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  • Experience some of the worlds most incredible scenery
  • Enjoy sailing between the North & South Islands of NZ
  • Free WiFi, movies & kids activities
  • Fresh local food prepared by onboard chefs
  • Crafted beer & wine from the Marlborough region

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Wellington to and from Picton Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries Crossing

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Cruise the Cook Strait and hop between the North and South Island of New Zealand from Wellington to Picton with ease on the Bluebridge vehicle and passenger ferry service. Book your ferry tickets online here to extend your New Zealand adventure and travel across the sea. The scenic journey takes approximately 3.5 hours each way and is a far more picturesque and stress-free way to travel between the islands than travelling by air.

Walk-on passengers and vehicles are welcome aboard the ferry with regular services available 7 days a week. Dine at the onboard cafe and soak up the scenery or make use of the free wifi to view a movie throughout the journey. Optional cabin upgrades are available so you can kick back and relax in a private room with ensuite bathrooms. For a convenient way to travel between Wellington to Picton, look no further than these passenger and vehicle ferry tickets available online here.


Due to Covid-19 for the month of June Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries will offer the below departure times only

  • Departs Wellington: 8.00am and 8.45pm
  • Departs Picton: 2.00pm
  • From 01 July 2020 normal sailing schedule is likely to resume (subject to change at anytime)


Walk on fares include

  • 2 x checked in bags of 30kg luggage each per person
  • 1 x small carry on bag to take onboard. No heavier than 7kgs (plus a handbag) per passenger

Vehicle fares include

  • Luggage inside a vehicle doesn't need to be checked in
  • There is no luggage limit restriction for passengers taking vehicles as luggage will remain in your car


  • Check in 1 hour prior to departure time
  • Departs Wellington: 2.30am, 8.00am, 1.30pm or 8.45pm
  • Departs Picton: 8.00am, 2.00pm or 7.00pm

Departure Location

  • Wellington terminal: 50 Waterloo Quay (across from Wellington train station and walkable from most CBD accommodation)
  • Picton terminal: 1 Lagoon road

Additional Information

  • Free WiFi
  • Infants (0-2yrs) are free of charge
  • Cabins are an upgrade per journey
  • Private ensuite bathrooms with shower
  • Port-cot available on request subject to availability
  • Complimentary fresh linen, towels and body wash are also included
  • All cabins have air-conditioning, a power point, desk with chair, wall mounted reading lights, hanging space with coat hangers, a telephone with wake up call instructions and a wall mirror


  • Single Room: One single bed
  • Double Room: One double bed (1-2 people max)
  • Twin Room: Two single beds (side by side or bunk style)
  • Family Room: Four single bed (bunk style 1-4 people + small child/infant max)
  • Five Berth Cabin: Five single beds (bunk style 1 to 5 people + infant or small child max)
  • Accessible Cabin: Two sets of bunks including one electrically elevating bed, large accessible en suites, bed linen and towels

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
If you are flexible with your departure time, select an afternoon journey to enjoy an unforgettable sunset at sea.
Need help with your booking? Contact Us enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: 391D

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