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

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Kids Ride Free in September

To celebrate coming out of lockdown and being cooped up indoors for the last few weeks, the Wellington Cable Car is launching a Kids Ride Free in September promo to treat local families!

This limited special allows up to 2 children 15 years or under FOC entrance on the Cable Car when travelling with a full fare-paying adult. It kicks off from Saturday 11th September and runs to Thursday 30th September. Tickets must be purchased at the Lambton Quay ticket box and are only valid on return tickets.

It’s a great reason to get together with whānau and friends and rediscover the Cable Car. Let the kids be captivated by the tunnel light shows and enjoy the best view over Wellington - possibly biased!

There is no daily time limit on your ticket, so when you get to the Kelburn, make the most of your day out by smelling the new seasons' flowers at the Botanical Gardens (free entry), step back in time at the Cable Car Museum (free entry) or keep an eye on the skies at Space Place (paid entry).

Cable Top Eatery is a great pitstop if your kids' tummies are growling, and Zealandia is open again and runs a free shuttle from the top of the Cable Car to their Ecosanctuary (paid entry).

  • Face coverings are required for anyone 12 years of age and over.
  • Please remember to scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer app.
  • Social distancing is required inside the Cable Car.
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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Springtime at the Cable Car
WCCL Dog Trial
Cable Car Tunnel Lights