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“Short but enjoyable” 3 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 City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
Ranked #19 of 125 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Trams, Other
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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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Short but enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's an iconic Wellington experience, but it's also quite a short one. Good access to the park at the top

Visited December 2012
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“Must do iconic Wellington attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have been on the cable car as a little girl and many items as an adult and always take any visitors for a ride. There is something quite special and the view is just awesome at the top. Perfect way to start a morning. Explore of the botanic gardens. If you are a transport fanatic then spend some time in the museum at the top.

Visited December 2012
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“History and Views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Cable car history was/is fascinating. Then the trip up and/or down is exciting as the views are great. Even at the stops there is something new to see each time. Love it!

Visited March 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I used to travel on the cable car many years ago when at primary school. Loved it, especially sitting on the outside. Think we used to go up and on the way down hopped off before we reached Lambton Quay and crossed the track to go up to the top again!
Great views of the best little city in NZ

Visited January 2013
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“Trip to the Top of the Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The brief (about five minutes) trip from the centre of the Wellington CBD to Kelburn, a suburb overlooking the city, is worth it! The views from the top are amazing. The city, and points north and south of it can be seen from several points around the area where the cable car comes to a halt. In addition, there are several historic sites at the same location, as well as entry to Wellington's botanic gardens. The cable car is well-glassed, so the views traveling up the short but steep incline are also worthwhile. As the car travels relatively slowly, there may be an opportunity to take a quick photo or two on the way up or down.

Visited September 2013
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