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


What's On At The Cable Car

Bundle up, rally your friends, whānau, or that special someone and experience the Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā like never before with Light Cycles.

Journey up on the Cable Car and as night falls connect with nature through dazzling light installations, soundscapes, and digital art as you walk through the gardens.

During the month of Light Cycles (11 May – 9 June), every Friday and Saturday, the Cable Car will run slightly later with the last car departing at 9.30pm. 

For more information about the event, click here


Kick off your Light Cycles night by delving into Wellington's rich history at the Cable Car Museum, situated at the top of the gardens.

Explore the iconic grip-cars that have left a lasting impact on the city, take a moment to sit in the original 'Relentless Red Rattler,' and witness history in motion at the Original Winding Machine Room.

Before you leave, don't forget to browse the charming gift shop filled with Pōneke-made keepsakes, wearables, and delightful treats. And as a special treat, present your Light Cycles ticket at the Cable Car Museum gift shop to enjoy a 10% discount on your purchase.

Extended hours from 11 May - 8 June, 10am - 8pm each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Blast off with 20% off!

Purchase the Space Place combo at our ticket box or from our website to receive 20% off return tickets on the Cable Car and general admission to Space Place.

A deal like this is just out of this world!

Buy tickets here!

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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