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There has been talk recently about re-introducing the overnight ferry service between Wellington and Lyttelton. The current inter-island ferry service connects the South Island at Picton. Sailing much further south to Lyttelton saves a road trip of 337km, (210 miles), a drive time of four and a half hours. With the cost of petrol rising, an overnight voyage to Christchurch is starting to be of interest again to North Islanders wanting to visit the southern lake resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka as well as the Mt. Cook region for all the attractions these tourist hotspots offer. read more