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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.

Hotels near Cable Car

41 hotels near Cable Car

1 Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

5 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

118 Wakefield Street Map

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

2 Travelodge Wellington

4 stars
4.5 / 5 411 reviews

Corner Boulcott Street & Gilmer Terrace Map

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

3 James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4 stars
4.6 / 5 200 reviews

147 The Terrace Map

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

4 Amora Hotel Wellington

4 stars
4.5 / 5 133 reviews

170 Wakefield Street Map

Boasting top-of-the-class modern accommodations set in a central location near city attractions, Amora Hotel Wellington makes for an ideal choice for discerning travellers in the New Zealand... More

5 Rydges Wellington

4 stars
4.4 / 5 65 reviews

75 Featherston Street Map

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

6 Astelia Apartment Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 12 reviews

156 Willis Street Map

Featuring an elegant decor and a warm hospitality, Astelia Apartment Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThe Astelia Apartment Hotel offers well-equipped meeting room that can... More

7 Bolton Hotel

5 stars
4.8 / 5 16 reviews

12 Bolton Street Map

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

8 Wellesley Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 18 reviews

2-8 Maginnity Street Map

Wellesley Boutique Hotel Wellington welcomes sophisticated travellers to elegant 1900s-built accommodations set conveniently in the business precinct of Wellington. Tourists at this stylish hotel... More

9 Trinity Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 194 reviews

166 Willis Street Map

Savvy travellers looking for comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from corporate hubs and local must-see sites in the New Zealand capital find ideal base in the inviting and... More

10 Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

1 Bunny Street Map

Travellers looking to discover the wonders of Wellington find comfortable accommodations and central location at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. Housed in a historic building, this budget-friendly... More