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  Reply # 1850307 22-Aug-2017 13:09
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40 minutes Wellington to  Nelson, 20 minutes Wellington Blenheim, 35 - 60 minutes Wellington Christchurch. Want to have a slower relaxing cruise south take the ferry its a fun start to a holiday





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  Reply # 1850395 22-Aug-2017 14:51
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40 minutes Wellington to  Nelson, 20 minutes Wellington Blenheim, 35 - 60 minutes Wellington Christchurch. Want to have a slower relaxing cruise south take the ferry its a fun start to a holiday

 

 

Its a once in a lifetime event as far as I am concerned. 3 1/2 hours is a long time just to get to the South Island. Maybe one day when I retire I will appreciate it a little more. Right now we rather just fly to the SI and rent a car (far cheaper), and faster.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1850397 22-Aug-2017 14:53
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Wiggum:

 

MikeB4:

 

40 minutes Wellington to  Nelson, 20 minutes Wellington Blenheim, 35 - 60 minutes Wellington Christchurch. Want to have a slower relaxing cruise south take the ferry its a fun start to a holiday

 

 

Its a once in a lifetime event as far as I am concerned. 3 1/2 hours is a long time just to get to the South Island. Maybe one day when I retire I will appreciate it a little more. Right now we rather just fly to the SI and rent a car (far cheaper), and faster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We fly and rent,  being very frequent flyers and car renters has advantages, when we are older we will be Cruising on the Interislander......occasionally 





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  Reply # 1850555 22-Aug-2017 17:11
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Not everybody takes the ferry for pleasure. I found it a big fat waste of time when driving for work.

 

The first time was great, the 10th less so :-)


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  Reply # 1850579 22-Aug-2017 18:02
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Not everybody takes the ferry for pleasure. I found it a big fat waste of time when driving for work.


The first time was great, the 10th less so :-)



I can understand that but there really isn't a viable alternative. The geology of the sea bed makes it unsuitable for a tunnel or bridge. The later would be very difficult due to weather and sea conditions in the strait. Faster ferries could be used if these did not need to enter the sounds or Wellington harbour




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Wiggum:

 

MikeB4:

 

40 minutes Wellington to  Nelson, 20 minutes Wellington Blenheim, 35 - 60 minutes Wellington Christchurch. Want to have a slower relaxing cruise south take the ferry its a fun start to a holiday

 

 

Its a once in a lifetime event as far as I am concerned. 3 1/2 hours is a long time just to get to the South Island. Maybe one day when I retire I will appreciate it a little more. Right now we rather just fly to the SI and rent a car (far cheaper), and faster.

 

 

 

 

Your choice. Fly, its cheap, or fund a how many billion dollar bridge? You do the math. And a bridge for tunnel will never happen, as a hint of cost.


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I can understand that but there really isn't a viable alternative. The geology of the sea bed makes it unsuitable for a tunnel or bridge. The later would be very difficult due to weather and sea conditions in the strait. Faster ferries could be used if these did not need to enter the sounds or Wellington harbour

 

That's my point. The ferry trip is a tortuous path and far from the shortest route. It must be possible to move at least one of the terminals to a much nearer point.


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  Reply # 1850661 22-Aug-2017 20:32
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I can understand that but there really isn't a viable alternative. The geology of the sea bed makes it unsuitable for a tunnel or bridge. The later would be very difficult due to weather and sea conditions in the strait. Faster ferries could be used if these did not need to enter the sounds or Wellington harbour

 

That's my point. The ferry trip is a tortuous path and far from the shortest route. It must be possible to move at least one of the terminals to a much nearer point.

 

 

 

 

there was a study done on moving the SI port but was ruled out due to cost





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I can understand that but there really isn't a viable alternative. The geology of the sea bed makes it unsuitable for a tunnel or bridge. The later would be very difficult due to weather and sea conditions in the strait. Faster ferries could be used if these did not need to enter the sounds or Wellington harbour

 

That's my point. The ferry trip is a tortuous path and far from the shortest route. It must be possible to move at least one of the terminals to a much nearer point.

 

 

 

 

there was a study done on moving the SI port but was ruled out due to cost

 

 

More ferries? Bridge and tunnels are a bizarre idea.  




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  Reply # 1850678 22-Aug-2017 21:10
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The Channel Tunnel has never turned a profit, despite having a much larger population than NZ will ever have on both sides of it. Even if a Cook Straight tunnel were technically feasible, it'd be a huge white elephant.


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Would probably just get clogged up by trucks anyway. I'm sure the freight industry would love it if it became an actual idea, and yet would have no interest in contributing to the cost lol.


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  Reply # 1857033 2-Sep-2017 02:23
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coffeebaron: I'd go a tunnel. Yes a long term plan, but something that I think they should plan for. It would bring us in line with a few other developed country's that have extensive nation wide motorway / expressway networks.


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^^^ Is that gonna be an electric flying car or a petrol flying car? tongue-out


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