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Wellington Cable Car

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Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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The highlight to any visit to Wellington is a trip on Wellington Cable Car....

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.

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Fun but short Great experience with great views of Wellington and access to the botanical gardens Certainly a must do

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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auckland
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121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This cable car is rather new since I was there last. But it is still the same marvelous slide up the hill to the Botanical Garden area. It is a normal commuter link but enjoyed by visitors as well. The café at the top serves simple but tasty food and you can enjoy it whilst looking out over Wellington City.... More 

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Thank guggetravel
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Thanks for you support! We've just recently refurbished both cars and they now travel slightly faster too, which our local residents and students are loving! More 

Greenisland
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Did this on a wet and windy day in Wellington recently! This is very good just it was so cold and wet at top of the cable car ride we couldn't really visit anywhere and the Planetarium was closed which would have been good to visit as it was indoors and wet outside! But the cable car is very good... More 

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Thank Christine J
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Hi Christine, thanks for your lovely feedback, what a shame about the weather but that does sound like Wellington living up to its name. We hope you got the opportunity to visit the Cable Car Museum though, it was indoors and would have been perfect to visit on such a day. We're very happy to hear that you found the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Fun but short Great experience with great views of Wellington and access to the botanical gardens Certainly a must do

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Thank Joy K
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Kia Ora Joy, thanks for visiting us! We're glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your trip to the Cable Car, thanks for your lovely feedback. More 

Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

By see, I mean the view from the top is great. On a clear day the sights are terrific. It is also a treat to ride the cable car. We walked down through the botanic garden.

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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lined up to ride the cable car and after getting on and waiting a few minutes was told it was out of order and would not be operating for a couple of hours :(

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Thank Glenda D
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Hi Glenda, sorry to hear you missed out on the ride during your trip. The cars were back running in the hour, we really hope you do get an opportunity to come back and visit us in the future. More 

Edithvale, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I feel the pictures glamourise this way too much going up was enough its different but hardly exciting

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A must-do on a visit to Wellington. Just love the colourful lighting as you go through the tunnels. A good information room at the top.We were impressed with the seating in the car too.

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Thank DavidFlorence
WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

We're enjoying the new seats too! They've just been refurbished and have been beautifully polished back to its original condition. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

An interesting ride, but young kids will enjoy it most. Quite short. The kids may not enjoy the botanical gardens at the top though! The driver was very friendly

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Brian! We hope the kids got a chance to visit the Children's Playground in the Garden, it is really one of the best! More 

Gosford, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Reasonably priced for a family of 5. Lovely little trip up the top and the view is beautiful. The museum is also worth a visit as it explains its proud history. A must do if visiting Wellington. You can take as long as you like and catch the cable back when ready.

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, thanks for visiting us! We reckon the return trip is perfect for families (includes up to 4 kids) as it leave you plenty of time to explore the surrounding attractions at the summit and even grab a spot of lunch from the nearby Village. There's always lots of activities happening during the school holidays and the Children's Playground... More 

Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It's a cable car, now the botanical gardens at the top are lovely. We walked down the road to Kelburn and found a neat Pub appropriately named Kelburn Village Pub. If you have a dog they host dogs on their patio.

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WCCL, Digital Marketing Coordinator at Wellington Cable Car, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! Glad to hear you found it a good way to go uphill to the top of the Botanic Gardens. You'll find many of our locals travelling for the same reason, saving them the legs for the stroll around the beautiful Gardens instead. More 

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