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Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge ferry and enjoy some real Kiwi hospitality.
For travelling between New Zealand's North and South Islands you can't beat a Bluebridge ferry.
Unwind in comfort and enjoy the dramatic scenery as you sail between Wellington and Picton. The journey takes about 3.5 hours.
We carry passengers and vehicles between downtown Wellington and Picton up to four times a day, offering a range of fares to suit your budget. You’ll even earn Airpoints Dollars™ every time you sail with us.
Foodies and wine lovers are spoilt for choice with great coffee from Wellington's iconic and irreverent roastery, L'affare; award-winning Marlborough wines; a range of local craft beers; delicious cakes and a range of kiwi-inspired food freshly prepared our chefs on board.
And, if you can take your eyes off the views, kick back with the fastest free WiFi on Cook Strait, free movies and play areas for the kids.
For supreme comfort during your Cook Strait ferry crossing, upgrade to a private cabin. You can pre-book them (we recommend you do as they’re really popular) and there are single, twin, double and family cabins available all with an ensuite. Perfect to rest and freshen up before the next leg of your journey. If you’re travelling south you can use our week day sleeper service –board early around midnight and sleep while we sail at 2.30am. You’ll arrive in Picton around 6am just in time for breakfast.
Groups & School Trips
For more information about getting your class or school across Cook Strait please email [email protected]