The Interislander ferry is the longest running Cook Strait ferry service in New Zealand. Interislander sails between Wellington (North Island) and Picton (South Island).
We made it ezi for you: the vehicle goes on the ferry! No need to leave the vehicle, carry your luggage on the ferry and no need to queue and wait for picking up another vehicle when off-boarding the ferry.
All you need to do is board the ferry with your car, relax and enjoy the 92km voyage which takes 3 hours in comfort, then drive off and keep on enjoying your self-driving journey!
To make your journey easier, we have partnered with Interislander, one of the 2 ferry operators in New Zealand to offer you the best value fares possible.
Interislander offers a variety of on-board facilities to ensure a memorable, safe and enjoyable journey. With a state-of-the-art cinema, on-board shops, a wide range of food and beverages, on-board entertainment for kids with clowns and magicians over the summer months and premium lounges, Interislander will make sure you and your family are well looked after.
Tickets are fully refundable and changeable up to 48 hours before the crossing.
A fixed price for all vehicles available in our fleet.
The reduced fare per adult.
Children (between 2 and 17 years of age) travel at a reduced fare.
Infants (under 2 years of age) travel free of charge.
Please arrive no later than 1 hour prior to departure time.
To minimise delays, please have your booking details ready to present to check-in staff.
Vehicle check-in procedure
When you are travelling with a vehicle, you can go directly to the vehicle check-in and do not need to visit the Passenger terminal.
The Interislander Wellington Terminal is accessed from the Hutt Road (from the north) and Aotea Quay (from the south). When coming from the north, you need to exit from SH1/SH2 just before the two highways meet.
To get a comprehensive view of how to locate the terminal, please watch our driving instruction videos:
When you are travelling with a vehicle from Picton, you can go directly to the vehicle check-in and don't need to visit the passenger terminal.
Picton Ferry Terminal is located very close to the Picton town centre and within easy walking distance.
Built around a very sheltered harbour, Picton town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and various types of galleries.
Tickets are fully refundable and changeable up to 24 hours before the crossing.
To change your sailing, simply contact us with your alternative available sailing. You can change to an equivalent priced sailing free of charge or pay additional costs to upgrade to a more expensive sailing.
Good car and fair price. Clear communication and easy both pick up and drop off. No stress insurance was an advantage for me as I´m not used to left drive. Good deal.Dmitrij Bondarev
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