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Wellington Cable Car
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USD 37.98*
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour
Ranked #27 of 244 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A nice cheap trip to the top for a pretty neat view of the city. Follow the signs for an easy walk into the city through the botanical gardens. There are multiple routes to take which all kind of end in the same spot, but there is plenty of signage and maps so easy to navigate.

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia Ora, great photos! Thank you for visiting, glad to see you enjoyed your journey!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome journey back in time, didn’t have to wait long and really enjoyed the views up the top. Affordable as well

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The cable car is just one of those things to do and experience as part of your wellington journey.. Straight up the hill to Kelburn and the Botanics. People can use it as either public transport to get to and from the top of the hill and suburbs/botanics/Zealandia etc or just to experience the views at the top and have a wonder around at the cable car museum. The ride itself is quite short (approx 4 minutes) but it goes through an interesting light show that has been created in all the tunnels. It is a tad over priced for the actual ride itself around $7.50 an adult but don't let that put your off. Great as an activity for familys. You can have a wonder around the cable car musuem which costs no extra to enter, check out the stunning views and then have a wonder around the botanics. The playground at the botanics is really neat for all age children. take a picnic from the countdown at the bottom of the car and enjoy a afternoon out.

Thank Gemma R
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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia Ora Gemma, thank you for visiting, some great suggestions for others. At the moment, it is $4 one-way and $7.50 return. Student diacounts apply to students who are studying in New Zealand.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It is a nice little ride up to the gardens and the view of Oriental Bay is lovely. However no one seems to know the name of the destination apart from the fact there is a garden.

Thank AlexandraMelbourne
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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia Ora and welcome, thank you for your lovely review.We call it 'the top of the Cable Car' or the 'Kelburn Lookout'. The Botanic Garden is just one of the nearby attractions.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

It was like shooting fish in a barrel - tourists galore, paying a fair fare to take the red cable car up a couple of stops, and through the lit-up tunnel. To be fair, the fare included a chance to take pics on the old train model at the top, and you can walk down the small hill again afterwards, including a nice set of rose beds which are pretty to look at without the work. I just thought the cable car trip would be longer.

Thank Lynette F
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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Kia Ora, thank you for visiting. The Cable Car is an iconic attraction in Wellington and is also a form of transport for locals trvaling between the city centre and the Kelburn Suburb. The quick historic journey only take about 5 minutes. The short trip gives you more time to visit nearby attractions at the top of the Cable Car.

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