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“Up a bit, down a bit”

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: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Up a bit, down a bit”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lovely to see a proper cable car still being used for what it was intended. I only used it one way - to get from the botanic gardens down to Lambton Quay - but I did manage to allow enough time to have a coffee and view the museum before I used the car. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great family activity”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We rode the cable car which brought great delight to my little boy and his Daddy! The staff were really helpful as we had a pram. the views from the top were fantastic and we decided to walk back to the bottom which took rather longer than expected but we found a fascinating old cemetery somewhere on our descent!

Visited December 2012
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Exmouth
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“Never made it”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I am sure this is great o ride on. Unfortunately Wellington is host to daily cruise liners in the immersion. When we went to ride the cable car there was a queue of 150m which did not seem to move. Instead we walked up to visit the Botanic Gardens. A steep climb but good exercise.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Trip down memory lane”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

I first rode on this cable car with my grandparents - over 60 years ago. It was a real treat to take my own grandchildren on it. Fantastic views over Wellington, and lots to do once you are at the top. We had afternoon tea at the cafe, walked to the Observatory, found the children's playground and walked through the gardens. A great way to spend a family afternnon.

Visited January 2013
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Chiltern, Australia
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“awesome ride”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Great ride and top views its a must do when in Wellington ,but once you have done it once I think it would be boring

Visited January 2013
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