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“A wellington must do”

Wellington Cable Car
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
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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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
New Zealand
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31 reviews
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“A wellington must do”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Straight out of the city to the top of the hill. You have to do this if you travel to Wellington. It is part of the city's transport and locals use it to travel to work every day.

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“does exactly what it says on the tin”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

there isn't much to see on this cable car on the way up but it is an interesting ride to the top of the botanic gardens and the observatory and the little museum is very interesting. An inexpensive way to save your legs and still be able to enjoy the botanic gardens!

Visited October 2012
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NZ
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“Nice diversion in the city”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Worth the trip up and/or down. Great view over the city from the top and easy way to get from the CBD to the botanical gardens.

Worth visiting the cable car museum (free) which tells the interesting history.

Visited October 2012
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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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