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Wellington Cable Car
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$195.65*
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #8 of 233 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
St. Albert, Canada
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“great views”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This was a must do on everyone's list that we spoke to. I think we had higher expectations. The trip takes you up the hill for $3.50 or $6 round trip. The total time is about 5 minutes. There are 3 stations. The views are what make it and the cool fact of how the cables pull the trolley up the hill. The walk back down through the gardens is well worth the time and they have a cool park for kids half way down.

Visited October 2012
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“great one for summer”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I love the wellington cable car you get to see a lovely view of wellington on a great day great for the children of all ages and its great it takes you up to the gardens

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Te Anau, null, New Zealand
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“up up and away”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

the trip was like stepping back into yesteryear and that was only reinforced by going through the museum.Then we walked back to the city via lush gardens , cemataries and wnderful lookouts

Visited October 2012
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Fun journey”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Staff at the ticketing booth and drivers were friendly and very accommodating to a double buggy, is a great journey with fantastic views

Visited October 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Fun way to see the views.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The cable car is a fun way to climb to the Botanic Gardens and to catch the views over the harbour and city.

Visited October 2012
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