Wellington Cable Car


Take a ride on New Zealand's only running funicular railroad

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
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  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Take a scenic one way or roundtrip ride on the historic Wellington Cable Car, the only operating funicular railroad in New Zealand
  • See the Botanic Gardens, and terraced houses of Kelburn and Wellington cities as you ascend up
  • Get ready for stunning views from the Kelburn Lookout
  • Connect to easy transportation to Wellington attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle)
Most Recent Review

  • jaeshuishuen 18 Dec 2018
    There’s a cable car museum and botanical gardens at the top. Nice lookout of Wellington city. Spent about half an hour there.

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What To Expect

The Wellington Cable Car has been running for over 100 years and has long been a cherished part of Wellington history for locals. Join visitors and locals alike aboard a short journey from the heart of Wellington CBD, through the Kelburn area and past the cosy terraced houses up towards the Kelburn Lookout. After taking in the stunning views of the city skyline and harbor at Te Whanganui-a-Tara, you can easily make your way to several other attractions, from the beautifully landscaped Botanic Gardens to the Space Place or Zealandia. Choose to take the Cable Car back down or take a scenic 40 minute stroll back down if you want to stretch your legs.

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Take a mesmerizing cable car ride from the heart of Wellington
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Conveniently arrive near other beautiful Wellington attractions
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • One way or roundtrip ticket for the Wellington Cable Car
  • 5-7 minutes of cable car ride (one way)
  • 5 stops along the whole tour: Lambton Quay, Clifton, Talavera, Salamanca, Kelburn Lookout, please see the map for more details
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child Ticket: 5-15
  • Infants under 5 travel for free
  • Cable car is wheelchair accessible
  • Tunnel Lights Display opens at 9:00am on weekdays and opens all day on weekends
  • Nearby Attractions: Botanic Garden, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Zealandia (20-30 min walk)
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to redeem your ticket at the ticket counter
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
  • Address: Cable Car Lane, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington
  • How to get there: 6 minute drive or 8 minute walk from the Wellington i-Site Visitor Center, the entrance is located between Flight Centre and Countdown Supermarket

Opening Hours:

  • Cable Car runs every 10 minutes
  • Monday to Friday: 7:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am-10:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am-9:00pm
  • Timetable between 24 Dec-4 Jan please refer to the following timetable
Cancelation Policy
  • Once confirmed, no cancelations may be made
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Reviews (25) 4.0
  • jaeshuishuen 18 Dec 2018
    There’s a cable car museum and botanical gardens at the top. Nice lookout of Wellington city. Spent about half an hour there.
  • Desmond 2 Dec 2018
    Easy to redeem. Value for money. Entrance conveniently located.
  • POH ENG 9 Nov 2018
    The Wellington Cable Car runs from downtown Wellington to the picturesque suburb of Kelburn and Wellington Botanic Garden. Pretty view of the city's central business district, Mount Victoria and out across the harbour to the Hutt Valley and Eastbourne. A leisurely walk through Wellington Botanic Garden and the Cable Car Museum if you have the time.
  • Shu Ling 2 Oct 2018
    We were advised to use the QR code in the voucher for entry but it doesn’t work. The staff there only came out of their ticketing box to help after multiple failed attempts. The ride itself feels like an uphill and downhill LRT. Can give it a miss unless you are keen to go to the cable car museum (closes at 5pm) or take a walk through the botanic garden.
  • Herschel 4 Sep 2018
    It was pretty nifty to ride the cable car (more of a funicular) to see the greater Wellington area. The pickup location was in the middle of what seemed to be a business and commercial district, there's a street marker pointing left (just beside a Countdown supermarket) where you head towards and there's a ticket counter. Exchanging the Klook voucher for tickets took a while as they couldn't find my booking date at first. The staff was very friendly though, especially the driver who led us to the cable car. The ride was short but colorful (with the light display in the tunnels), passing through about 4 suburb stops. Not many people riding, mostly those who live there and a few tourists. Reaching the top you can do sightseeing on the view deck, check out the Cable Car Museum, or go around the large Botanic Gardens. We did a short trek on the gardens, enjoying the playground and a couple of trails (the cacti was nice), but as it was approaching nightfall we came back soon after to see the sun set - the sky was bathed in pink! It was already evening when we came down, the tunnel lights more pronounced. Loved the experience!
  • HUI JUN 6 Jun 2018
    redemption of ticket here takes some time, the ride itself is so-so. just one way up to experience it once will do.
  • CHEE SIONG 28 May 2018
    Actually, i should be giving No star at all! We bought 2 Adult One-Way tickets but was only given 1 2D QR code in the e-voucher, which we were pointed out (by the ticket counter lady) that this is usual. Assuming we were only given 1 ticket (QR code), we tried to redeem at least 1 ticket, just to realize we were not even able to redeem anything using the 2D QR code given, as the code given is not readable by their system. Terrible experience!
  • Kim 8 May 2018
    The views along the way and from the top worth taking the ride despite short distance, also made the trip to the Botanic Garden easy when walking downhill.
  • JAEMEE REI 25 Mar 2018
    the tickets are easy to redeem.. hassle free! a nice experience
  • Clement Cheng Yu 3 Feb 2018
    Nothing much to see in Wellington. But spend few hour to travel Cable Car is good.
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