Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car Limited

Wellington Cable Car Limited owns and operates Wellington’s iconic Cable Car. 

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

The precinct is also the gateway to other attractions including Space Place at Carter Observatory, the Cable Car Museum and the free shuttle to Zealandia.

On 22 February 1902 the Cable Car began operating between Lambton Quay and Kelburn and made 425,000 passenger trips in its first year of operation. A history of the Cable Car can be found on the Wellington Cable Car's website.

The Cable Car is an iconic part of Wellington’s tourism attractions and today the service transports over 1 million passengers a year including commuters, students and visitors to the city. The Cable Car runs continuously throughout the day with trips run every 10 minutes and every 15 minutes after 8pm, no reservation is required.

The board of directors is appointed by the Council’s Chief Executive and is comprised of Council officers.

Board of Directors

  • Andy Matthews, Board Chair, and Chief Financial Officer, Wellington City Council
  • Danny McComb, Manager Economic & Commercial, Wellington City Council
  • David Perks, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Limited