For those travelling in their campervan or motorhome between the North and South Islands, the Interislander ferry provides the link between the two islands.
Furthermore, the 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences, and one of the most spectacular cruises in the world, taking in the sights and beauty of the famous Marlborough Sounds.
Operating three ships and offering up to 11 sailings daily to carry both passengers and vehicles, the Arahura, Atatere and Kaitaki all offer a level of comfort and convenience one would expect from New Zealand’s leading passenger ferry service.
Supplying a wide range of onboard services, including food and entertainment, there is plenty for all to enjoy. For those wishing to treat themselves to a little luxury, for a small additional payment, one can enjoy the exclusive Kaitaki Lounge, where you will find luxury seating and offered complimentary beverages, light snacks, internet access and reading materials.
- Ferries operate all year
- Up to 5 services daily from Wellington to Picton and vice versa
- Takes on average 3 hours
- Most common departure times from Wellington. 8.25am, 10.35am 2.15pm & 6.15pm
- Most common departure times from Picton 9.05 am, 1.15pm, 2.25 pm & 6.05pm.
Note: Times may vary on occasions.
Faitaki Plus is a single, inlcuares valid through to 31st March 2011:
Adults from NZ$68.00
Child 2-17 years inclusive from NZ$44.00
Motorhome from NZ$213.00, dependent on vehicle size. Vehicle rate does not include the driver. Motorhomes are charged by length. NZ$213.00 up to 5.5 meters. Over 5.5 meters an additional NZ$46.00 per half metre.
Upgrade to Kaitaki Plus and Club Class:
Kaitaki Plus and Club Class are superior lounges designed for those who appreciate the luxury of comfort and privacy.
Wander the decks and enjoy the ships facilities, then return to your Kaitaki Plus or Club Class lounge, an oasis of peace and calm.
Both lounges have confortable seating, as well as workstations for those that wish to work during the crossing. It offers daily newspapers and the latest magazines, as well as a varirty of teas, coffees, jucies and cookies, all available free of charge.
Kaitaki Plus also offers complimentary beer, wine and snacks.
Kaitaki Plus is available only on Kaitaki, while the Club Class lounge is available on Aratere.
Kaitaki inclusive fare. Alternatively, passengers may upgrade onboard at an additional cost of NZ$40.00.
Club Class luxury is available at an additional cost of NZ$20.00
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