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    Driving time Tauranga-wellington

    How long will this take me? Mrs want one of those new Mini Coopers.... Shes found one up in Tauranga shes keen on and looks like im being made to go collect it. Im just trying to work out a bit of a plan around a flight there and the ferry on the way back.

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    Are you an AA member? Their tow trucks are the fastest
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    4.5 to 5.5 hours dependant on weather plus traffic. Always quicker in a rental or company car .
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    Thats not too bad then, thought If I can get a lunchtime flight and pick up the car in the Afternoon I can be back in Wellington that night with time for a snooze before the early ferry and back home by lunchtime the next day.

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    Geeze happy you must be driving a Chev and taking the long way
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    Dunno how snoozing in a bloody mini is gonna work out though...

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    What about the last ferry and sleep on that?

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    Will check it out, im not sure what time the late one is..

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    Ryan allow 6-61/2 hrs, 1-3/4 Taupo, 4-5 Taupo - Wellington with pie in Taihape for lunch or a quick buzz round Waiouru Museum, and then an hour at TePapa for Peter Jacksons WW1 display, if it's still on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    What about the last ferry and sleep on that?
    Catch the 1am arriving about 5am Picton and straight on the road again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Will check it out, im not sure what time the late one is..
    2230 ish I think? That's the one I always catch, have a 3 hour snooze and then drive at night with less numptys on the road with a higher average speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Ryan allow 6-61/2 hrs, 1-3/4 Taupo, 4-5 Taupo - Wellington with pie in Taihape for lunch or a quick buzz round Waiouru Museum, and then an hour at TePapa for Peter Jacksons WW1 display, if it's still on.
    Is the 'Do Drop In' takeaways still going in Taihape?

    Ryan - just don't drive tired from lack of sleep. Not worth it

    Last weekend heading home on Hillsborough Road up here at 3.30 in the afternoon I actually nodded off for a split second. Thanks to the mrs nothing happened

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    I was gona say 8
    I must drive like a nana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I was gona say 8
    I must drive like a nana
    Depends how many gears you got
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I was gona say 8
    I must drive like a nana
    All the gravels gone now Gibo!
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