An aerial view of a destination always offers a unique experience, and cable car rides remain one of the most popular ways to indulge in the same. In fact, there are some places that are best explored on cable cars. Let’s check out a few of the most popular cable car rides in the world.

Peak2Peak Gondola

This Canadian cable car ride is not only the longest but also the highest in the world. Another unique fact about this cable car ride is that it connects two mountain peaks, a feat which has not been matched by any other cable car system so far. This lift in the resort town of Whistler, British Columbia offers a chance to take a good look at coastal rainforests and majestic volcanic peaks from great heights.

Skyline Queenstown

The natural beauty of New Zealand needs no introduction and some parts of the country are perhaps best viewed from a cable car. Easy to see why a ride aboard the Skyline Queenstown is highly popular among tourists. Besides offering captivating views of the area, this gondola ride packs in loads of entertainment and fun for one and all. At Bob’s Peak, you can relish lip-smacking dishes at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, and can also enjoy cultural performances by Maori groups. You may easily walk to the gondola ride station from central Queenstown.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

This rotating aerial tramway is the largest in the world and has caught the fancy of countless travellers keen on exploring the beauty of the desert resort city. The ride connects Coachella Valley to Mount San Jacinto, a popular site among hikers. If hunger pangs set in after all that sightseeing, head to the Peaks Restaurant, which is located against the backdrop of the astounding beauty of the Coachella Valley.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Another rotating cable car system, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is probably the most popular gondola ride not only in Cape Town but throughout Africa. Buy tickets for the ride and sit in a gondola to admire the 360-degree views of the city’s popular sites such as Camps Bay, Robben Island, and 12 Apostles to name a few. Once you reach the top of the mountain, treat yourself at the Table Mountain Café and enjoy some souvenir shopping.

The Ngong Ping 360

A holiday in Hong Kong goes beyond shopping and nightlife. Be a part of Ngong Ping 360 to experience the beauty of Lantau Island. The ride offers dazzling views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, and the Tian tan Buddha Statue. This trip also features a visit to a cultural themed area called Ngong Ping Village. Major attractions of this themed village include Motion 360, Stage 360, and Walking with Buddha.

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