position right on Lambton Quay. The view is amazing from it.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There is a great view from the cable car, and it is well worth trying it at least once. I only took it going upwards and it is a short trip but it is a nice little bit of history.

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Live Oak, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a popular attraction. We did not go one way because when you do, you walk through the Botanical Gardens and end at the Parliment Building....which is where we came from. I recommend going up one way. The ride itself is nothing exceptional and the views were nice but not extraordinary .

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Portarlington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very short cable car ride but worth it for the amazing view around Wellington. Beautiful gardens and planetarium there as well. Fantastic walk back down the hill through the gardens

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Whistler, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the quaint little cable car, and the view from the top is worth it, a great way to take in the city, especially if you are short on time as we were. Go for a stroll through the Botanical gardens when you are in the area as well.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We decided to do the cable car to get some good views of the city and as it was a nice sunny day were not disappointed. It was quite reasonably priced.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When walking along Lambton Quay look for McDonald's and you will see the red cable car sculpture on a plinth indicating that this is the cable car lane. The car is pulled up by cables and is not a suspended car. Costs currently $7 for round trip or $4 up. The view is great from the top on a clear... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed this. It was a clear day, a bit windy but still had great views on the car and lookout. Must do if in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

this is a cheap trip to the top of the botanic gardens for only $4. Loved the shop (selling local art, jewellery and chocolate), museum and loos.

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Orewa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great fun, though finding the Cable Car entrance in town can be a bit of a mission. One of those neat little attractions that is just the sort of thing you have to do, not much point, but it takes you to the top of the hill and the start of the a walk down though the Botanic Gardens. Also... More

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