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 - Thursday                                     7:30am - 8:00pm

Friday                                                                   7:30am - 9:00pm

Saturday                                                             8:30am - 9:00pm

Sunday & Public Holidays                         8:30am - 7:00pm

(Closed Christmas Day)

What's On At The Cable Car
Dogs of the Cable Car

Pawsome news! Our Dogs of the Cable Car 2024 calendars are officially on sale and they are being fetched right out the door.

Calendars are $20 each and are available to be purchased from our ticket-box, Cable Car Museum, Wellington Museum and online here.

It's the calendar with a paw-pose with all proceeds going to the Blind Low Vision - Guide Dogs Programme.

A massive thank you to all those who have supported us in this project and submitted photos of their furry friends Cable Car moments. We couldn't of done it without you.

Photo credit: WellingtonNZ

Cruise ships

The cruise season has started, and we are excited to welcome travellers to experience the Wellington Cable Car.

We understand that cruise ship days can get quite busy, and we've implemented measures to ensure a smooth experience for all our passengers. If you need to skip the queue during these busy mornings, simply let our team know, and we'll gladly assist you by escorting you to the front.

Between 9am and 1pm, when demand is higher, our cars may operate more than our usual 10-minute timetable. Please be aware that during these busier periods, if the cars are full, we may be unable to accommodate bikes or dogs. In such instances, your patience is appreciated, and we recommend waiting for the next available car.

To plan ahead for your day, please click here to be taken to our cruise schedule that lists ships that have a capacity, or combined capacity of over 1,000 passengers.

Middle-Earth meets the Cable Car

To celebrate the twenty-year anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Wētā Workshop has delved into the archives and dusted off some of their most precious props, costumes, and armour from the original films.

Take yourself on a journey through Middle-Earth, Wellington to find some of the iconic pieces starting with our third-aged elf and Royal Guard of Rohan located in the Kelburn terminal.



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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Dogs on the Cable Car