Best Views in Wellington

There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this 5-minute ride from the heart of the city centre, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn, to the lookout perched high above the city.

Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle).


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Monday - Wednesday                                      7:30am-8:00pm

Thursday - Friday                                                7:30am-9:00pm

Saturday                                                                   8:30am-9:00pm

Sunday & Public Holidays                             8:30am-8:00pm

What's On At The Cable Car
Gardens Trail

The Wellington Gardens Trail is a self-guided daytime tour featuring an enchanted Gardens Gallery of art and sonic installations.

Start your journey on the Cable Car by purchasing a Gardens Family pass and your dog rides free! And if you’re after some memorabilia, grab yourself a Gardens Premium Family pass.

When 10.30am – 6pm, from Tuesday 11 to Sunday 30 January 2022
Where Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā | View on Google maps
Cost Gardens Family Pass $22, Gardens Premium Family Pass $29





Dogs on the Cable Car

The capital's iconic funicular has officially put all paws forward to permanently welcome our furry friends onboard with us.

The 'Bark and Ride' trial ran over the course of November 2021 and we saw 157 dogs travel between Lambton Quay and Kelburn. We are proud to have made the journey up the hill more accessible for our growing number of inner city residents who have four legged friends. 

The proceeds from dog tickets during the 'Bark and Ride' trial have been warmly donated to the SPCA who do amazing work for our furry companions.


Impawtant information to know before you and your furry friend travel with us

  • Doggie ticket is $2 per dog
  • 2 dogs per person and anyone handling a dog must be 16 years of age
  • Service dogs take priority (and do not pay)
  • Dogs must enter, exit and travel on the lower landing
  • Dogs can travel at any time within our opening hours
Things to do at each station
Kelburn Terminal
Talavera Station
Lambton Quay Mural


Disembark the Cable Car at Kelburn Terminal for easy access to nearby attractions at the Cable Car summit. Enjoy the panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour, grab a bite to eat and continue discovering. 

Enjoy the cozy playground with the kids and watch the iconic Cable Car go backwards and forwards. Visit the spectacular Kelburn Park Fountain that was built in the 1940's. Take a short walk from the Salamanca Station to Victoria University to visit the Adam Art Gallery.


Find your favourite spot on the over-bridge and watch both Cable Cars bypass each other on the passing loop.

Catch a glimpse of the past and present with a stop at Clifton Station to view the Cable Car Transition Mural.

Situated in the heart of Wellington CBD. Lambton Quay Station provides easy access to Wellington’s main shopping precinct.

Take in the Rainbow Mural by Gina Kiel while you wait for the Cable Car. The Cable Car Ticket Office is located at the end of the Cable Car Lane.

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