• Dubrovnik Cable Car

  • Taronga Zoo Sky Safari

  • Emirates Air Line

  • Spokane Falls Skyride

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

  • Gondelbahn Grindelwald-mannlichen

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.

  • 1. DUBROVNIK CABLE CAR

    Dubrovnik Cable Car

    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    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.

  • 2. TARONGA ZOO SKY SAFARI

    Taronga Zoo Sky Safari

    Sydney

    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.

  • 3. EMIRATES AIR LINE

    Emirates Air Line

    London

    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.

  • 4. SPOKANE FALLS SKYRIDE

    Spokane Falls Skyride

    Spokane, Washington

    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.

  • 5. THE SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY

    Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

    Queensland, Australia

    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.

  • 6. GONDELBAHN GRINDELWALD-MÄNNLICHEN

    Gondelbahn Grindelwald-mannlichen

    Bern, Switzerland

    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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