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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:40 pm
by thecityguy
rev wrote:Im bored. Was thinking with talk about a ferry at Glenelg coming up again why dont they go further and build a cruise ship terminal too. Much better location for it then outer harbor, better first impression of Adelaide for tourists.

Turn the Glenelg jetty into a proper pier. Ferries on one side, cruise ships on the other. Retail, dining & entertainment in the middle.

Flinders Ports can take over the old cruise ship terminal and expand the container facility or whatever.

Cape Jervois can be downgraded to serve the local communities with smaller more economical ferries, and the bigger ferries moved up to Glenelg. Tie in the ferry operations with the operating of aspects of the pier it self so that the cost of catching a ferry across the Gulf or down to KI isnt as cost prohibitive.
Terrific idea! Would be awesome


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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:06 pm
by Goodsy
If we built a new Glenelg Pier with the same scale as the Brighton Pier in England, it would extend out to the tyre reef. also roughly the same length as the dock the Spirit of Tasmania uses in Melbourne

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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm
by Llessur2002
Goodsy wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:06 pm
If we built a new Glenelg Pier with the same scale as the Brighton Pier in England, it would extend out to the tyre reef. also roughly the same length as the dock the Spirit of Tasmania uses in Melbourne

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My home town :cheers:

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 am
by SBD
Does that have cruise ships visit? How do semi trailers fit to resupply, and busses to collect/deliver the passengers and their luggage? It looks very crowded for a practical terminal.

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:24 am
by Llessur2002
No, there's no shipping of any kind which uses Brighton Pier - it's for pleasure only. It has a large fairground at the end, two 'pavillions' with arcade machines and restaurants along it's length, as well as a variety of small kiosks and such.

An abominable mess of what was once a grand Victorian pier but it's very popular with tourists...

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:26 pm
by Nort
A Santa Monica or Brighton Pier style expansion to Glenelg would be fantastic for the area.

Imagine something like the climbing adventure park at West Beach, but at the end of a pier overhanging the ocean.

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:58 am
by rev
Geelong..
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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:37 am
by bits
Is there a huge demand to walk or drive 200m up a pier to some business?

All I see is lots of money to build and run a facility with poor access.

Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:18 pm
by rev
The big ferris wheel has returned for the second summer running now. Obviously people are wanting more to do at Glenelg.

Many hotels have a narrow laneway for service access. Doesnt seem to be a problem.
Theres many such piers around the world, access doesnt seem to be a problem.
Why would it be a problem here?
Was it a problem with the old pier that even had an aquarium?
Why would it be a problem today if it wasnt in the past?