thumb|300px|Panorama of Wellington including the Kelburn cable car.Kelburn
is an inner suburb
, New Zealand
. It is located on the hills to the west of the Central Business District
Features of Kelburn
Though not large in terms of population, the suburb has a number of distinguishing features.
The Wellington Cable Car
(built in 1902) is a tourist attraction and essential transport facility. It runs from Lambton Quay
in the CBD up the hill for 800 m, crossing the Wellington Urban Motorway as it does so. Its terminal is close to the Wellington Botanic Garden
and the Carter Observatory
. Both of these are popular destinations for locals and visitors alike.
The main campus of Victoria University of Wellington
is located in the east of the suburb, and the second-top stop of the cable car provides easy access.
Other features include the Kelburn Viaduct, one of the oldest bridges of its type in New Zealand, connecting to Karori
, and the Kelburn shopping area.
Kelburn (especially the area bounded by the Wellington Urban Motorway
, Kelburn Park and the Botanic Gardens
) has historically been the home of New Zealand's Business elite such as the Todd family
(one of New Zealand's richest familiesThe National Business Review, Rich List
, Auckland, 2010. (published as an annex to The National Business Review
, July 30, 2010.) (the area has the nickname "Todd Hill"), Sir Ron Trotter
and Lloyd Morrison