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A new option for domestic flight connections in NZ

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Red_switch, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    So from late August, Air New Zealand will have a direct service between Auckland and Invercargill (https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/southland/august-launch-flights-between-invercargill-auckland), fares on sale now. This won't really compete with direct flights into Queenstown from Australia, not most of the time anyway, but potentially opens up new options for travelling around the lower South Island, especially if you're planning on a bit of road tripping around. Invercargill airport is a much shorter (and better) drive from Queenstown than Dunedin (and way way less of a drive than Christchurch), and is much better located for Fiordland (all of it), Stewart Island etc.

    Food for thought etc.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    What's at stewart is?
    Other than mud that is?
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The biggest sharks ever
    You need to head to Bluff
    Its great
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Paua, Muttonbirds, surf. Pot. Crazy folk.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Bluff is a good taste of real NZ for tourists in Queenstown. A valuable but old and dodgy fishing fleet, an abandoned freezing works. Uninsulated houses with broken windows mid winter. L&P at the Four Square, mindless violence at the pub(s). Maybe I'll start running tours.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    "Good" rock climbing too.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Catlins
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    And constant rain.
     
  9. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kinda .
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Kinda, not really. Less rain than many coastal Australian cities.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's enough around the corner
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Bit overrated tbh. I always tell people to go west from Invercargill.
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stewart Island? Similar rain, but many more rain days, from what I can work out.
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh sorry.. I was talking of invers
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Draizuh One of Us

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    Bluff is shit. Riverton on the otherhand.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Both have their positives. Bluff has great mountain biking, but I wouldn't spend my summer holidays there.
     
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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like the sort of place Jake from one were warriors would live.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    20 years ago, definitely.
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    some people I know went there for xmas
    it was cold, and they were fighting with relos the whole time
     
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    Draizuh One of Us

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    Thats rotorua, still.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    Had a mate that taught at a high school in Porirua. They couldn't use once were warriors for 6th form/year 12 English.
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    To copper?
     
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