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 - Friday                                              7:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday                                                               8:30am - 7:00pm

Sunday & Public Holidays                          8:30am - 6:00pm

What's On At The Cable Car
Red Rocket

We have re-launched our out of this world combo with Space Place. Experience the magic of the Cable Car as you blast off up the hill to Space Place on a red rocket from the heart of the city.


Enjoy 20% off a return trip on the Cable Car and general admission to Space Place with our Take a Red Rocket to Space Combo. Tickets can only be purchased online from here.

Adult: $18.40

Child: $10.80


Space Place isn't open every day, please check out spaceplace.nz for opening hours. Valid from 11th April - 30th November 2022

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 a third aged elf located in the Kelburn terminal.

Maps are available here to download.


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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