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“Sure beats walking up the hill”

Wellington Cable Car
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$206.82*
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #9 of 240 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Reviewed November 22, 2011

The ride is fairly short with a couple of stops. It's used by locals and visitors to get up the steep hill. Great to take up, then follow the marked path through the Botanical Garden back to town. (This is more than a stroll, but not a difficult walk at all.)

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

An easy way to get to the top of the botanical garden...might as well do it in style!

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Reviewed November 21, 2011

This cable car takes you to the botanic gardens. Not the greatest view of the city and full of cruise liner passengers wanting to tick this item off on their list of things to do.

Thank allanbowers
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Do the shop and history the best way to the gardens

Thank D E
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

You wont need a return ticket if you are going up to walk around the botanical gardens. The route you walk brings you back down the to bottom anyway

Thank GED_9
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