The Wellington Cable Car is one of Wellington’s iconic tourist attractions. It completed 110 years of service in the year 2012. The cable car connects downtown Wellington (Lambton Quay) to the suburb of Kelburn. Popular with locals as well as tourists, the cable car departs every 10 minutes and along the way, one travels under the corporate towers of The Terrace, past Kelburn Park and Victoria University of Wellington. Once at the top, do check out the Wellington Botanic Garden, the Carter Observatory and the Cable Car Museum. Many people travel up by cable car and then leisurely stroll back down to the city centre.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wellington Cable Car
Return Journey Ticket Prices:
- Adult: $7.50
- NZ Students and Children (5-15): $3.50
- Family (2 adults and upto 4 children): $19
One Way Ticket Prices:
- Adult: $4
- NZ Students and Children (5-15): $2
Wellington Cable Car Hours
- The cable car runs every 10 minutes.
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95% of people who visit Wellington include Wellington Cable Car in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
35.98% of people start their Wellington Cable Car visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Wellington Cable Car
58.52% of people prefer walking in order to reach Wellington Cable Car
Wellington Cable Car Reviews & Ratings
Uniquely Wellington and a fun way to see some of Wellington’s history. We loved the ride to the top with the tunnels light up. The way the cable car takes you up and out of the central city into a quiet part of the city is amazing. Clean, cool and well done. The views are worth the trip up. Take the trip up and walk back through the Botanical Gardens. There is a restaurant near the rose garden with mouth watering food.
The Tram may be a outdated piece of transportation when moving from point A to point B. But this is definitely different from everything from buses to trains. Moving up the tracks you get a lovely view of the place and even get a little light show in the tunnels! At the end you come across a cafe, star dome (of sorts), a travel path across nature, a small yet interesting look the history of the tram, and best of all stunning view of Wellington. Highly recommend!
Fun and quick cable car ride with nice views at top of the hill. A nice attraction that is reasonably priced. Probably best time to go is near sunset so you can see daytime, sunset and night views of Wellington
Classic tourist activity for Wellington and worth the fare. Was my first time on it in years and went with someone who had never been on the cable car - both really appreciated the upgraded tunnels with light installments now doing varied patterns, really nice touch. Otherwise it's a quick trip up to the Botanic gardens with beautiful views of the city.
This little gem is truly worth seeing. Must ride when you are in windy Welly. Return trip right on the front seat, is worth the money, as you can truly watch how the pulley mechanism works. Best transportation invention ever for hilly cities.