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 city center, 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 to Thursday                                        7:30am-8:00pm

Friday                                                                         7:30am-8:00pm

Saturday                                                                  8:30am-8:00pm

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


Annual Maintenance Shutdown 2021

Wellington Cable Car will be closed from Monday, 26 July to Sunday, 1 August 2021 for its scheduled annual maintenance. 

We will reopen to the public at 7.30am on Monday, 2 August 2021. 

For alternative travel options, you may consider the 22 bus from The Terrace at Aurora Terrace, Victoria University Kelburn Campus and Kelburn (Upland Road). See Metlink for the bus timetable. 

For the latest update please visit our Facebook page. If you have any questions please contact us here.



Annual Maintenance Shutdown 2021
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Take a Red Rocket to Space

Take a Red Rocket to Space has relaunched!

Please check the opening hours for Space Place before buying your tickets.

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.




Cable Car at Dusk
Poetry in Motion Event
Zulu Love
Winding Room
Cable Car at Night