Cable Car hotels
The Cable Car offers a taste of history as it moves along 628 metres of track while the enthusiastic traveller is lifted 119 metres above the beautiful city of Wellington. The Cable Car, which began operation in 1902, is a funicular railway, meaning that the cars are permanently attached to the cable. Today, it runs every 10 minutes from the central downtown area. It leaves Lambton Quay and travels to the village-like suburb of Kelburn, climbing steeply to a lookout point for the best views of the city. Catching a breath-taking sunset is a nice way to end the day.
- Jump on to the Cable Car, listen to the informative guided tour, and enjoy delightful refreshments as you travel through tunnels and past Victoria University, and Carter Observatory.
- Buy a one-way ticket to the spectacular lookout point, and then walk back to the Wellington centre by way of the breath taking Botanical Gardens.
- Walk through the award-winning Cable Car Museum beside the lookout point as the historic story of Wellington’s most popular attraction is brought to life.
After landing at the Wellington International Airport, hire a car or take a bus for a scenic 20-minute drive to Wellington by way of Calabar Road. Follow the signs directing you to Lambton Quay in the city centre, from where the Cable Car leaves. You can also ferry across the beautiful Cook Strait into Wellington Harbor and drive 24 kilometres to Lambton Quay via State Highway 2 and the Wellington Urban Motorway. New Zealand is a perfect country to explore by car or touring bus. The scenery is magnificent and worth the travel time.
42 hotels near Cable Car
Set in an enviable central location, Distinction Wellington Century City Hotel makes for a convenient starting point for travellers visiting the New Zealand capital . Apart from watching concerts... More
Willis Village welcomes travellers to fully furnished apartments centrally located within easy access to a number of Wellington attractions. Holidaymakers at this cosy property learn about local... More
Bolton Hotel Wellington features modern and top-class accommodations set in the heart of the New Zealand capital. The luxury hotel in Wellington places visitors close to the shops at Lambton Quay,... More
Nestled in the heart of Wellington Central, The Setup on Manners Apartments is an ideal spot from which to discover Wellington. With its location right in Te Aro (Wellingtons largest entertainment... More
Travellers visiting the New Zealand capital find suitable base at the spacious accommodations and central location of Travelodge Hotel Wellington. Holidaymakers at this stylish property in... More
Conveniently set in downtown Wellington, Rydges Hotel Wellington makes for a suitable starting point for business and leisure travellers exploring the capital city of New Zealand. For sightseeing,... More
Whether for a business stay or a pleasure getaway, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington with its friendly hospitality, modern conveniences and superior service will make your holiday a... More
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With rich accommodations positioned along the golden mile in the heart of the city, CityLife Wellington makes for an ideal base when exploring the New Zealand capital. This convenient location of... More
With comfortable and value-for-money accommodations in a downtown location, Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington makes for a fitting base for travellers in an adventure in the New Zealand capital.... More