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Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car

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280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
+64 4 472 2199
https://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/English/Home.html
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All aboard the Wellington Cable Car, the relentless red rattler! Proving a successful project since its opening in 1902, the cable car ride is a popular means of transportation for Victoria University ... Read more
students and a unique, beautiful highlight of the Wellington experience. The main attraction is the panoramic sightseeing platform on the journey up the hill from Lambton Quay to the Botanic Gardens, Cable Car Museum and Kelburn Village. The flaming-red tram provides you a picturesque, increasingly wonderful view of Wellington and the harbor below. To accommodate the steep slope, the tram interior is staggered rather than level. When walking through the car, you feel as if you are climbing a staircase. Even if you have traveled on other trams, it is highly unlikely that you have taken a trip on a cable car like this one.

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Bangkok, Thailand

Climb up to the top of the mountain and walk around the park. There have a cable car museum, good to understand the history of this cable car.

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Local from Wellington, New Zealand

Such a cool and quirky location! You can use a snapper card to catch a ride on the cable car. At the top, you can visit the botanical gardens for free so it's well worth the journey up there!

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Local from Wellington, New Zealand

Who doesn't love riding a cable car? This is a fun and cheap thing to do, especcially on a nice day where you've got gorgeous views out over the harbour. At the top you can explore the botanical gardens and wander down through them to a nice cafe. There's also a playground here.

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Pukekohe

Excellent view to be gained going up, consider paying for a one way ticket to enjoy a walk bak down through the Botanic Gardens or check out the Observatory and Cable Car Museum at the top. A neat little trip to appreciate some of Wellingtons history.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Wellington's famous red cable car. It takes you from the city up to the botanic gardens. From the top you can see a fantastic view of the city! The cable car ride was definitely memorable!

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Want to get a great view of Wellington and not have to sweat to get it? Here's your answer! Great views and good fun.

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New York City

Nothing like the old charm of a cable car combined with amazing views of Wellington. Cable Car driver was super friendly and told us a lot about history and other little known facts. Don't forget your camera!

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Mountain View, California

ride it and take a tour in the botanic gardens of Wellington and check out the whole cite view

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New Zealand

The garden itself is not too big but give you a nice overview of Wellington from the top. The cable car is pretty short from my other experience... =)

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San Francisco

A nice easy way to get to some fabulous views of Wellington.

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