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Wellington Cable Car

Open Now: 07:00 - 22:00
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“botanic gardens”(722 reviews)
“lambton quay”(241 reviews)
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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...more
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280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 2199
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All reviews botanic gardens lambton quay fun ride return ticket short trip light show great views from the top carter observatory steep hill quick trip walked down small museum rose garden cruise ship city centre nice walk sunny day
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Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a relatively short trip up the hill to the observatory and botanic garden but it was enjoyable. It saved a steep climb.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good fun and a decent view offered from the top of the cable car on clear day, not too costly for a quirky trip. Definitely worth visiting the museum whilst at the top as some interesting exhibits in there. Nice to walk down to city...More

Thank WinteringhamSteve
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cable Car ride to the top of the hill is a great outing in decent weather. The ride is short and pleasurable, really more of a funicular. It's what's at the top that is of greatest interest: views of the city and harbor and...More

Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 5 days ago

Adult family took a trip to the top and back. View was awesome, on a sunn Wellington day. Staff were helpful with our limited mobility issues and looked after the scooter at the bottom etc.

Thank Roaming_Nicster
Reviewed 6 days ago

Get it from the bottom to the gardens at the top, then walk thru the gardens and walk back downhill to town. Ride is interesting with coloured lights changing thru the tunnels, and a good way to get to the top to roam the gardens....More

Thank Julie_loveabargain
Reviewed 6 days ago

i love the cable car, going from a busy city street to a garden with amazing views is magical. adding flashing strobes inside the tunnels is crass, kitsch, and painful for those with epilepsy etc, needs more accessible loos as well

Thank kiwimrdee
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Wellington C | Property representative |
Kia Ora, the route may seem long on the map but Space Place is only two minutes away from the Kelburn Terminal. Once you come out of the Cable Car at the Kelburn Terminal, walk towards Kelburn Lookout/Botanic Garden until... More
Alison D
18 March 2018|
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Response from Wellington C | Property representative |
Kia Ora Alison, There are two ways to see the Botanic Garden. You can purchase a return ticket and return to the city centre at any time (suitable for people with time constraint). Or purchase one-way and walk down through... More
Michelle H
3 January 2018|
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Response from TexasCatBird | Reviewed this property |
Our ship, Holland's Noordam, docked at Atorea Quay near Westpac Arena, which is located in an industrial area and does not allow for pedestrian traffic. So we took the complimentary bus available, just as you depart the... More