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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.
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.
Foodies and wine lovers are spoilt for choice with great coffee from Wellington's iconic and irreverent roastery, Caffe L'affare; freshly baked breads; award-winning Marlborough wines, tempting cakes and a range of kiwi-inspired fare prepared with love by our chefs on board.
And, if you can take your eyes off the views, kick back with free Wi-Fi, free movies and play areas for the kids.
For supreme comfort during your Cook Strait ferry crossing, treat yourself to a private cabin on board the Straitsman. These cosy 'mini hotel rooms' come complete with linen, towels and their own en suite bathroom including a hot shower.
The journey takes around 3.5 hours. So what are you waiting for? Book your Bluebridge ferry now and come on over!
Groups & School Trips
For more information about getting your class or school across Cook Strait: phone 0800 844 844 and ask for school group coordinator or email [email protected]