Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car

Reviews

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Jeny Smolders

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Only $4 one way for adults. It was a very short ride, but we had a nice view! And we walked back through the Botanic Gardens, that was a nice walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Anders Frank

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice trip and drop off for the very nice botanical gardens.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kimberley Gardien

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Not really spectacular. The botanical gardens are nice at the top. Also, the views are quite nice.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Mark

New Zealand

Ranking: 5/10

I like the light display through the tunnel.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sandra Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely ride in the cable car and walk down to the city.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Vermeulen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views, nice walk back through the botanical gardens.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Gielis and Anne

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Funny little ride uphill. Takes only a couple of minutes. Nice view of Wellington along the way. Still too expensive so take a one way ticket and walk back downhill through the Botanical Gardens which are really pretty!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Jet Henmans

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

A nice and easy way to get up to the botanical gardens, at the top there is a beautiful lookout with stunning views of Wellington.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Basia Mikozatorak

Poland

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful views, worth it to go up the hill.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sabrina and Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little museum about the history of the cable cars in Wellington, old cable car to sit on and lots of information.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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David Santos

Spain

Ranking: 6/10

Nice views, though not as good as those from Mt Victoria. Too expensive for such a short trip. The best part is reaching the Botanical Gardens.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Chloe and Guillame

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice, let us discover Wellington in an original way. Rose garden was very beautiful.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sybille

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great opportunity if you would or could not walk!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sebastiaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Not just going to the top of the mountains, but in style. The short but surprisingly amazing trip of five minutes in the red cable car is a must do in Wellington!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marine

France

Ranking: 7/10

Funny!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Stuart

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Worth a look at the top = definitely enjoyable riding a bit of Wellington's history.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Megan Telford

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great thing to do in the city as it ends at the Botanical Gardens which overlooks the city and harbour. Great novelty and awesome light display in tunnels currently. Suggestion: get a one way ticket and then walk down through the gardens to the city.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Frank Bien

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Walk to the Cable Car and then up to the Botanic Gardens and back to the city to catch the ferry. Walk around 1/2 to 1 hours. Nice lookout over the city.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Heidi Hipp

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice drive through a tunnel.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Chris Cullen

Ranking: 6/10

A nice idea but underwhelming experience given what it costs. A significant amount of money to travel a very small distance. However, there is a novelty factor attached.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Iris Kerbler

Austria

Ranking: 5/10

Low price but not that spectacular.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils Kissel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view from the top as well as stunning tracks through the botanical gardens.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Adam Pulkrabek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 5/10

Nice view, but too short.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Florian Bisault

France

Ranking: 6/10

Lovely cable car going up the hill, the way down through the botanic gardens makes it a complete and good tourist activity.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Pat Dye

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Hard to find. Interesting. Worth it for the view. On a nice day it would be great.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melissa Fuster

France

Ranking: 5/10

Pretty little train in the centre of Wellington. We took it from the botanical gardens.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mikkel Pallesen

Denmark

Ranking: 5/10

Wellington Cable Car is very old and looks interesting. But the ride is really boring and the view is not special at all. Luckily it is very cheap.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Philip Piel

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Pretty similar to the ones in San Francisco so not that special.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lisa Kalkert

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

A little short, nice view from the top.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Christine Schtenker

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting but very short drive, nice botanic gardens on the way back to the city.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stella and Merle

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Only $4, offering a great view and not too expensive.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Pay $4 for a ride from the city to the top of a mountain in Wellington. Enjoy an amazing view of New Zealand's capital from above, and take a walk back through a beautiful botanical garden.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Joel Papak

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Five minute ride to the top of a hill with views of the city and the bay. We walked back down which only took half an hour - maybe just buy a one way ticket.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Petra Fragner

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Historic cable car that takes visitors to a beautiful lookout and the city's famous botanical gardens.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Louise Boje

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Funny to ride the cable car to the top and then wander around in the beautiful botanical gardens and enjoy the beautiful views of the city.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Alexandra Nagelu

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very good to see something from Wellington.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Cindy Rizzo

Italy

Ranking: 6/10

Expensive and short, but a must do in Wellington.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Florent Callet

Germany

Ranking: 1/10

A really boring ride to the Botanical Gardens. It is much too expensive for this short ride.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Ulli

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Walk through the Botanical Gardens, nice view and lookout.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Markus Wabing

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A short but nice drive with the Cable Car up to the Botanic Gardens of Wellington.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Annika Oldenburger

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Very short, but nice view.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Daria and Annika

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

It is a nice tourist activity, but very short. For $4 it was okay and you have a good view of Wellington.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Marc

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is not the longest drive for $4 one way up the hill but it is definitely worth it since you do not have to climb the hill. On your way back you can wander through the Botanical Gardens and grab a coffee near the rose gardens - loved it!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Lara Baetz

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely and old fashioned for a small price. The light art in the tunnel is made with love for details. Nice to combine with a walk through the Botanical Gardens.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 3/10

Waste of time and money for a 1 minute drive with little bit of a view because of trees blocking most of the view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Laura and Marie

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Short fun, too much money for this (expected more).

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Carolin Siegert

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Price for one ride $4 a bit high but worth it to pay and then walk down to the city centre through the botanical gardens (nice cafe at the top where the cable car track ends).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bernhard Fulterer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

A nice little trip, to the Botanic Hills, was nice.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Friederike Kranzin

Germany

Ranking: 1/10

Pay for nothing, a lot of tourists - we had to wait long, no good views! The drive is only one minute! Better views are from Mount Victoria (without paying), very bad for tourists.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mahr Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice historic experience but not so spectacular. Handy to get around.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hirsch Svenja

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cindy Benayoum

France

Ranking: 4/10

It is $4 per person, not too expensive but it is very short and there is not a real interest in doing this. You can walk to the botanic gardens, it is easy and free!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Roy Matthieu

France

Ranking: 6/10

Come back in the past with this old way of transport. Once you have reached the top you could enjoy the whole view of the Capital. Also it is the start of a nice walkway with a rose garden on the way.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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I LOVE NZ

Ranking: 6/10

Fantastic Iconic Wellington Experience. Well worth doing, trip on historic Cable Car, museum and garden walk fantastic. BUT I found the attendant at the bottom ticket booth EXTREMELY rude and impatient. NOT a good look people!!!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in September 2013

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Kathy Arthurs

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Fun journey. Takes only about 10 minutes. Pleasant walk down to wonderful rose gardens and begonia house/cafe. Good food.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Julian Roots

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Not cheap but a terrific way to get your bearings. Botanic gardens and observatory at the top. Cracking view across the bay towards South Island. Excellent at night as well.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Anne and John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Short trip, historic interest.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Andy & Lynnie Nevin

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is awesome, well worth the minimal charge.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lepied

France

Ranking: 7/10

Good but it is possible to get access to the botanic gardens by foot (not well explained!).

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Diana Allan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Loved it!! A hidden gem away from commercialism.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lotte Foged

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

OK.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Curry

England

Ranking: 7/10

Cable car was hugely overpriced, much better to have walked up.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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CMJ

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Cute old cable car. Ride doesn't last long but you get good views of the city and the gardens are nice at the top.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Jon_and_Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Essential.

Fantastic views and intersting little museum.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Wheeler

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Cheap, no queues, lovely lovely city!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Nicola Thackray

England

Ranking: 10/10

Well worth the view for $6.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Omar Candon

Ireland

Ranking: 3/10

Good to be on an old cable car, but the experience lasted only a couple of minutes, oh and they don't take an international student card.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Matthew Franklin

England

Ranking: 7/10

Cute little tram which rattles you to the hill top where the views easily justify the cheap fare. Stop off halfway up and you might be lucky enough to watch a cricket match at the trackside university ground.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Markus Richert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice ride for a reasonable price. The museum (for free!) is small but very good. Nice staff also very friendly and always eager to share a story about Wellington.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Gea Middelbos

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Too short for $5.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Remro

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

Almost no view, do not bother.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Bo Moenstead

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Ends in the Botanical Gardens and overviewing the town.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Beute Hjel

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

funny to try

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Pieter Middeldorp

Netherlands

Ranking: 3/10

Bit boring. It takes a really short time without any good views in the cable car. The view at the top was good, but not worth $10 p.p.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Ann Grandchamp

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Fun. Goes up to free botannical gardens. Cheap. Beautiful views.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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purplekat99

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Super fun! Bought one way tickets to take the cable car up, but walked down. Great, beautiful walk down. Great way to save some cash.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2008

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Anne Ford

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Inexpensive trip up to Botanical Gardens and down to the parliament buildings - all excellent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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BrunoG

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

If your in wellington, I reccomend it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Miranda

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

This is more a method of transport up the hill for the locals that live up the hill or go to the university than it is a tour activity. The views from the top are very nice and offer a great photo opportunity, and it certainly beats walking up the hill. The cable car is a nice thing to do in combination with a walk through the botanical gardens, which are up the top. Not bad for pricing either, especially with student ID.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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DustyLaptop

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

A nice ride to put into context an earlier age of Wellington life. The actual ride is relatively unexciting outside of the historical sense, and but a few minutes in the process, but the museum at top is well worth a visit. It can be reached for free by walking, or by-passed entirely if one wishes to explore the (arguably average and poorly sign-posted) Botanical Gardens. It is well worth the visit, with the history of the cable car development, Wellington's expansion and an insight into the society of the time. Parasols 'n stuff. A stock tourist staple of a visit to Wellington. Hardly life changing, but one would be lacking for neglecting it in a visit.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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monniere

France

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting. Could be improved by providing further information.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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BVanW

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

Not as beautiful as every guide (lonely planet) is saying. For small ride, its expensive.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Craig

England

Ranking: 7/10

was nice but the weather was bad.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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James

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Easier than walking.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Claire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice sedate ride up the hill with great views of Wellington and surrounds. Well worth walking down through the Botanical Gardens - ferns, rock garden and rose garden are particularly lovely.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Maggie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Provides good views of Wellington and good access to Botanical Gardens. Recommend one way tickets and walking back down.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Patricia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really good - we walked back through the Wellington Botanical Gardens.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Katja

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It felt like San Fran! I got the student price. Good value.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Peddy

Ranking: 10/10

You can take a nice picture from up the top. You can also buy one way ticket and walk down the garden easily.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Bronagh Mcartan

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

I liked it. Something different. I was surprised that if tourists don't know to stand up then they don't open the doors for you. They should have a sign telling us about it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Carmen

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Worth worth it when you go to Wellington. The locals use it too.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Dave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Cool ride awesome views at the top, a must do.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Liz Brown

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely beautiful gardens to walk back through and interesting info about the gravesites at the end. Cheap too!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Toby

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great value and top views. Would not be worth it if the price went up too much.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Kerstin Brantryd

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

This was nice, a little bit historic. Enjoyed walking back.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Nancy Dol

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Cab;e car is fun and not too expensive. Wellington botanical gardens are outstanding - old trees and well maintained. Really valuable place.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Carmen Dolny

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Fun and inexpensive.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Jim Curley

England

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic, the experience and views and price were great.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Bill Lambert

England

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyed going up in the train and a pleasant walk down. Views from the top are excellent. Gardens excellent.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Bex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Worth doing, but only uphill as the walk down through the Botanical Gardens back to the City Centre is really good.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Fred

France

Ranking: 5/10

Weather was really crap - rain, rain and more rain.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Elaine

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Nice view.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Daniel

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice view, a good chill out activity.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2007