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Tommo_
Post subject: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 22:04 on 12th Nov 2012

Joined: 16:23 on 23rd Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Any experienced NZ campaigners know the best way to get from Queenstown to Dunedin? Thinking of taking in the warm-up there...

Cheers.
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MK_Mark_66
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 00:21 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 19:55 on 13th Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Hi Tommo,

I am seriously considering hiring a car, travelling to/from Invercargill, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Dunedin.

Am happy to share transport to keep costs down.

Regards


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bread
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 10:45 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:04 on 18th Jun 2008
Posts: 193
Location: Mansfield
Tommo_ Wrote:
Any experienced NZ campaigners know the best way to get from Queenstown to Dunedin? Thinking of taking in the warm-up there...

Cheers.


Hi Tommo

I'm gonna take the scenic train the other way round and bus as heading to QT for a night from Dunedin -Looks a decent way of seeing a bit http://www.taieri.co.nz/index.htm
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 12:08 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2151
Location: Preston UK
I was getting the bus from Queenstown to Dunedin on the 5th. As Bread has intimated there is also the scenic train in tandem but seemed a bit arsey for the length of time on the train. Got to be some decent scenery on that road I think.
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Tommo_
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 13:39 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 16:23 on 23rd Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Cheers for the tips.

Mark - will give that some thought. Cheers.

Andy - think you're right. Six hours bus and train as opposed to four and a half on the InterCity thingy. Cheap too.
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 18:47 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1229
Location: Somerset
Tommo_ Wrote:
Cheers for the tips.

Mark - will give that some thought. Cheers.

Andy - think you're right. Six hours bus and train as opposed to four and a half on the InterCity thingy. Cheap too.


£12 one way on the bus and a welfare break on the way. Just a shame it leaves at 7:45 am.
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Tommo_
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 13:34 on 14th Nov 2012

Joined: 16:23 on 23rd Jan 2012
Posts: 24
Nice and early then. Ah well, will get to Dunedin for a decent time I guess.
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invisibleman
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 13:27 on 15th Nov 2012

Joined: 13:02 on 27th Sep 2011
Posts: 52
I am going to hire car and travel to Milford via Te Anau. Only me at present so willing to share car. In India until Jan, was going to finalise NZ trip when get back home.
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MK_Mark_66
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 05:24 on 16th Nov 2012

Joined: 19:55 on 13th Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Hi Invisibleman,

Was also thinking of the car hire option and happy to share costs.

Am also in india (Mumbai & Kolkata) Maybe discuss over a beer. :D

Regards


Mark
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Queenstown to Dunedin
PostPosted: 01:16 on 17th Nov 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
I did the bus trip the other way earlier this year and the scenery was good, It would be better on the train but as you say cost vs need
100% head to Milford sound the drive there is amazing and plenty of places to stop like the mirror lakes. Would recommend a trip to Invercargil personally but if you have time to spare I would say an over night trip t Fox glacier or Franz Joseph would be a better use of time.
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