Wellington Cable Car and panorama of the city and harbour.

For our Middle Earth Monday, welcome to Wellington and the Cable Car, one of our most popular attractions and a vital part of Wellington life – and we announce the winner of our TShirt competition!

The design of the Wellington Cable Car, by James Fulton, allowed for a track that was straight in distance and elevation. It passes over or under all existing roadways allowing for an uninterrupted straight line trip.

The cable car, which began working in 1902, was a major achievement for New Zealand engineering at the time; it is 785 metres (858 yards) in length rising over 119 metres (130 yards) at an average of 1 in 5.1 and passed through 3 tunnels and over 3 viaducts. It is used by commuters, students and tourists – and is one of our most iconic Wellington sights!



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  1. meowmeowmans

    August 6, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    That shirt sure is great. ConCATS to Lily! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing about the Wellington Cable Car. We can see why it is so popular!
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  2. Caren Gittleman

    August 6, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Concats to the winner, that is one great shirt!
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  3. The Island Cats

    August 5, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Congrats to the winner! That shirt is great!
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  4. Brian Frum

    August 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Such a wonderful winner!


  5. Nerissa's Life

    August 5, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I’ve never been on a cable car before. Are they fun? Is that somethin’ you and Savvy & I should do sometime?

    Nissy #Niss4Senate & HAPPY NERISSA THE CAT DAY! to you.
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  6. Cathy Keisha

    August 5, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Concats to Lily. I’m sure she’ll adore it.
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  7. da tabbies o trout towne

    August 5, 2014 at 4:28 am

    conga ratz lily on winnin de way kewl tee shirt N thanx guys for sharin thiz fotoz oh Wellington…..de seen a ree iz awesum !!


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