Wellington Cable Car and Botanic Garden

One of Wellington's most popular tourist attractions, the cars run from Lambton Quay in the commercial heart of the city and emerge in the Wellington Botanic Garden where the Lookout, Space Place at Carter Observatory, Planetarium and Cable Car Museum are located.

The view from the lookout includes the city's central business district and out across the harbour to the Hutt Valley, Eastbourne and Mt. Victoria. Visitors can take a return trip from the city, or walk back down through the gardens and Thorndon (New Zealand’s oldest suburb), or historic Bolton Street cemetery, emerging across the road from Parliament.

From the top of the cable car, take a stroll through Wellington Botanic Garden, which offers over 26 hectares of specialist gardens, native bush and lawn area. Located in the garden are an Education and Environment Centre in the aptly named-Treehouse, the award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden - with 110 formal rose beds, Begonia House, the Bolton Street Memorial Park - where many of the city's pioneers are buried, Space Place at Carter Observatory - New Zealand's national astronomy centre, the Sundial of Human Involvement and a great adventure playground.