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“Authentic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car
Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 (0)4 472 2199
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Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #11 of 189 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner 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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“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The fact that it goes regularly, it is reliable. Everyone in the city uses it. It is very traditional yet functional. We took our grandaughter on it, and she loved it. It takes you up to a magnificent view.

Visited December 2011
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“Beautiful views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was included in a full-day tour we took... Highly recommend it! Similar to the cable cars in Japan and Hong Kong, as you go up, get your camera ready. The Botanical Gardens, a small train museum and quite a large gift shop are at the top. One option is walking back down.

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Handy to head up the Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A fun wee cable car, modern and clean. A good way to get to the top and visit the botanical gardens and the free cable car museum. Then you can walk back into town.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wellington must do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Cheap attraction with unbeatable views over Wellington city and the harbour as you take the short 10 minute ride up to the top. It's an easy way to get to the Botanical Gardens and also the cable car museum. There's a stop halfway for university students to alight. It is afterall, not just an attraction but a regular means of transport. The only downside is the long queues at the ticketing booth and the wait to board. However, it is fun and something you have to do when in Wellington.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Nice ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nice short ride to the Botanic Gardens. Bit hard to find the ticket sales point and the young man there seemed bored to death. Probably the only non-enthusiastic person we met in all NZ. The scenery going up the hill was lovely, the houses perched on the hill were beautiful. A small kiosk at the top with some basic fare.

Visited September 2012
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