Wellington Cable Car

No trip to Wellington is complete without a quick historic journey on the Cable Car. Enjoy great views from the lookout and easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle).


$5.00 - $9.00
$2.50 - $4.50
TripAdvisor traveler rating
Based on 6455 reviews


A favourite of locals and visitors alike, the Cable Car allows easy access from the central business district to the Kelburn lookout and the top entrance of the Botanic Garden. Take this five minute historic trip to enjoy stunning views from the lookout over the city and harbour Te Whanganui-a-Tara and easy access to many of Wellington's top attractions. The Cable Car Museum, Botanic Garden, Space Place (Carter Observatory & Planetarium) and Zealandia Ecosanctuary (via a free shuttle).

Visit our website

Physical address

Cable Car Lane, 280 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $5.00 - $9.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$2.50 - $4.50
Further pricing information:
Take the free shuttle to Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary from the top of the Cable Car. Please check shuttle timetable.
Cancellation policy:
Cable Car tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
Located right in the heart of the city centre, on Lambton Quay

Visit our website

Opening times

Business hours:
The Cable Car operates every day except Christmas Day and runs every 10 minutes. Monday to Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday, 7:30am-9pm, Saturday 8:30am-9pm and Sundays & Public holidays 8:30am-7pm. Please visit our website for the latest opening times.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO

The content on this page was created by Wellington Cable Car

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: newzealand.com terms of use.