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Wellington Cable Car
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
Ranked #10 of 236 things to do in Wellington
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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 10 July 2014

What a well-groomed and unmissable experience! The staff are clearly chosen for their ability to interact appropriately with the public. The museum and shop at the top are both of a very high standard - well worth a visit.

Thank AnnieDNZ
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We took the kids and they loved the tunnels. I thought this was a cheap and fun way to get to the botanic gardens and we really enjoyed going on it.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Tucked away is the ticket box to the cable car (look for the tram car sign on the main street) and what a lovely experience this journey to the top was. For us the day's weather was wet, but the views and the gardens would be lovely on a fine day. The museum at the top station was well worth the visit. Most enjoyable.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

a wellington must do. great views at the top.museum at the summit is very interesting and you can have a nice walk around the botanic gardens

Thank RoscoTaranaki
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Anyone thinking about going on the Wellington Cable car in a wheelchair please feel comfortable in knowing they have 2 places in one of the cars for wheelchairs and adequate space for others to get past you. Getting on & off is no problem either as there are ramps etc and plenty of space. Make sure you buy a return ticket as there is a saving and don't consider going back down any other way as the gradient on the tracks is way too steep and if you are a full WCHR then you wont be able to transfer into the gold buggies that take you to the botanical gardens. The coffee shop at the top has access to enter via the shop so no issues to go and have a coffee & cake. Staff at the base were also very helpful.

Thank David M
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