Kelburn is the predominant suburb of the capital city of Wellington, New Zealand, serving as a quaint combination residential area and tourist allure. It is sprawled throughout the rolling hillsides within one kilometre of the city’s central business district. The suburbs of Thorndon and Northland lie just north of the region with Art Valley extending down towards the south.
The primary attractions of Kelburn are highlighted by the famous Wellington Cable Car, an inclined railway serving as a modern allure supplemented with an interactive museum. The Wellington Botanic Garden borders the northernmost end of Kelburn, offering an attractive green space for hiking and strolling encompassing vast portions of native forest, gardens and artistic displays. Upland Road suffices as the predominant tourist hub boasting cafes, restaurants, pubs and local boutiques.
The Wellington Region embraces a network of developed public transportation consisting of public buses, trolleys, commuter buses, cars and ferries. Buses are the most popular form of local transport throughout the city area followed by trains. Also, the suburb of Kelburn itself is easily walkable.
The historic cable car was developed as a purposeful physical and symbolic icon for the area of Kelburn, setting it apart from the competing residential areas. The cable car was opened in 1902 and led to an exponential influx in population.