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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6444722199
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This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique...

This is the modern version of the famous Wellington Cable Car, and a unique way of transport through the city. It offers a charming escape from the busy streets to the lookout perched above the city. There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this short historic ride from the heart of city center, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout. Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle).

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Fun but not super exciting

If you're from a town without mountainous terrain, the cable car is a great way to get to the top of the Wellington botanic gardens; then it's all downhill from there! It's not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely day to admire the view, I think it's been upgraded since I was there last, looks quite flash. Love the disco lights in the tunnel.

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Raglan, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an historic trip. It really helps you to appreciate history of Wellington. The whole family loved it, the museum was great, the Cafe beside it had great coffee what more could we want. AAA+++

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very short review for an equally short trip! Uneventful which is what you would want I guess in terms of safety. Newly revamped so the interior is new. I thought the adult fare was a bit steep. 4 bucks is a bit much. 3.50 would be reasonable, 3 dollars even better. The flashing coloured lights in the tunnel are an... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're from a town without mountainous terrain, the cable car is a great way to get to the top of the Wellington botanic gardens; then it's all downhill from there! It's not very quick or particularly scenic most of the way, but it is very quaint & the lights in the tunnels are fun. I particularly enjoyed when we... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cable car is a decent ride up to the botanic gardens (well worth a trip) if you don't have the time or don't want to climb the hill. The cable car itself isn't particularly memorable.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from the top was really wonderful. The gift shop has many interesting things for sale. The cable car is well restored and shiny. It's a short ride to the bottom.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do when in Wellington - a ride in the cable car. On a clear day you can see for miles as you slowly elevate to the top of the line. Even on a cloudy day, it is worth the ride in the vintage carriages. And then a nice walk around the Botanical gardens. Superb!

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Wellington Cable Car is a nice activity to experience in Wellington, but the real benefit is a trip to the top of the hill at Kelburn. There are sites such as the cable car museum and Wellington Botanic Garden as well as the Space Place at Carter Observatory, and old weather observation facilities. The overlook view is wonderful, a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Taking the cable car is an excellent way to get a good view of Wellington with minimal effort. It's also an excellent way to get to some other excellent attractions in the city.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not that expensive either....A great trip....get a window seat....tunnels are Great view from top....then nice walk back to city via botanic gardens.

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