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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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Dapto, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my ride on the cable car up to Mt Victoria $7return not bad to save your legs as Wellington tends to be very hilly great views

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The trip up to the top where the botanical gardens are takes about 4mins and doesn't provide much to look at. We decided to walk down through the gardens which was also boring as there were hardly any flowers due to the cold.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a one way ticket up the hill and then walked down through the botanic gardens. It is worth a ride up there as it doesn't cost too much and you get a good view over Wellington (we would have done had it not been raining and cloudy!!)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Pretty up the top but not much else to do other than walk around the gardens. Suggest taking a picnic lunch to make a day of it.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a short ride, but well worth. The cable car takes you up th hill to the observatory and botanical gardens. When the car slowly leaves the station you get a great view over the bay and the city. Even when it is raining it is a fun ride. On the hill is a platform and a kiosk. It is... More

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The view from the top is breath taking - I guarantee your pictures will be priceless. You can walk back down but try not to get lost like my husband and I did.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A short journey on this cable car will take you to the Botanic Gardens. Also at the top is the cable car museum. This is fun for children both young and old and adults will like it too.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An icon of Wellington and a must do for every tourist and visitor to the capital city. In 2012 this funicular mode of transport celebrated 110 years of service, running over one million passengers a year from Lambton Quay in the central city to the top where the suburb of Kelburn is located. The botanic gardens and Carter Observatory are... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

very cool old world, hop a board, sunny sunny, little stops up on the way and down, once hit the top huge view on a nice sunny day over the whole city . outstanding wish we had time to walk around gardens, next time cute little shop at the top , shame cafe was closed tho,

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The cable car is a different way to explore Wellington. The views at the top are great for sweeping views across the city, harbour and surrounding hills.

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