Wellington Cable car Excursion Reviews

For a stunning overview of the city of Wellington and harbor, ride the cable car from Lambton Quay (behind the downtown shops) up to the hilltop district of Kelburn. The cars move along a cable in the ground, not in the air -- it's a very scenic and pleasurable journey.
walked to cable car.
Sail Date: March 2019
walked to cable car. $9 per adult return trip. Spend as much time as you like enjoying sensational views.
walked to cable car. $9 per adult return trip. Spend as much time as you like enjoying sensational views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was all over fairly quickly but I'm glad I did it, lovely views from the top.
Sail Date: March 2019
It was all over fairly quickly but I'm glad I did it, lovely views from the top. I enjoyed Wellington, the Beehive, interesting city.
It was all over fairly quickly but I'm glad I did it, lovely views from the top. I enjoyed Wellington, the Beehive, interesting city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Cable Car is easy to walk to and is in a good shopping district.
Sail Date: January 2019
Cable Car is easy to walk to and is in a good shopping district. Scenic ride up to botanical gardens.
Cable Car is easy to walk to and is in a good shopping district. Scenic ride up to botanical gardens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Cable car ( a funicular ) is easily accessible from the downtown core.
Sail Date: January 2019
Cable car ( a funicular ) is easily accessible from the downtown core. You can buy ticket for one way or round trip. There are amazing views from the top, where there is a nice botanical garden and some cafes.
Cable car ( a funicular ) is easily accessible from the downtown core. You can buy ticket for one way or round trip. There are amazing views from the top, where there is a nice botanical garden and some cafes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We walked from the shuttle drop-off to the I-Site centre and got directions to the Cable Car.
Sail Date: November 2018
We walked from the shuttle drop-off to the I-Site centre and got directions to the Cable Car. About a 10 minute walk to Cable Car Lane and the bottom stop for the Cable Car. Bought one way tickets to the top and enjoyed a very smooth ride ... Read More
We walked from the shuttle drop-off to the I-Site centre and got directions to the Cable Car. About a 10 minute walk to Cable Car Lane and the bottom stop for the Cable Car. Bought one way tickets to the top and enjoyed a very smooth ride up to Kelburn. We had a look around the displays in the Cable Car Museum, well worth a visit, then decided to wander back down through the Botanic Gardens to Lady Norwood Rose Garden. A beautifully maintained Botanic Gardens with a lot of interesting displays and interepretive signs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The cableway is over a 100 years old.
Sail Date: September 2018
The cableway is over a 100 years old. It climbs almost 400 feet in just three minutes. We visited on a Princess Cruises excursion and so were able to skip the long queue; otherwise I don’t think we would have bothered. The car was very ... Read More
The cableway is over a 100 years old. It climbs almost 400 feet in just three minutes. We visited on a Princess Cruises excursion and so were able to skip the long queue; otherwise I don’t think we would have bothered. The car was very crowded (part seats; part standing room). You need a clear day to enjoy views of the city and harbour below. Not cheap either. Worth a quick peak in the Cable Car Museum at the top. It is home to the cableway’s historic winding machinery and two of the original cars. It is free and there are information boards explaining the history of the cableway, plus some quirky artefacts. Weather permitting, don’t take the return cable car; instead take a relaxing stroll down through the beautiful botanical gardens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was so disappointing!
Sail Date: September 2018
This was so disappointing! You can't see much at all from the cable car, until you reach the top, so don't worry about vying for a good seat, most of the ride is in the dark.
This was so disappointing! You can't see much at all from the cable car, until you reach the top, so don't worry about vying for a good seat, most of the ride is in the dark. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good view from the top, we had great weather.
Sail Date: January 2018
Good view from the top, we had great weather. ride down was ok, a tick on the list. Lucky our tour operator dropped us at the top, no waiting. the line at the bottom was massive.
Good view from the top, we had great weather. ride down was ok, a tick on the list. Lucky our tour operator dropped us at the top, no waiting. the line at the bottom was massive. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Interesting Maiori driver/guide who made this excursion fun.
Sail Date: November 2017
Interesting Maiori driver/guide who made this excursion fun. Learned lots about the Maiori culture. We arrived early at the cable car and was able to get good views of downtown Wellington. We heard later in the day it was quite crowded.... Read More
Interesting Maiori driver/guide who made this excursion fun. Learned lots about the Maiori culture. We arrived early at the cable car and was able to get good views of downtown Wellington. We heard later in the day it was quite crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Others in our party took the cable car which was nice but wanted to walk down the hill into town ...
Sail Date: January 2017
Others in our party took the cable car which was nice but wanted to walk down the hill into town but found the signposting a bit confusing and wasted some of their time. Would recommend a good map and/or map app to plan things if your time ... Read More
Others in our party took the cable car which was nice but wanted to walk down the hill into town but found the signposting a bit confusing and wasted some of their time. Would recommend a good map and/or map app to plan things if your time is limited as I'm sure there was a lot of interesting stuff they didn't see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The actual cable car experience was very under whelming.
Sail Date: December 2016
The actual cable car experience was very under whelming.
The actual cable car experience was very under whelming. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
had free time and found cable car on own.
Sail Date: December 2016
had free time and found cable car on own. no need to book via the cruise. Went to Maritime Mus. Very good. walked around city. We also booked an afternoon tour, but don't remember tour!!!!
had free time and found cable car on own. no need to book via the cruise. Went to Maritime Mus. Very good. walked around city. We also booked an afternoon tour, but don't remember tour!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Okay visit to the cable car and botanical gardens.
Sail Date: December 2016
Okay visit to the cable car and botanical gardens. This was on our way to the Zealandia Nature Preserve. If you want to do this, I think you can do it easily on your own vice booking through the ship.
Okay visit to the cable car and botanical gardens. This was on our way to the Zealandia Nature Preserve. If you want to do this, I think you can do it easily on your own vice booking through the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was another Freebie tour at the time of booking.
Sail Date: September 2016
This was another Freebie tour at the time of booking. There were several coaches doing this tour so a long wait at the cable car, the gardens too big to walk around in a limited time but very pretty, lovely views from Mount Victoria but ... Read More
This was another Freebie tour at the time of booking. There were several coaches doing this tour so a long wait at the cable car, the gardens too big to walk around in a limited time but very pretty, lovely views from Mount Victoria but really didn't want to be 'herded ' at the museum which, being a Saturday, was very busy. We opted for the WW1 exhibition but again a bit to busy to take in and we then found a local McDonalds and strolled along the harbour front watching how the locals enjoy their free time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Cable car with Zealandia Sanctuary: Would not recommend, Zealandia Sanctuary was absolutely ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Cable car with Zealandia Sanctuary: Would not recommend, Zealandia Sanctuary was absolutely nothing special.
Cable car with Zealandia Sanctuary: Would not recommend, Zealandia Sanctuary was absolutely nothing special. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the bus over to the taxi stand.
Sail Date: September 2016
Took the bus over to the taxi stand. The bus was free to the taxis. Then we rented a taxi for $200 NZ to drive us around to all the spots. His name was Frank. Great guy. There were six of us in his van, so very cheap and he took us ... Read More
Took the bus over to the taxi stand. The bus was free to the taxis. Then we rented a taxi for $200 NZ to drive us around to all the spots. His name was Frank. Great guy. There were six of us in his van, so very cheap and he took us everywhere. Not a very big place, so it was maybe 3 hours. Then we took an uber back to the ship after dinner. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rode cable car to top of high hill overlooking the city and then walked down through beautiful ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Rode cable car to top of high hill overlooking the city and then walked down through beautiful botanical gardens.
Rode cable car to top of high hill overlooking the city and then walked down through beautiful botanical gardens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long queues to get to the top
Sail Date: January 2016
Long queues to get to the top
Long queues to get to the top Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Cable car was great - having it as a shore tour saved us lining up and people already in the line ...
Sail Date: December 2015
Cable car was great - having it as a shore tour saved us lining up and people already in the line were not happy - but hey...The driver was great and told us a lot about the town and what we were driving past. We also got to stop at a ... Read More
Cable car was great - having it as a shore tour saved us lining up and people already in the line were not happy - but hey...The driver was great and told us a lot about the town and what we were driving past. We also got to stop at a very old church - and with the Christmas decorations up still was beautiful. Great tour - we got to see lots! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Te Papa is one of the best museums i have ever visited.
Sail Date: September 2015
Te Papa is one of the best museums i have ever visited.
Te Papa is one of the best museums i have ever visited. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
good guided tour of the town beautiful views from the top nice little cafe for lunch and the chance ...
Sail Date: April 2015
good guided tour of the town beautiful views from the top nice little cafe for lunch and the chance to use their wifi. also a little souvenir shop. Not much in town to see went for a walk along the wharf front.
good guided tour of the town beautiful views from the top nice little cafe for lunch and the chance to use their wifi. also a little souvenir shop. Not much in town to see went for a walk along the wharf front. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a nice experience.
Sail Date: March 2015
This was a nice experience. We had coffee at the top with a wonderful view. Enjoyed the cable car museum. Can't think of anything else to say to make 150 characters.
This was a nice experience. We had coffee at the top with a wonderful view. Enjoyed the cable car museum. Can't think of anything else to say to make 150 characters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Yeah a "nice to do" but not something you would travel to do again.
Sail Date: January 2015
Yeah a "nice to do" but not something you would travel to do again.
Yeah a "nice to do" but not something you would travel to do again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Although brief and visibility restricted due to bad weather, it was interesting and informative.
Sail Date: October 2014
Although brief and visibility restricted due to bad weather, it was interesting and informative.
Although brief and visibility restricted due to bad weather, it was interesting and informative. Read Less
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This was the best since it reminded me so much of Hong Kong.
Sail Date: November 2013
This was the best since it reminded me so much of Hong Kong. The museum was great too. All free
This was the best since it reminded me so much of Hong Kong. The museum was great too. All free Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line