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From NZ$66 per adult

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Interislander Cook Strait Ferry

Interislander ferry – where the journey becomes a destination!

The Interislander ferry travels between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world.

With 92 km of breathtaking views, the three-hour journey between Wellington and Picton really is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourism activities.

Interislander operates three ships, the Kaitaki, Kaiarahi and Aratere, for you and your vehicle (depending on the rental car company).

Interislander has up to 11 sailings a day, so you’ll always have a wide choice of travel times.

Once you’re on your Interislander ferry journey, you can take a stroll on the decks, enjoy a meal, a drink or even catch the latest movie release. Or you could just choose to relax & take in the stunning view.

In Wellington you will depart or arrive in the harbour to a view of this compact capital city right on the waterfront. At the other end of the journey near Picton you will cruise through the Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds. This narrow Sound is surrounded by hills covered in bush and vineyards.

Interislander Ferry Transport

  • Foot-passenger only
  • Passenger(s) with vehicle (depending on rental car company)
  • Day-trip packages to/from Picton/Wellington
  • Premium lounges
  • Discounts for students and seniors


  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Food court
  • Shop
  • Cinema
  • Children’s playground
  • Premium lounges

Other Information

  • Check in one hour prior with vehicle; 45 minutes prior as foot-passenger
  • No luggage restrictions with vehicles
  • Please note that some rental car companies do not allow cars to be transported between islands. Generally these companies will have offices at the Wellington and Picton Ferry. In most cases this will be faster, more convenient and cheaper than taking a rental car across on the ferry.

Interislander Ferry Departures

Up to eleven passenger departures per day


3 hour 10 mins – 3.5 hours


Wellington Ferry Terminal and Picton Ferry Terminal.

Book the Interislander Ferry

You can book the Interislander Ferry separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

Experience the Interislander Ferry Wellington to Picton with these popular New Zealand holiday packages:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your ferry crossing.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Child 2 - 17 years old. Infant FOC under 2 years

* Senior: 60 years +. Student: terry student.

* Valid ID or proof of age required at check-in

* NZ Travel Organiser retains a competitive fare structure

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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• Adult Wellington to Picton from NZ$70
• Adult Picton to Wellington from NZ$70
• Child Wellington to Picton from NZ$35
• Child Picton to Wellington from NZ$35
• Senior Wellington to Picton from NZ$65
• Senior Picton to Wellington from NZ$65
• Student Wellington to Picton from NZ$70
• Student Picton to Wellington from NZ$70
• Vehicle from NZ$223

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