From $250.00 NZD per vehicle
If you’re planning on seeing New Zealand’s North and South Islands during your holiday with Wilderness, you’re in for a treat. This ferry ride takes your campervan across Cook Strait, which separates the two islands, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful ferry crossings in the world.
The Cook Strait, named after famed explorer Captain James Cook, is a waterway that spans the scenic channel between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
The Interislander ferry offers safe and convenient passage across Cook Strait between Picton on the South Island and Wellington in the North Island. It also provides a picturesque experience that’s often cited as being one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world.
A ferry ride across Cook Strait is a memorable highlight on any New Zealand adventure.
For everything you need to know about this voyage, read our article about travelling on the New Zealand inter island ferry with a motorhome.
Crossing Cook Strait with a vehicle on the Interislander ferry is easy, and means you can head straight to your next destination on the other side without any fuss.
The sailing runs between Wellington (at the bottom of the North Island) and Picton (in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island). It takes about three and a half hours. There are several sailings each day in both directions.
The Cook Strait ferries offer TV lounges, cafés, bars and even playgrounds. There are viewing decks to watch the stunning scenery as it passes and you might even see dolphins and other sealife on the trip.
Each of the three ships also features a Plus Lounge (for those aged 18 and over), offering the most comfortable and relaxing way to cross the Cook Strait. Your pass to the Plus Lounge includes:
You can add a Plus Lounge pass when you book your tickets with us, or online later through the my booking page.
*See the full terms and conditions of travel on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry service.
Make life easy and let us take care of booking the ferry for you. Wilderness is an agent for the Interislander so you can purchase fully-flexible fares through us.
If your itinerary changes while you’re on the road, your tickets can be changed at no extra cost up to 24 hours before you’re booked to sail (subject to availability when you re-book).