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Carter Observatory is located in Wellington's beautiful Botanic Garden at the top of the Cable Car.
It is just a 2 minute walk from the top of the Cable Car, 5 minutes walk from the Botanic Garden's Playground, 8 minutes from the Treehouse Visitor Centre and an easy walk along Upland Road, Kelburn.
Public parking is available at the pay and display car park located at the top of the Cable Car next to the Skyline on Upland Road.
Please Note: the ONLY parking available at the front entrance to Carter Observatory is for disabled parking placard holders.
Go Wellington Buses
The nearest bus stop to Carter is Upland Road at Glasgow Street, Stop 5916 or Stop 4916, which are served by bus routes 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, and 47. From either stop, follow Upland Road to the Botanic Garden entrance, and follow the signs to Carter.
John's Hop On Hop Off City Tour
HOP ON and HOP OFF at 18 of Wellington’s best sights and attractions to see Wellington the way YOU want to!
Please see their website for further details: www.hoponhopoff.co.nz.
Wellington Cable Car
The Cable Car runs every 10 minutes
Please see their website for details: http://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/