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“Ride up for a good view”

Wellington Cable Car
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$40.36*
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
Ranked #26 of 242 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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed November 27, 2011

One of the cheaper things to do in town. Take the ride up and walk down through the Botanical Guardens.

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"lambton quay"
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"great views from the top"
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"carter observatory"
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"small museum"
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"rose garden"
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

This is a very average attractions , Takes 5 minutes to get to the top. The top does have a good view out over the whole of Wellington even on a rain overcast day like ours , but the cafe and the museum is very small and average. I had booked a return ticket so we had a quick walk around realised there was not alot to see and do and returned all within about 15minutes.
I would probably recommend on a nice day getting a one way ticket and walk back down through the botanical gardens , takes about 30 minutes.

Thank Jo R
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Always good fun on a nice day and a good view at the top. Nice gift shop here too.

Thank Fi0na_NZ
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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.)

Thank worldtraveler1716
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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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