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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This being our first visit to NZ we took advice from a local tourist info office who recommended the cable car. Good shout! Great views and vfm. Long walk down that we chose allowed us to see the Botanical Gardens and seek out shops and restaurants for later on.

Thank 473KevinJ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just get what you pay for.
If you get a return trip you can get off at the top and have a good look around and it's nice and clean

Thank ellhru
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quick round trip up to the botanical gardens in comfort. Coffee and cake at the top and a walk around the botanical gardens to make up a few hours in Wellington.

Thank daleaus
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the cable car up to Kelburn to get to the top of the botanical gardens and walk down. The ride was short and not such a big deal and no super view. Also pricey at $5 for a super short ride.

Thank Samiya7
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Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting. The historic Cable Car is New Zealand's only funicular railway that is still running since 1902. The quick 5 minute journey travels between the city centre and the Suburb of Kelburn, running every 10 minutes. At the top of the Cable Car you get easy access to the Kelburn Lookout, Botanic Garden (free entry), Cable Car Museum (free entry), Space Place and Zealandia (via free shuttle). Cafes are close by too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Try to stand a the top or bottom of the cable car, this may be hard as this is a busy attraction. Once up the top enjoy the gardens and the view. The Cable Car museum is a good piece of history. Cute gift shop as well.

Thank Edwardcharles101
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the cable car to go up to the botanical gardens and playground.
The cable car is a fun way to go up and see the view, have a walk around with the sifferent routes. It is all clearly marked.
The cable car has a few stops before you go up and you can sit comfortably. you are up quickly. Our kids loved it.

Thank Lottevanbeek
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Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lovely picture! Glad to see you and your kids enjoyed your Cable Car journey!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our Japanese home stay student here and it was the highlight of his trip. He took heaps of photos and as we hadn't even been on it in a while ourselves, we all enjoyed the lights in the tunnel!

Thank minimacx2
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Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hope he took a Japanese brochure with him.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A quick and easy way to get a wonderful view of this harbour city for $9 return trip. Cable car runs every 10 minutes so is very convenient for all visitors.

Thank KatielouAustralia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Clean cable car ride up the hill with plenty to see at the top. Beautiful peaceful gardens near by. Specialty shops up top too. Safe cars with varied stops on the way up the hill. Worth the ride for the view alone

Thank tigergirl2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If in Wellington, no reason not to do the ride. Doesn’t take long and good views but don’t expect to be blown away.

Glad we went but not the “make your day” experience.

Thank Odyssey658583
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Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting. Cable Car offers easy access to the Kelburn Lookout, Cable Car Museum (free entry), Botanic Garden (free entry), Space Place and Zealandia (via free shuttle).

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