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“A Must Do For Visitors to Wellington”

Wellington Cable Car
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$40.63*
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
Ranked #26 of 242 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: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Definitely recommend everyone to do this while in Wellington. The ride is fun and the views are spectacular. We thought the cost was very cheap for such an attraction. We took a one way ticket and then walked through the botanical gardens which was a very easy walk back into the city. This is a great way to enjoy the views.

Thank Denstrip
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"great views from the top"
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great ride towards the hill overlooking the city. No visitor to Wellington should miss this. A bit pricey, but worth paying.

Thank Shycs
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Great view of Wellington from the top. Marvellous museum. If the weather had been better a walk through the botanical gardens would have been on the cards, as well!! What more can I say about a cable car?? I was interested to find that the technology was used to build the San francisco trams when the Mt Victoria cable car proved succesful!!

Thank Nev001
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We bought a round-trip ticket, which was a mistake, since we went up to the top primarily to see the Botanic Garden, which was a real plus. We recommend you buy a one-way ticket if you want to browse the gardens, since there is a long, beautiful path that winds its way back to the bottom. We could not rate this funicular highly because it is quite short compared to others we have experienced. There is a small museum at the top, with one of the original 1902 cars on display. But the gardens are well worth the trip. We spent three hours walking the grounds, ending with a multi-hued rose garden and cafe at the bottom, 10 minutes walk back to the business district of Wellington.

Thank Charlie S
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

As staying only a minutes walk from one of the stops we took cable car to go both into the CBD and up to Botanic gardens. It's very quick and convenient and a novelty too. Noticed a large queue in the morning to go from the bottom of the line upwards but as there is a cable car every ten minutes don't think there was too long a wait. We stayed at B&B called Lambton heights and the cable car was just at bottom of the street.

Thank LindsayCheshire
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