Wellington Cable Car

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-44722199
  • Ticket Price: 8 NZD
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car - Review

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.

Wellington Cable Car Ticket Prices

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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TripHobo Highlights for Wellington Cable Car

  • Wellington Cable Car Address: 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
  • Wellington Cable Car Contact Number: +64-44722199
  • Wellington Cable Car Timing: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wellington Cable Car Price: 8 NZD
  • Best time to visit Wellington Cable Car(preferred time): 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Wellington Cable Car: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Wellington Cable Car

  • 95% of people who visit Wellington include Wellington Cable Car in their plan

  • 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

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

58.52% of people prefer walking in order to reach Wellington Cable Car

People normally club together Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Frank Kitts Park while planning their visit to Wellington Cable Car.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Wellington Cable Car Trips

Wellington Cable Car, Wellington Reviews

  • Beautiful way to view Wellington city. When you take the ride to the top, you can catch the view of the city on the window. The cable car connects to the Botanical Garden and Rose Garden. Plus, you can catch the free shuttle to Zealandia right out of the station. Price is $9 for a return trip or $5 for one way. The cable car museum is right next to the station and free entry.

  • Took the iconic cable car ride up to the Wellington Botanical Garden. The journey itself is under 10 minutes one way but it is a great experience. At the base, the ticket counter is located in Lambton Quay and there is a waiting area with seats for passengers looking to board the next cable car. An adult return ticket costs $7.50. The cable car is bright red and is well maintained. The scenery is better when seated on the left side of the cable car in the upward journey. The lights in the tunnel made the journey even more spectacular. Once at the top, there is a point which is a favorite among photographers, where the view is of the mountains, sea and the cricket field in the background, and the cable car in the foreground. When in Wellington, this tourist attraction is one that must be experienced!

  • Beautiful trip up to the Botanic Gardens with colourful tunnels that delighted my young'ens. Went up at about 3pm and had a great view of the city. We stayed till about 6pm and got to see the skyline at night too which was lovely, although it was raining. The museum at the top of the hill was very informative and had nice little souvenirs Michael Singapore, May 2018

  • The Wellington Cable Car is a classic and iconic attraction; the first time I visited I was a kid, and now just over a decade later I made my second visit. The ride is less than about 8 minutes to get to the top, where there are viewing binoculars ($2 to use - a little annoying), a lookout over the city, and a museum/gift shop nearby. The botanical gardens are at the top, and not too far away is the observatory - the cable car is a must do for the family!

  • Cool little ride up a very steep hill. Go to cable car museum if you can...and the botanical gardens are worth the effort or the walk.

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