Tuesday, November 28, 2023

New Zealand’s Fjordland Link Proposal Opens to Public Feedback

The Monorail Society reports:

Queenstown, New Zealand. The proposal has been around for a long time, but one more hurdle in the process to get it built has recently been achieved by backers. The New Zealand Department of Conservations (DOC) has granted the proposal approval in principal. The $175 million proposal would speed up transportation for tourists from Queenstown to Milford Sound, New Zealand’s spectacular fjord. If built, tourists would be able to take a catamaran from Queenstown to Mt. Nicholas Station. From there they would be shuttled to a monorail station. At that point they would board a 41-km monorail line. The monorail would travel through the scenery of the Snowden forest. The final leg of their journey to Milford Sound would be by coach from Te Anau Downs. The Department of Conservation has invited the public to comment on the proposal and whether it should be granted a concession. After February 27, 2012, the DOC will hold public hearings before making a final decision.”

Source: The Monorail Society

Joe Kleiman
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Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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