Wellington Cable Car
Looking for spectacular views on Wellington and surrounding areas take a ride on the cable car it’s worth it
Experience a slice of Wellington's history on New Zealand's only running funicular railway join locals and visitors alike in the historic trip. Easy access to the Botanical Garden
Touristy but fun! Takes you from Lambton Quay (a good shopping street) up to the top of the Botanic Gardens, great views and you can walk back down stopping at the Rose Garden for a bite to eat on the way.
Take the unique journey up to the botanical gardens for spectacular views of the city.
“$ Responsible for the re-emergence of many native species, Zealandia is one of my favourite places to go in Wellington. They are now home to over 200 Tuataras, and let you walk around colonial gold mining spaces. Take as long as you want in the extensive sanctuary, short and long loops are available. Wear appropriate footwear. There are wheelchair accessible walks.”
“One of the oldest botanic gardens in New Zealand located at the side of the hill between Thornton and Kelburn near Wellington Central. Garden was established in 1868, visit and enjoy 25 hectares of specialise plant collections, colourful botanical displays and protective forest, and views over Wellington City. Also, you can visit caffe where you can sit down, chat and enjoy meal.”
“Wellington Zoo set in the suburb on Newtown a short trip from Wellington, you'll see a bunch of extremely well looked after creatures in comfy habitats.”
Point of Interest
“Quick 20 mins walk for those with medium fitness and a 360 degree view of Wellington is yours.”
“Modern interactive museum with many interesting exhibits of NZ wildlife, history, art and culture, as well as Pacific displays and International art exhibitions. Free entry but pay for art gallery exhibitions and some activities. ”