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Wellington Cable Car

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Wellington Cable Car offers a charming escape from the busy city streets to the tree lined walkways of the Botanic Gardens.

Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington Wellington & Surrounds

Phone: view phone+64 4 472 2199

Contact Name: +64 4 472 2200


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For over a hundred years passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views of our growing cityscape and the surrounding hills that define Wellington's harbour. 

The cars run from Lambton Quay in the heart of the central business district and within 5 minutes whisk you from under the corporate towers of The Terrace past Kelburn Park and Victoria University to the top entrance of the Wellington Botanic Gardens with its magnificent lookout over the City and harbour - Te Whanganui-a-Tara (The Great Harbour of Tara).

Other attractions immediately accessible from the top station are the award winning Cable Car museum situated in the old cable car winding room and the newly opened Carter Observatory For those wishing to explore further, Kelburn village with its shops and Cafes is a short walk and an ideal stopping off point on your way to Zealandia.

There are also easy downhill walks through the Botanic Gardens to Thorndon or back to Lambton Quay via the historic Bolton Street Cemetery and the Beehive.

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Hours of work

The Cable Cars run every 10 minutes

Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm

Saturday 8:30am to 10pm

Sunday & Public Holidays 9am to 9pm

Closed Christmas Day

Early Closing Saturday 11 December @ 7pm

Early closing 24 December @ 8pm


Lambton Quay, Wellington

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