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“You must take a trip if you visit Wellington”

Wellington Cable Car
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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, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Reviewed September 3, 2013

A great short trip on the cable car is worth the cost @ $7 for a return adult ticket. It runs very 10 minutes fro 7 am thru to 10pm Mon - Fri. Weekends it opens a bit later around 9am. There is a small souvenir shop at the top and they were doing some major renovations at the top when we visited in July.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Renovations were being done when we visited, however the view at the top and the gardens are well worth the trip.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The cable car is a great attraction if you have not been on it before. However, I had so planned to go to the top and have a lovely lunch. Alas, when we got to the top the cafe was gone as were the toilets which really ruined a great plan. So back down we came as it was raining. For visitors they really needed to tell us that the cafe was closed.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I have not been on the cable car in some years but still so good to geta perspective of Wellington and how good this place is on a sunny day. The view is awesome and so is the botanical gardens.

Thank Shaun T
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Was great view from the top but was expecting a bit more of a trip with more scenery. would of been cheaper and easier to drive up to the same point

Thank 338Renee
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