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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
"You will be picked up from your choice location at 9:30am. We then head for the hills to take in the stunning views of the city and coast from Mt Victoria.Relax as we drive around Oriental bay to the Weta Cave – Peter Jackson's film empire. After we will follow the rugged Southern coast line to the quaint Italian fishing settlement at Island Bay before moving along to visit the seal colony at Red Rocks.After all this it’s back to the city to ride the Cable Car walk through the Botanical gardens and have afternoon tea at the Lady Norwood Rose gardens. We end the day with a visit to Parliament Buildings the Beehive and Old St Paul's church.After all the excitement is over you will be returned to your location of choice at 4:30pm."""
From NZD275.00
Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour
"You'll be picked up from your Wellington hotel and travel by air-conditioned luxury mini-coach. Wellington is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that's packed with drama beauty and pride. This tour gives you a unique unforgettable day in one of the world's most beautiful cities.Travel around the earthquake-scarred south coast to see the ruins of the Wahine ferry disaster and the distant ranges of the South Island overlooked by the coasters' houses perched on the steep rocky hills. Enjoy the views of the harbor and Matiu Sommes Island a deceptively pretty place where prisoners of war were quarantined during World War II. Enjoy panoramic views of Wellington city and harbor from the top of Mt Victoria. Take a trip on the cable car
From NZD175.00
Wellington City Scenic Tour
"We start off driving through the restaurant and entertainment district of Courteney Place before heading up to Mt Victoria for famous views over the city and out towards the Pacific Ocean. Then it’s down Mt Victoria ridgeline and out towards the home of Wellington’s film industry before heading back into the city round the bays – most famously Oriental Bay which gets packed with bathers on hot summer days.Heading up into the western hills we climb for more spectacular views from the slopes of Ahumairangi and then drop dow the Cable Car the Information Centre your hotel or anywhere else you choose in the city center."""
From NZD48.00

Wellington Cable Car Tips (20)

Cable Car

Feeling like a tourist? Want to experience Wellington’s most popular tourist attraction? Head to Lambton Quay and book one way ticket ($4.5, $7 for a return) towards Kelburn via Cablecar. Check out...
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Feb 19, 2015

Wonderful Wellington Views!

With over 110 years of service to the City of Wellington, the Wellington Cable Car allows easy access for pedestrians between Lambton Quay (downtown Wellington) and the Botanic Garden and Kelburn...
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Jun 21, 2014

Wellington Cable Car

This funicular system reminds me of the ones in Quebec and Pittsburgh. It takes visitors from Lambton Quay (Wellington's main street) up Kelburn. From here, one can visit the Cable Car Museum, the...
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Apr 03, 2012

Ride the Cable Car

The Wellington Cable Car was opened in 1902. Millions of people take this fun red cable car ride each year. In 1933 electricity replaced steam for power. In 1978 the earlier system was replaced by a...
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Aug 30, 2011

an old-fashion experience!

The Wellington cable car experience is maybe the less scaring attraction in New Zealand, a country where bungee jumping is the most popular sport after rugby!Cable cars are old-fashion amusements, and...
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Aug 11, 2009

The oldest and most picturesque Tourist Attraction

A visit without using the Cable Car is only half a visit. It is Wellington’s oldest and most picturesque tourist attraction, and takes you up to the Botanic Garden from where you have a spectacular...
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Apr 16, 2008

Plunge into the History in the Cable Car Museum

The most interesting thing to me in this museum were not the displays of two old cable cars or the winding machinery (see: photo 3) but a film about the modern use of cable cars. Many people in this...
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Apr 15, 2008

Cable Car

You just need to get to Lambton Quay where the cable car already waits for you to take you up the hill to Kelburn, overlooking the city. (nice spot for taking pictures) The service has been providing...
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Aug 05, 2005

Cable Car for great views

The cable car is a cheap easy way to get to the Botanic gardens (quite a steep walk otherwise). They run frequently and also stop at Victorai University. Stopping at the top at Kelburn, one can wonder...
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Mar 21, 2005

Historic Cable Car & Cable Car Museum

This restored historic cable car is one of Wellington's icons. The original steam tramway was replaced by the current electrical cable car in 1978 & is now one of the few remaining of its type in...
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Feb 22, 2005

Cable Car

You have to take a ride on the cable car when you are in Wellington. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and it takes you from Lambton Quay up to the Botanical Gardens, with...
Feb 09, 2004

Cable car ride...

You should also use the cable car at least once while you’re in Wellington although this probably won’t be for practical purposes. This travels between Lambton Quay and the Botanic Gardens and runs...
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Jan 14, 2004
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Things to Do Near Wellington Cable Car

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Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Gardens is lcoated in 25ha of unique landscape. It has protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, set with great views over...
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The National War Memorial

There might be some irritation when you mention Wellington’s War Memorial(s), as there is not just one. So if you choose the “War Memorial” as a meeting point clarify which one you mean. There is...
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ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Zealandia received two takahe birds in January 2011 from Mana Island, to add variety to the existing birdlife. Takahe are an endangered species, and in fact were thought to be extinct before a colony...
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Mt Victoria

Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise!...
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The Massey Memorial

A nice thing to do on a nice day in Wellinton is a drive round the bays. If you leave from Oriental bay driving round the bays, continue on through Shelly Bay Airforce Base, untill you come to a sign...
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Wellington Zoo

Wellington zoo increasingly focuses on 'preserving and breeding endangered animals', which is why they house a very special resident, the famous kiwi. The birds live in a dark walk-through area and if...
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Getting to Wellington Cable Car


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