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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
Reviewed January 14, 2013

During our stay in Wellington we took our kids on the cable car and explored the botanical gardens. I was impressed with the price of a family return ($15). Staff were friendly and apart from technical problems with the cable car when we wanted to return, resulting in us having to walk half way down the hill until it was working again, we had a great day and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

Thank DaynaHoward
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We had a great time on the cablecar.
It was fn and comfortable but very windy! Just like all Wellington!
Lovely sunshine and very great views but take a jacket or coat!

1  Thank Lise O
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

A sunny morning, no wind - great time to ride the cable car! Check out the museum at the top that has some fascinating history and beautifully restored old cable cars. Pity about the old tearooms that are no longer there - the modern substitute is no match - someone needs to create a replica!

Thank Kaye W
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Take cable car lane off Lambton Quay and before you know it you'll be taking in the sights of Wellington. Take the cable car to the last station and enjoy Absolutely amazing views on a clear day of Port Nicholson, Somes Island, Hutt Valley. On the way up the cable car stops a mid station for a minute or so - stop popular with students studying at Victoria University main campus.

Thank MonnyQ
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

This cable car leaves from Lambton Quay in the city and has 2 stops on the way up the mountain, the Botannical gardens and carter observatory are at the top. You can either take the cable car back down or walk through the Botannical gardens to the bottom of the hill.

1  Thank austrip
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