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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 The Setup on Manners

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

57 Manners Street Map

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

3 Bolton Hotel

5 stars
4.8 / 5 18 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

4 Willis Village

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

142 Willis Street Map

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

5 InterContinental WELLINGTON

5 stars
4.6 / 5 15 reviews

2 Grey Street Map

InterContinental Hotel Wellington welcomes discerning travellers in the capital of New Zealand with understated elegance and plush accommodations in a central location. This luxurious Wellington... More

6 Abel Tasman Hotel

3 stars
3.6 / 5 55 reviews

169 Willis Street Map

Featuring tasteful accommodations in the heart of Wellington, Abel Tasman Hotel Wellington makes for a relaxing base for travellers combining business with leisure in this part of New Zealand.... More

7 Astelia Apartment Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 13 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

8 Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 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

9 Novotel Wellington

3 stars
4.6 / 5 66 reviews

133 The Terrace Map

Assuring a warm welcome and flawless service with numerous first-rate amenities, the Novotel Wellington is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralNovotel Wellington... More

10 Trinity Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 197 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