"Historic Cable Car & Cable Car Museum" Wellington Cable Car Tip by wkcsmt

Wellington Cable Car, Wellington: 21 reviews and 39 photos

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by wkcsmt

This restored historic cable car is one of Wellington's icons. The original steam tramway was replaced by the current electrical cable car in 1978 & is now one of the few remaining of its type in the world. It is one of the great way to get an overview of the city and harbour (on a fine day).

The cable car travels from downtown Wellington, tunneling under the corporate towers of The Terrace and emerges in the leafy hilltop suburb of Kelburn (known for its galleries, craft shops and restaurants). The final stop is the top of the Botanic Garden, after a 610m climb.

They are located at the end of the Cable Car Lane (beside McDonald's), off Lambton Quay, in the heart of Wellington's Central Business District. Cars run every 10 minutes. See Transportation tip for schedule.

If you have a chance, take a visit to the Cable Car Museum @ the top terminus. The museum houses an original cable car & trailer as well as the old winding equipment is located beside the current Upland Road Station. It provides a look at some of Wellington's early history and shows the role the cable car has had on the development of this part of the city. Museum opens daily (except Christmas Day) & admission is free. Visit the museum webpage @ www.cablecarmuseum.co.nz for more information. Phone: (04) 471 0919.

Address: Cable Car Lane, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Directions: Lambton Quarter
Phone: (04) 472 2199
Website: http://www.WellingtonNZ.com/cablecar

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  • Updated Feb 22, 2005
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