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Wellington Cable Car

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“lambton quay”(240 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
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Reviewed yesterday

It was the first time that I try this kind of transportation . It was a very nice trip , even it was very very short . I recommend to do it for every one

Thank Ramadan A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice ride on the cable car. Lovely views from the top with plenty of interpretation panels to show what you are looking at. Regular journeys, pleasant staff and very clean and well-worn carriages.More

Thank SteveM999_12
Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review, Steve. There's a well-known saying in the city, 'You can't beat Wellington on a good day' and a ride on the Cable Car is one of the best and quickest ways of getting up to Kelburn to admire the views across...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great way to get up and down if you don't like walking , it is great fun for kids and adults alike.

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

Our family return fares - $15 for one adult and up to three children, and $20 for two adults and up to four children - are great value and there's lot to do and see at the top.

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wellington Cable Car was modernized a few years ago but retained it character and charm. It is a nice ride and provides excellent views at the top station. The cable car museum next door is interesting. Worth the price of the return trip.

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

The current system was installed back in 1979 and you can see some of the original cars in the Cable Car Museum near the Kelburn terminus - entrance is free.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One leaves every 10 minutes. Comfortable seats but you can stand when busy. There are flashing lights inside two tunnels so not sure how that might affect epilepsy sufferers or if this is mentioned. Good viewing platform at top and nice walk down. Cafe, shops...More

Thank Shirley61281
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked our car NZ$4 for an hour then took the cable car from the top and got a return ticket each only NZ$9.00. At the bottom strolled around the city and did a bit of shopping then took the cable car back up the...More

Thank Kaydee A
Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kaydee.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip down memory lane on the cable car. Trip seemed shorter ( which it wasn't - just the memory was short :-) ) and it was more comfortable than our memories, but I guess that is just old memory kicking in. Was a great...More

Thank Jeanne N
Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jeanne. Great to know that you enjoyed your nostalgia trip even though the cafe was closed. Better luck next time ...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice way to get a different perspective of the city. Cheap too! The Botanical Gardens at the top are beautiful.

Thank NicoleReilly
Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Nicole.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great nostalgic ride up the hill through led lit viaducts. Reminiscent of old Melbourne trams. Worth a look. Worth a look.

Thank Oz_Bloke169
Wellington C, Digitial Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Cable Car Museum close to the Kelburn terminus has some of the older cable cars on display. There's even a dressing-up box so you can put on some vintage clothes and take 'nostalgic' photos beside the old cars.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being ex wellingtonians a nostalgic trip on the cable car was a ‘let’s do’. Beautiful clear day in the capital , clean embarkation points, start lights in the tunnels and the familiar ‘clang clang’ of the cable car bell !! No seats any more on...More

Thank Edenescape S
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osemail2018
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
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Alison D
19 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
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Michelle H
4 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
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