Wellington Cable Car

The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway in Wellington, New Zealand, between Lambton Quay, the main shopping street, and Kelburn, a suburb in the hills overlooking the central city, rising 120 m over a length of 612 m.

Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011

In just 5 minutes we reached the top of the Botanic Garden where panoramic views of the city and harbour are the reward. We visited the Space Place Observatory and 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 but we were not keen to try as it was too cold. The Cable Car leaves every 10 minutes.

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Had coffee at the Cable Top Eatery with an awesome view!

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