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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-472 2199
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The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car....

The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car. In just 5 minutes you will reach the top of the Botanic Garden where panoramic views of the city and harbour are the reward. You can also visit the Space Place Observatory here. Before you head back down make sure to visit the Cable Car Museum (free entry), which provides a history of the city's symbolic mode of transport and see the original cars and winding machinery on display. There are walking tracks that start at the top of the Cable Car if you're keen on a stroll back to the city. The Cable Cars leave every 10 minutes.

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Wellington from the top

A trip worth taking if in Wellington, the tram takes you to the very top af the city, from where you have a great vire over the city 360.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Frank Josef, Greymouth, Nelson
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North Kingstown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fascinating ride right near to the shopping district. Well worth the price! Nice to see the old car used up until the late 70's at the top!

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Frank Josef, Greymouth, Nelson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip worth taking if in Wellington, the tram takes you to the very top af the city, from where you have a great vire over the city 360.

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Swansea S.Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rode on the cable car recently and were impressed by it and the views from the top ( we got lucky with the weather), and the cable car museum at the top is also well worth a visit.

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Thank pandmg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall, the experience of the cable car is quite short - only maybe a couple of minutes to the top. However, the views from the top are spectacular and provide access to the botanic gardens and Zealandia (free shuttle will pick you up and take you). If not for the view at the top the review of the tram would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cable car only goes for a few minutes but it's cheap enough to make it well worth it. Once at the top we walked to the kids park. It's a great park for a good range of ages from walking age up. DO NOT GO TO THE KOWHAI CAFE ITS BEYOND RUBBISH and they only have one high chair.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a cable car ride which is nice. It's lovely. It's nice..? It's a cable car ride which everyone should do when they visit Wellington.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only a short ride for the $4 fee but the Museum at the top showing the history is very interesting. Would have been amazing to take this trip on the original cars shown at the Museum. If you have the time it is worth the effort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not that long. We went up and walked down. The walk is amazing and well worth it. The trip up offers good city views but is not that long a ride. It's still worth it. At the top is a viewing gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the cable car for the first time. Really enjoyed it. Great view from the top. We went on a very busy day as there was a cruise ship in town. Overall great value for money. Recommended.

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Awesome photo! Looked like a beautiful for a visit and wander around the Botanic Garden. More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cable car takes you to a spot high above the harbor and city, offering great views. There is a cafe there as well, but I did not take advantage of it.

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