Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

#16 Post by thecityguy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:40 pm

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

#17 Post by Goodsy » 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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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

#18 Post by Llessur2002 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm

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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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

#19 Post by SBD » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 am

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.

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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

#20 Post by Llessur2002 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:24 am

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...

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Re: Glenelg Ferry & Cruise ship terminal

#21 Post by Nort » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:26 pm

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.

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