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Wellington Cable Car

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“lambton quay”(242 reviews)
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 fun ride lambton quay short trip return ticket 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 yesterday

It's high up on the list of 'things to do' in Wellington but it's pretty ho-hum. If you have been on a funicular before, it's no big deal as transport. Wellington is not a particularly impressive skyline, and there are cruise ship and tour groups...More

Thank joanc1992
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

$20 for return ticket or family which is much better value than other options. Nice experience and kids love the psychedelic tunnel of lights! Will go again

Thank GGsFeedback
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ride is fun if you have never ridden such a cable car. It takes you up to the Botanical gardens and some nice views over the city and the harbour.

Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saved a hike and worth the $9 for the views. What a hill! When you get to the top, there are lots of cute cafes down the street and even a cable car museum. We used it to pick up the shuttle to Zealandia.

Thank DVMamaTravlr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice quick ride up to top to visit botanical gardens on first afternoon in Wellington....well worth a visit.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice short tram ride from the heart of the city to the elevated botanical garden. The view from the top is fantastic.

Thank petercC9871PB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw more scenery by driving to the top of the local mountain and going to its lookout point; also suggest you drive around the Wellington coast if you get some time

Thank ARK_Travelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

And for NZ $9 return, it's still relatively good value! It was great going up and enjoying a sparkling Wellington early summer afternoon with the sapphire-flecked sea brooding below!

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap quick trip up to see the view. You can walk down via the Botanic gardens. The volunteer people were very friendly and helpful.

Thank jojo201587
Wellington C, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

The Wellington City Ambassadors are extrememly helpful to any visitors to Wellington. They know just about everything about Wellington! We will pass on your lovely feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this is quaint- it is really the most efficient way to get up the hill and reasonably priced. There is a free shuttle van to Zealandia 20m from when you get off at the top. The cable car museum at the top is free...More

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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
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
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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