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
Bark and Ride Trial

Bark and Ride 

During the month of November we will be conducting a trial of allowing our furry friends to ride the Cable Car.

Dogs will only be allowed to travel during off-peak hours;

  • Weekdays 9.00am to 3.00pm & after 6.30pm
  • All-day weekends and public holidays

During the trial, in lieu of a dog ticket, a $2 donation is requested, which will be donated to the SPCA

A limit of one dog per passenger and anyone handling a dog must be over 16 years of age

You may be asked to wait for the next Cable Car if the Cable Car is crowded or if there are already other dogs waiting to travel.


Red Rocket to Space

Experience the magic of the Cable Car as you blast off 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.

  • Adult: $18.40
  • Child: $10.80

This special is running until 17 December 2021, and can only booked exclusively on our website, click HERE to buy your tickets.

NOTE: Please check HERE for the operating hours of Space Place before purchasing your tickets.

****Under Alert Level 2, Space Place shows have limited capacity. Contact Space Place to reserve show seats.****

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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