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Old 09-01-2018, 12:11 PM   #2146
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Thanks everyone for the recommendation so far

At the moment my Plan A is to drive from CHC - Kaokorua. Following day drive up and drop the vehicle at Picton before boarding the ferry.
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Plan B drive back CHC the following day and drop the car at CHC Airport before taking domestic flight back to WLG.

I understand the Interislander ferry trip can be really nice. Not sure if we'd be missing much if we've done the Milford Ferry (also 3hrs long). Alternatively maybe I should just enjoy the view of Southern Alps by taking domestic flight from CHC to WLG
Milford ferry and Interislander are two different transport for different purposes.

I recommend take the flight out of CHC, much easier and faster and save you the car rental money. If you are thinking about the view, it is it wrong season. The southern ALPS will be covered with snow sometime from July onwards. Moreover, the flight is very short, at most 25 minutes in the air and then you are back down again in Wellington.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:19 PM   #2147
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Milford ferry and Interislander are two different transport for different purposes.

I recommend take the flight out of CHC, much easier and faster and save you the car rental money. If you are thinking about the view, it is it wrong season. The southern ALPS will be covered with snow sometime from July onwards. Moreover, the flight is very short, at most 25 minutes in the air and then you are back down again in Wellington.
If the total rental fee of the car is the same dropping off at Picton/Christchurch, should I be taking the ferry route then (2:00 - 5:30 pm Interislander)? Also don't need to drive back CHC.

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Old 10-01-2018, 10:32 AM   #2148
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If the total rental fee of the car is the same dropping off at Picton/Christchurch, should I be taking the ferry route then (2:00 - 5:30 pm Interislander)? Also don't need to drive back CHC.
Before you plan that, remember that the route from CHC to Kaikorua could be closed. Read this

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/100...rescued-by-doc
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:02 AM   #2149
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11972644

This happen 3 days after I dive! Exact same place. Nzone is the company that we jumped
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:18 AM   #2150
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There's a reason why I don't skydive... :S

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:32 AM   #2151
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11972644

This happen 3 days after I dive! Exact same place. Nzone is the company that we jumped
OMG..

all these extreme sports definitely carry a risk. And it is also y insurance by default dun cover such activities
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:25 PM   #2152
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11972644

This happen 3 days after I dive! Exact same place. Nzone is the company that we jumped
OMG!!! we jumped in australia before, this time going NZ wanna try the nevis swing tho. any comments on this?
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:27 PM   #2153
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Will happen means will happen.

Just do it if u want.

Nevis is ok.

Nothing is 100% safe.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:18 PM   #2154
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My skydive got cancelled again this time due to the incident.

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Old 11-01-2018, 06:37 PM   #2155
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OMG!!! we jumped in australia before, this time going NZ wanna try the nevis swing tho. any comments on this?
Swing and bungee are scarier than tandem skydiving to me.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #2156
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Swing and bungee are scarier than tandem skydiving to me.
Second to that. Bungee is much more scary
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Second to that. Bungee is much more scary
Third to that
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:34 PM   #2158
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Finally managed to do my skydive over at wanaka. Great experience but feel that it was a little rushed for the parachute portion.

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Old 12-01-2018, 08:56 PM   #2159
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Finally managed to do my skydive over at wanaka. Great experience but feel that it was a little rushed for the parachute portion.

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How do you mean rushed?
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Old 13-01-2018, 03:26 AM   #2160
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How do you mean rushed?
I am not sure how it is usually done but when I was viewing from below, I can see that they make pretty fast and steep descent on the parachute when they could have slowed it by making more rounds around the landing point.

I could be wrong though.

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