Three children holding a large wrench between them, cable car winding gear in the background

Wellington Cable Car Winding Room

Have you ever wondered about the inner workings of the Cable Car? Get a behind the scenes glimpse of the technology that powers this iconic Wellington landmark with a visit to the Cable Car winding room.

Usually closed to the general public, view the winding room, and listen to a talk from one of our dedicated team members.

Health & Safety

The winding room is located down steep stairs at the Kelburn Terminal. Please note it may not be accessible to those with mobility issues. Closed toe footwear required.

Wellington Cable Car, Kelburn Terminal Winding Room (Upland Road)


Wellington CBD


Site Tour
Open Day
Family Activities

Event times

10am-3pm Sat 28 Oct


Cost: Winding room talk is free, normal cable car rates apply.

Talks run every 10 minutes & take ~10 minutes

Wellington Cable Car

There is simply no better way to experience the hidden charm that Wellington has to offer than to take this 5-minute ride from the heart of the city centre, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn, to the lookout perched high above the city. Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place (at Carter Observatory) and Zealandia (via free shuttle). Cars depart every 10 minutes.


Phone: 04 472 2199