Entry ticket

Wellington: Return Cable Car Ticket

Entry ticket

Wellington: Return Cable Car Ticket

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Experience a slice of Wellington's history and travel on one of New Zealand's only running funicular railways.

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  • Travel on one of New Zealand's only running funicular railways
  • Explore the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer
  • Admire the panoramic views of the growing cityscape
  • Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden and Cable Car Museum
Full description
Follow the Cable Car signpost around Lambton Quay to find the hidden Cable Car Lane in the heart of the city centre.  Wellington's iconic Cable Car travels through three historic tunnels and over three bridges. There are three intermediate stations; the residential areas of Clifton, Talavera and Salamanca. Victoria University of Wellington and Kelburn Park Fountain can be accessed from the Salamanca Station. Enjoy the panoramic views of Wellington city and the harbor from the top of the Cable Car. To get back down into the city, there are several walks through the hillsides of the Botanic Garden, including a beautiful 40-minute stroll back down to the city centre via the historic Bolton Street Cemetery and the Beehive. Or if you prefer an easier route back down, choose the return journey option. This allows you plenty of time to enjoy the views and explore the surrounding attractions at the summit before heading back.
  • One way or return journey (depending on option chosen)

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    You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before boarding.

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    Know before you go

    •  The cable car runs every 10 minutes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 68 reviews

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    This was our first trip to Wellington City, so took the opportunity to visit the Wellington Cable Car. This was an awesome experience, loved the ride up and back. Loved the relaxed atmosphere at the Eatery Cafe, where the food and service was excellent. The museum was informative, with lots of interesting displays and the Space Centre, was the same. Didn't realise we were up the top for 4 hours. This was definitely a must do, while in Wellington, so glad we did 🙂 thank you for this experience.

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    March 30, 2023

    I was able to skip the line with this advance purchase ticket and save a lot of time. I came into town on a cruise ship and the ticket line wrapped around the block. Same price as getting it in person so I was very happy! Enjoyed the short ride to the top and had a nice breakfast at the little restaurant. There's also a pharmacy which was great for picking up a couple needed supplies. Highly recommended!

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    March 30, 2023

    Cable car was easy to find from the cruise ship using a map Fairly short trip up which is fairly uneventful, but instead of taking the non optional return journey down we opted for a beautiful walk down through the botanical gardens which has several trails ending in a rose garden and tea rooms at the bottom.

    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 387248