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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6444722199
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Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique...

This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique way of transport through the city. It offers a charming escape from the busy streets to the lookout perched above the city. There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this short historic ride from the heart of city center, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout. Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle).

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Short but fun!

The cable car is fun to take. Enjoyed the trip and it would be good for both kids and adults. The botanical gardens at the top of the track are well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cable car is fun to take. Enjoyed the trip and it would be good for both kids and adults. The botanical gardens at the top of the track are well worth a visit.

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Durban, South Africa
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short trip to the top of the hill on the cable car was well worth it. We bought a one way ticket and elected to stroll back down the hill into town via the Botanical Gardens. Couple of places to stop along the way for food and refreshments if required. I would venture to say this is a "must do"... More 

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Thank Kolletjie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to pay $7 return it was a good experience , but we have trams in melbourne... so I am bit bias. Lovely walk around the gardens from there.

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Thank Marie A
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is very close to my hotel, easy to make the short trip up the hill to see the Botanical Gardens. I then caught the free shuttle bus to Zealandia. It's just very convenient.

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Thank Baldrick_the_Fourth
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, the day I was here, there were about 4,000 cruise ship passengers (two ships in port at the same time) so I had to queue for over 3/4 of an hour to buy my ticket and a further delay to actually get in a car. However, one must expect this sort of delay when visiting tourist attractions. The ticket... More 

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Thank Ruth B
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very picturesque way to view Wellington either on the way up or down. This ride is inexpensive (payable at the bottom of the ride). A must for children - note, there is a small museum at the top. The attraction reminded us of San Francisco's cable cars.

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Thank jeartma
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cable car takes you up to the botanic gardens but if you take it after dark, you get a spectacular view of the city. NB. closes at 10pm

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Thank Christine B
Durban, South Africa
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked for miles trying to find the cable car exit point . Better signage is recommended. But once we ascended it was well worth the view we had of Wellington. Wish we had had more time to properly explore the Botanical Gardens.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fantastic view from the top of this cable car ride. Weather was perfect , a prerequiste to take advantage of the spectacular panoramic views.

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Thank Margaret K
Brisbane
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Only $4 each way & great way to get up to the botanical gardens, view up here is great. Don't miss doing the cable car, it's fun.

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