Cable Car tickets can be purchased online prior to arrival or at the Ticket Office at arrival. Tickets are valid for 6 months after purchase. We recommend purchasing your tickets online to avoid any potential queues, especially during summer in Wellington. The Cable Car journey takes about 5 minutes to travel one way. Once you arrive at the top you can walk down through the beautiful Botanic Gardens (20 - 30 minutes). If you purchase a return journey you can return at anytime.