We are now OPEN with extended hours and a Reopening Weekend Special 'HALF PRICE on Adult and Child Return Tickets! Tickets must be purchased online.'


About Us

The Cable Car is situated at the end of the Cable Car Lane, off Lambton Quay in the heart of Wellington's central business district and provides a unique form of public transport from the city to the suburb of Kelburn and the top of the Botanic Garden.

The original Kelburn & Karori Tramway Company formed in 1898, was sold to the Wellington City Council in 1947 and was incorporated into the City’s passenger transport operations. In 1991 with the deregulation of the bus industry, the council sold its bus and trolleybus operations to the Stagecoach Group. The Cable Car and overhead trolley-bus wire network however, remained in Council ownership and Wellington Cable Car Limited was formed as a Council Controlled Organisation.


Wellington Cable Car Limited (WCCL) is a council controlled organisation (CCO) owned by Wellington City Council (WCC). The company proudly owns, operates and maintains Wellington’s iconic Cable Car.
The Cable Car carries in excess of 1,000,000 passengers a year and runs every ten minutes between Lambton Quay and Kelburn, for the benefit of local residents and tourists alike.
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Contact us
+64 4 472 2199
Cable Car Lane
280 Lambton Quay