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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Must do”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

It's a bit old school, but for a $6 return ride up the hill the views are worth it, as well as the novelty value!

I take a ride every time I visit Wellington.

Visited May 2013
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Sussex Inlet, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Never fails”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The good old cable car never fails to be fun...well worth the trip to the top and for the view of the city and local Botanical Gardens...it really is a must do on any trip to Wellington

Visited May 2013
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Auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great ride”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Lovely steep up hill ride, the gardens at the top are lovely, we didnt have time to walk all the way around but am sure it would be well worth the effort.

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Views galore!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The whole experience, imagining how it must have been before the cable car. Magnificent views and fascinating museum at the top. Lunch at a table overlooking the harbour, very enjoyable day.
No dislikes

Visited November 2012
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great ride and city views”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Wellington Cable Car is unique. It leaves from the central city (Lambton Quay) and travels up to a look out over the city. Halfway up is the Victoria University stop. At the top is the original car that was replaced in the 70's. The view from the top is over the city and harbour. You can ride back or walk through the botanic gardens. If you have a Super Gold Card the fare is FREE.

Visited November 2012
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