This splendid little 4 1/2-minute trip takes you to some of the best views you'??ll see anywhere. Pray for fine weather, as Wellington city and the harbor look spectacular from up here on a cloudless day. It?'s also the best way to access the Wellington Botanic Garden; and there is a fine little Cable Car Museum (tel. 04/475-3578; www.cablecarmuseum.co.nz) at the top, detailing the 100-year history of the service. The museum has free admission and is open daily in summer from 9:30am to 5:30pm and in winter from 9:30am to 5pm (closed Dec 25). Please note that the Cable Car will be closed in April 2012 for its next safety survey; normal services will resume May 2012.