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Map showing Wellington Cable Car


04 472 2199

One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions. The cars run from Lambton Quay in the commercial heart of the city, tunnel under the corporate towers of The Terrace and emerges in Kelburn.

The ride continues past Kelburn Park and the Victoria University to the top of Upland Road, where the Lookout, Carter Observatory, Planetarium and Cable Car Museum are located. The view from the lookout takes in the city's central business district and out across the harbour to the Hutt Valley, Eastbourne and Mt. Victoria. Visitors can take a return trip from the city, or walk back down through the gardens and historic Bolton Street cemetery, emerging across the road from Parliament.

Open hours:
Cars run every 10 minutes between 7am - 10pm, Monday to Friday
Saturday 8.30am - 10.00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 9am - 10pm
Closed Christmas Day.

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