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“Great day out”

Wellington Cable Car
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
Ranked #10 of 236 things to do in Wellington
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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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very reasonably priced, good location in town. The day we went it was brilliant weather - we took a packed lunch, the kids enjoyed themselves - very nice playground and lovely walks. We didn't go to the observatory up there - it seemed quite expensive. The only small complaint I would have is that I would liked to have a coffee in the afternoon (I think it was about 4pm) while we were still up there, they stopped serving tea/coffee by then - they only sold iceblocks/ice creams at that time...a bit early to stop serving coffee at that time I thought.

Visited December 2012
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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“Cable Car”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our children loved the experience. A great view of the city once you are at the Gardens. Very convenient running times.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“4 minutes ride”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We liked the four minutes ride but the kids wanted to be a little longer... what can you do.. fairly short trip up there.. Don't expect views like in Hong Kong though

Visited December 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Cool ride to the top”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Nice ride on the cable car to the Botanic garden...beautiful views from the top ...affordable cost $6 for return trip..
kids will love it

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Sweet views”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a lovely way to see the city for the first time...although I do keep coming back every time I come to Wellington. It is a lovely way to see the city from on high - very cheap and with a frequent service it is always worth doing particularly if you have time to wander through the Botanical Gardens at the top.

Visited January 2013
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