Wellington: Cable Car and Kowhai Cafe

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I apologize for the lazy writing I am about to do. Texts for this post are taken from the official websites of The Wellington Cable Car and the Kowhai Cafe.

Photos are all mine. 🙂
wellington cable carExperience a slice of Wellington’s history on New Zealand’s only running funicular railway. Join locals and visitors alike in a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car.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 city center, up through the hillside terraced houses of Kelburn to the lookout perched high above the city.
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For over a hundred years, passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views of our growing cityscape and the surrounding hills that define Wellington’s harbour. wellington cable carwellington cable carReaching the top…wellington cable carwellington cable carwellington cable car

Enjoy easy access to the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum, Space Place and Zealandia (via free shuttle). wellington cable carwellington cable car

Kowhai Café wellington cable car

The Kowhai Skyline Event Centre is located at the top of the famous Wellington Cable Car ride. Relax and enjoy our traditional kiwi hospitality while you soak up the ambiance.

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The history of the building dates back to 1904 when the first impressive Edwardian structure was erected to house a tea room for visitors on the Cable Car.

Tragically, in 1982, lightning struck the building and it burnt down. Two years later the award winning Athfield Architects designed and built the new tea rooms on the same site.

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New Zealand ice creams and an impressive array of savoury or sweet counter options are the perfect match for our locally roasted coffee and wide range of boutique beverages.

wellington cable car Take the same ride on the Cable Car to the Café at the top, that thousands of others have done for over a century.wellington cable carCome and be part of history…wellington cable car

This is one of the things I love about travelling –  that dreamlike feeling of experiencing the same things that people of long ago did.

Learn about the history of the Cable Car.

From the ancient world to the modern days, history has been made and will be made by man’s choices.

In life, we enter each season with a choice –  to either, enjoy the ride or bear with it until it stops. And we step out of the journey a different person – a better or a bitter one.wellington cable car

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― R. Bennett


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