We have items for sale at the Cable Car House, and any profits from these sales go directly into our fundraising campaign.

2022 Calendar

We have available a beautifully illustrated 2022 calendar, with photos and paintings showing the High Street cable car from 1885 (only the third year of service), through to photos of the restored cars taken in 2021. Price: $20 on site, or $24 posted within NZ, or £GB15 (or equivalent currency) posted by airmail anywhere in the world.

To order: Email us at with ‘Calendar purchase’ in the subject line, giving your name and postal address, and transfer funds to the High Street CableCar Society, Kiwibank account 38-9018-0019958-00 If sending funds from overseas, please see the advisory here which gives instruction for transfers from outside of New Zealand to the High Street Cable Car Society.

Calendar Cover
Calendar snapshots


Mornington's Marvellous Cable Trams
by Hugh Ballment

In the 1950s, Hugh Ballment visited Dunedin with a camera and colour film, and recorded many scenes of the daily operation of the High Street line. He has now put these together in a small book, and this is one of the best records of the cable car operation in its final years.

The price is $50, with postage and packing at $5.50 (within NZ). Orders may be placed with the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust, at this email: or, you can purchase at the Cable Car House in Mornington.

Mind the Curve, A History of the [Melbourne] Cable Trams
by John D. Keating

An interesting parallel across the Tasman; Melbourne's cable trams in the early 20th century may have equalled, or even surpassed, those of San Francisco, in the extent of the system. Our George Duncan gets an honourable mention. $15 if you also buy the Ballment book.

Note Cards

Cards and Prints with images from Don McAra’s paintings* are available on site, at $6 and $40-$60 respectively.

* From his book Hold Very Tight Please!, The Cable Cars of New Zealand,
Grantham House, New Zealand, 2007.

Picture Blocks

  Picture blocks of cable car scenes at available on site, at $15 or $20, according to size.


Contributions of any size to the project are most welcome.

This donation box (a model of Car 103) will be open for contributions whenever the Interim Cable Car Building is open.

The electronic banking address for the Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is:

(Kiwibank, New Zealand)  38-9016-0787291-00

If donating from overseas, please click here for detailed instructions

If requested, receipts can be provided for tax purposes (the Trust is a registered charity, number CC51187).