Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car: Hours, Address, Wellington Cable Car Reviews: 4.5/5

Wellington Cable Car
4.5
Historic Sites • Trams • Lookouts
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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 and evry 15 minutes before 8pm.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Christine S
Taupo, New Zealand70 contributions
Wonderful views and great ride
Apr 2021
It's great they have the tunnels all lit up with amazing colourful lights. Great ride and the views are fabulous on a nice sunny day.
Written July 27, 2021
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Kia Ora Christine, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled you had a great time, enjoyed the tunnel lights and the views. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. :)
Written July 29, 2021
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Bernard R
Whangarei, New Zealand1,047 contributions
Great Views at Top
Jul 2021 • Couples
Set in the centre of Wellington off Lambton Quay this attraction is easily accessible. Even better it is free for gold card holders at weekends. As it travels up the hill it passes through several tunnels which are illuminated. At the top is a small museum and shop.
Written July 17, 2021
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are thrilled you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written July 18, 2021
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand665 contributions
A Must Do When In Wellington
Jun 2021
I would not want to walk up this route so being able to take the cable car is a major bonus and the views on a clear day are great. The museum at the top is interesting and informative and we enjoyed a pleasant walk back down through the gardens spotting birds and enjoying the walk.
Written July 12, 2021
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely feedback Maree. We are happy you had a great time, and enjoyed the views. We hope to see you again soon.
Written July 18, 2021
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Johnpinfold
Cheviot, New Zealand15 contributions
Historic ride
Jun 2021 • Friends
Awesome to see such a historic mode of transport still functional and some great views from the top. A must do if you want to experience Wellington
Written July 10, 2021
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We definitely concur that the Cable Car is a must do when visiting Wellington, and the views are lovely at the top! We hope to see you again soon.
Written July 18, 2021
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand297 contributions
Amazing experince a Must do
Apr 2021
This was such a fun ride both up the hill and back, something else that I had wanted to go and and glad I did, loved also how the tunnels were decorated in lights looked pretty cool, quite stunning views when reach the top. totally worth the money to go
Written July 9, 2021
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are so thrilled you had a great time, and enjoyed the tunnel lights, and views. We hope to see you again soon.
Written September 1, 2021
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Eli B
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions
Poor
Jun 2021
It’s a waist of time and money. There is nothing to see, or at least interesting... I won’t come back
Written June 7, 2021
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Kia ora and thank you for visiting the Cable Car. Apologies for the unpleasant experience. To help us improve our services, we would like to find out more about your experience and please feel free to contact us via https://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/get-touch. The Cable Car fare is $5 one way and $9 return for adults. Once you arrive at the Cable Car summit, you have easy access to the Cable Car Museum, Space Place, Botanic Gardens, cafes, Zealandia (via free shuttle), and many more hidden gems. Find out more on our website. https://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/what-do Looking forward to more feedback and enjoy the rest of your week.
Written June 9, 2021
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Jane A
Wellington, New Zealand147 contributions
"Pleasant visit"
Feb 2021 • Couples
My husband and I took our grand- daughter up on the cable car and went down to the playground. It was a beautiful day. Great views from the top. We ate at the cafe at top which was verynice. We all had a very enjoyable time. The lights in the tunnel were the highlight with my grand- daughter.
Written May 17, 2021
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Ima F
3 contributions
Hmmmmm
May 2021 • Solo
Ensure you ride the cable car during the day .... there was no point in going up at night - nothing to see but the flashing lights in the tunnel .... 5mins it’s all over , this is a day time activity
Written May 14, 2021
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Kia Ora and thank you for your review. Day time visit to the Cable Car would give you opportunities to visit other attractions nearby (Cable Car Museum, Botanic Gardens, Zealandia, and cafe). However, nighttime offers a different atmosphere where you can enjoy themed tunnel lights, and visit Space Place (1 minute away from Cable Car Kelburn terminal). The best view of Wellington is visible both during the day and night, indoor or outdoor.
Written May 31, 2021
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Roni Wright
Ross, New Zealand15 contributions
fun
May 2021
A lovely ride on the cable car. A good look about up the top. great views of Wellington. A must to do
Written May 5, 2021
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Ajo412
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions
Fantastic
Apr 2021
Great value for money and what an amazing view at the top. Would highly recommend walking back down to the city and the walk is lovely.
Written April 29, 2021
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