Published May 30, 2013
Those in need of a pick-me-up could do a lot worse than to consider these incredible cable cars, which take in some of the most awesome panoramic views on the planet.
1DUBROVNIK CABLE CARDubrovnik Cable Car
Nighttime is the right time to hop aboard this 1969-built line; the sun setting over the crystal clear Adriatic has to be seen to be believed.
2TARONGA ZOO SKY SAFARITaronga Zoo Sky Safari
Offering a birds-eye view of Sydney’s urban giraffes and its waterfront skyline, a ticket for this uplifting experience is included in the cost of entry to the zoo.
3EMIRATES AIR LINEEmirates Air Line
The U.K.’s only inner-city cable car is actually part of its municipal transport network, but the trip across the glittering Thames certainly beats standing on the Central Line lodged into someone’s armpit.
4SPOKANE FALLS SKYRIDESpokane Falls Skyride
This aquatic adventure takes in a bit of architecture too, sailing past Spokane’s art deco City Hall before gradually descending 200 feet over the Huntington Park Natural Area.
5THE SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAYSkyrail Rainforest Cableway
The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience spans 7.5 kilometers over Australia’s pristine tropical rainforests. Even one-way, the journey takes an hour and a half, but with these views we doubt you’ll need to pack your e-reader.
6GONDELBAHN GRINDELWALD-MÄNNLICHENGondelbahn Grindelwald-mannlichen
Once you’re at the disembarkation point, it takes only 15 minutes to reach the summit of the Männlichen mountain by foot.
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