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Stop 2

Cable Car Museum

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Cable Car Museum Cable Car Museum

You are walking to Cuba Street, complete with buttoned up raincoats (Wellington winter insurance) and your Blunt umbrellas. Cuba Street is where a selfie, in the rain (or shine) with the iconic bucket fountain is a must. Leisurely amble along Cuba Street ducking in and out of establishments, shops, cafes, galleries and pop up installations. You could easily find that your day is sorted. There are independent art galleries, an assortment of secondhand clothing stores, one of kind artisan and craft outlets and a fruit shop that has been in the area forever. Cuba Street’s vibe and sound has absorbed the day into Cuba joy and the place is still hopping at night.

The Cable Car entrance is on Lambton Quay and here is a chance to take a look at The Cable Car Museum, wander Lambton Quay looking for the pavement signs where the original waterfront was. Lambton Quay is relatively sheltered from the weather with the hustle of the city making it a welcoming retail street. Catch the cable car up to terminus (Upland Rd) Kelburn, look at the turbulent harbour and the storm clouds. The views of Wellington regardless of the weather are spectacular. The Museum is free.  Located in the original winding house for the cable car system and set over two floors, the museum houses the winding mechanism operational from 1902 until 1978. It’s also home to two of the original grip cars that operated on the line. Step back in time see how Wellington’s most iconic transport system has developed.

Duration 1-2 hours.

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