Wellington & City Cable Car
"Its Windy Wellington we are coming to!
Its time she say's it's time surely
for us to change to the opposite side of the road,
They speak so Differently down here".
Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Maori) Capital City
Coordinates: 41°17′20″S 174°46′38″E
Country: New Zealand - Region: Wellington
Territorial Authority: Wellington City Lower Hutt City/ Upper Hutt City/ Porirua City
Settled by Europeans: 1839
Area: Metro1,388 km2 (536 sq mi)
Population: Metro 416,700
Wellington (Maori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city of New Zealand and second most populous urban area of this island nation, with 416,500 (metro) residents. It is situated on the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. Wellington is a major population centre on the North Island
Wellington takes the Honors of being the world's windiest city, with an average wind speed of over 26 km/h. why is wellington the worlds most windy city? Because of its location in the Roaring Forties and its exposure to the winds blowing through Cook Strait, with an average wind speed of 27 km/h (17 mph), and has the nickname "Windy Wellington - It is also the worlds southern most capital -
The Wellington urban area comprises four local authorities: Wellington City, on the peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour, contains the central business district and about half the population; Porirua on Porirua Harbour to the north is notable for its large Māori and Pacific Island communities, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt are largely suburban areas to the northeast, known as the Hutt Valley.
Wellington takes its name from Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo (1815) this title comes from the town of Wellington in the English county of Somerset.
In 1865, Wellington became the capital city in place of Auckland, which William Hobson had made it the capital in 1841. The New Zealand Parliament first met in Wellington on 7 July 1862, on a temporary basis; in November 1863.
Wellington Botanic Gardens -
The Wellington Botanic Garden, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near Wellington CBD
The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, and seasonal displays. Also features a variety of non-native species, including a awesome Rose Garden. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance and was created in 1868 and is operated by Wellington City council
Wellington Cable Car -
The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway in the CBD, between Lambton Quay, the main shopping precient, and Kelburn, a suburb in the hills overlooking the city, rising 120m over a length of 612m. The one way trip takes approximately five minutes. The Wellington Cable Car is widely recognised as a icon of Wellington.
The line consists of 628 metres of mostly straight 1,000 mm (gauge, single track with pine sleepers.
The lower terminus is in Cable Car Lane, off Lambton Quay and the upper terminus is next to the Wellington Botanic Garden at the city end of Upland Road, Kelburn's main street. There are three other stations — from Lambton Quay which are Clifton, Talavera and Salamanca (AKA the University),
The Cable Car is used by just under a million people each year. In the mornings and evenings, it is used by workers travelling between Kelburn and the city, at other times of the day, it is used by people travelling between the city and the Wellington Botanic Garden, by students attending Victoria University and living in nearby student hostels, and by many tourists, especially during summer.
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