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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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A unique experience!

The cars go every 10 minutes and although the ride is short the kids loved it. There is a new flashy terminus at the top from which you can look over all of Wellington. The cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The cars go every 10 minutes and although the ride is short the kids loved it. There is a new flashy terminus at the top from which you can look over all of Wellington. The cafe at the top is OK although often very busy in the summer and the little museum is cute and worth a look. Recommend you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We took one of the last cable cars up and had a little walk around the gardens before watching the sunset above the harbour. The ride doesn't take long and the tickets are pretty cheap.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to get up the hill and enjoy the spectacular views over the harbour. We didn't have to wait long, and the ticketing process is quick and easy. A return ticket is good value for money.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Like most public cable cars, ( this one is a time warp version) U see parts of the city view, and of the housing surrounding the track. It is a BEEN THERE, DONE THAT activity. HK's Peak Tram is similar, but longer,.I have been & done them both! SO WHAT??? Once is enough!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Thought it was great experience. Only disappointment was that tickets were non-transferable and that cable car does not have a late trip down the hill to coincide with the observatory late night so patrons can stay long enough to view the telescope i.e. last cable car was 10pm and we would have needed to stay till 11pm to see stars.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was the quickest and easiest way to get to the Botanic Gardens. It's also interesting to travel on. Very reasonable with a discount for both ways however we elected to only take one way and then worked our way down through the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Was a little out of by the large queue at first but it moved along fairly quickly ! Decided to purchase a return ticket as my 11 yr old son wanted to experience the journey both ways ! I would just purchase one way up and walk down if it was just myself ! Plenty of room and great views... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Any tourist promotion of Wellington has the Cable Car featured, so you have to do it so you can can do the "been there, done that" thing. In peak holiday season the queue was long but fast moving. If you've been in a cable car before, eg the one in Hong Kong to the Peak, you may be a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

In good weather the views are spectacular all the way up or down. It starts in town and ends at the top of the Botanic Gardens which are worth a visit.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed every moment riding the cable car to see a fantastic view of th City below. I thought the cost of a ticket was very reasonable and my family chose to purchase only a one way ticket as we decided to walk back down through the Botanic gardens which added to our overall experience and I would highly recommend that... More 

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