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Cook Strait Ferry - New Zealand


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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

This must-do experience connecting the North and South Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, is one of the world's most picturesque ferry journeys. Enjoy breathtaking scenery all the way from Wellington's Harbour to Picton's waterfront (3.5 hours, 92kms). Bluebridge sail 50 times a week carrying both passengers and all manner of vehicles. Travelling with the kids? Bluebridge have free movies, WiFi and activity packs to keep the kids entertained.

Food Freshly prepared by their onboard chefs

Delicious food freshly prepared by our onboard chefs, with seasonal menu changes to keep it fresh and exciting for you. You'll be spoilt for choice with great coffee, freshly baked breads, tempting cakes and a range of kiwi-inspired fare. So regardless of whether your Cook Strait sailing is at breakfast, lunch or dinner, we’ve got the menu sorted!

Private Cabins

Book a Bluebridge private cabin for the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing, store your belongings, rest and have a hot shower. Private cabins come with fresh linen, towels and body wash. Pre-book your private cabin from as little as $35.

Witness Breathtaking views

From the dynamic, hilly cityscape of Wellington Harbour out through the rugged rocks and steep cliffs above the Wellington Heads, this trip is made up of spectacular contrasts!

On a clear day, you'll see the outline of the South Island as you depart Wellington. Look out for dolphins, whales and other wildlife that often keep our ferries company across Cook Strait.

As you cruise Queen Charlotte Sound towards Picton, you'll experience an area famous for its beautiful beaches, bush walks and excellent climate.

From check-in staff through to onboard hospitality crew, we know a thing or two about a great Kiwi welcome — for the Bluebridge team, it's all about making your journey a truly memorable one!

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