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  • Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
  • Hours: Open daily, closed Christmas Day
  • Admission: AU$5

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Wellington Cable Car

Taking a ride on Wellington’s little red cable car is an essential experience.

The cable car has been operating since 1902, providing panoramic views over Wellington on its 5-minute chug up the hill to Kelburn village and the botanic garden.

At the top, visit the Cable Car Museum to learn more about this historic attraction, and get out your camera to snap must-have photos of those harbor views. Nearby, the Carter Observatory explains the mysteries of the southern night sky.

Practical Info

The Wellington cable car runs every 10 minutes from Lambton Quay by the waterfront to the top entrance of the Wellington Botanic Garden.

If you’d like to walk back to town, it’s an interesting and pleasant 35-minute downhill stroll.

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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour, Wellington, null
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 15 Reviews

On this amazing private tour you will see the top attractions in Wellington city has to offer! You will be driven around the stunning coast line to view the ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $204.34
Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour, Wellington, Full-day Tours
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 76 Reviews

Journey into the heart of Wellington on this city sightseeing small-group tour. From its unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours or 8 hours

From USD $130.04
Wellington City Scenic Tour, Wellington, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Wellington City Scenic Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Small group sightseeing tours of Wellington. This flexible two hour scenic tour includes stops at Mt Victoria and Old St Pauls. We have the perfect Wellington ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.67
Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour, Wellington, City Tours
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Wellington City Sights and Coast Tour

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Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealand’s beautiful capital city. Admire local landmarks and historic ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.87

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