We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wellington Cable Car

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 472 2199
Website
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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.
read more
Visit Wellington Cable Car like an insider
Top Rated
$45*
and up
Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,728 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 678
    Excellent
  • 792
    Very good
  • 216
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Great views

Enjoy travelling up the hillside to the botanic gardens and learning about the history of the cable car in Wellington. Cost is minimal and trip is short and you get great views... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
AnnD919
,
Maclean, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,728 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chester, Uk
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the cable car on my final day in Wellington and was glad I waited until a clear day in the Windy City! Great view from the top over the bay. Would recommend a visit if you are in Wellington.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maclean, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoy travelling up the hillside to the botanic gardens and learning about the history of the cable car in Wellington. Cost is minimal and trip is short and you get great views and photo opportunities. If you want to pay for a One way trip to go up the hillside you can always walk back down too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kelowna, British Columbia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We took the cable car to the top and then after a side trip to Zealandia, we walked down through the Botanical Gardens which were very beautiful. The cost of the cable car is very reasonable. Also includes the Cable Car Museum which is worth a look.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I would not call this a must do. Only thing really thrilling about it is the view from the top of the mountain station. The ride as such is not spectacular and the driver was super unfriendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottish Borders
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

When in Wellington you have to give the cable car a go, there no heights involved, just a steep incline, great way to see the city from the top !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Take this little trolley up to the top and instead of returning back down on it, walk your way through the botanical gardens of Wellington. A beautiful walk through all of types of gardens and even through a very old cemetery.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The best way to get to the botanic gardens and the Carter Observatory. Cheaper with a Snapper card. Great views over the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Quick, inexpensive ride to the top where you can take great pictures of Wellington. Buy just a one way ticket up ... not a round trip. The Botanic Gardens are at the top and you can walk through them as you descend via a pathway back into the city. Practical, unique opportunity to build some light exercise into your day... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This was particularly fun for my 4 year old. He loved watching the cable car come down the hill to the station. The ride up was fun, we then walked around at the top before riding back down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
notts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

whenever iam in wellington i love going on the cable car,when you up the top u get great views of wellington, and down at the bottom straight onto the pavements for the shopping. cheap and cheerfull as i call it.....

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wellington Cable Car also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Wellington Cable Car? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wellington Cable Car staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?