The iconic Wellington Cable Car between Lambton Quay and Kelburn is one of Wellington’s most beloved landmarks, but it is not the only funicular in the city. Many affluent homes in the city are equipped with their own private cable cars, and for some, this novel mode of transportation is the only mean of access to their homes.
Wedged between the hills and the sea, the city of Wellington at the south-western tip of the North Island, is one of New Zealand’s most important population centers. The city is home to some 200,000 residents, but if you take into account its sub-urban areas, the total population of Wellington comes to more than double. Being spread across hills, the city has limited amount of space and a lot of homes are built on slopes and on hilltops where access is difficult. In the past, these hard-to-reach homes were reachable only by stairs. Today, many home owners have installed small cable cars for better accessibility and comfort.
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