Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car: Our most recommended tours and activities

Wellington: Return Cable Car Ticket

1. Wellington: Return Cable Car Ticket

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.

Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

2. Wellington: Electric Bike Hire

Ride at your own pace by hiring an e-bike to explore Wellington city and the surrounding bays. These high-quality electric bikes are easy to use and suitable for any level of fitness. Ride the bays to take in the best viewpoints or use your e-bike as your transport between the must-see attractions of Wellington such as the Weta Workshop, Zealandia Sanctuary, Te Papa Museum, or the Wellington Cable Car located only 5-minutes away. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, these top-quality electric bikes make your mode of transport an experience in itself. The local partner can recommend a great day route that takes you from their store on the Wellington Waterfront, around the bays to the Miramar Peninsula and back via a lookout of the harbor entrance and the Mount Victoria lookout.

Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. Immerse yourself in the windy city of Wellington which is locally known as the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World'. In this audio tour explore this beautiful seaside city where you can take a cable car up the top of Mount Victoria, walk along the breezy Waterfront and visit one of the top museums in the world, the Te Papa Museum. You'll also see the Summit of Mount Victoria, the Plimmer Steps, the Old Bank Arcade, the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, the Wellington Railway, St Paul's Cathedral. You will also see the Parliament Building which is known worldwide as 'The Beehive' because of its unusual shape. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and this tour will not disappoint. Take the frustration out of not knowing where to go, what to do or what to see by doing this wonderful walking tour which gives you a snapshot of the best things to see and do in this eclectic city which is awash with colorful characters of all ethnicities. Your tour. Your way.

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What people are saying about Wellington Cable Car

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 85 reviews

It’s going to close when we go there but the lady let us in in the last trip, we have not go around as the last trip need to go down but we still enjoy the experience in riding it.

Absolutely worth it. Stunning views, observatory has excellent shows and cabl car museum was fun too. So easy to get to right in the city.

Thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the Cable car and exploring the Botanical gardens up top. There are plenty picnic spots on a nice day.

Great info and assistance from operator. Really good bikes and a great ride around the Wellington Bay Area.