Interislander ferries have meandered the magnificent route between the capital city Wellington and the port of Picton for well over 50 years, so we really know what we are doing! The 92km (85 mile), three hour journey is acknowledged as one of the most spectacular ferry rides in the world. Sailing the calm and pristine waters of the stunning Marlborough Sounds is regarded as one of the greatest highlights of the journey.
Experience the ease of packing the car with everything you need and drive on board Interislander ferries with the ultimate flexibility to explore everything the North and South Islands of the country have to offer. Alternatively, you can walk on board and easily nab yourself a rental car from our terminals or continue your journey from Picton with a trip on our breath-taking Coastal Pacific train to the garden city of Christchurch.
Our services are legendary for their Kiwi hospitality, with all those who travel with us made to feel part of the family – so all of our ferries offer a tasty range of food and drink. The food on our café menus has been carefully selected to reflect both the old and new flavours of New Zealand. Cold, hot,sweet, savoury, gluten-free, or vegetarian there’s something fresh and tasty for everyone! You will also find a top selection of New Zealand wine, beers and other beverages to enjoy with every meal.
There is plenty to see and do once on board any one of our three ships including movie theatres on Aratere and Kaitaki, large flat screen televisions and children’s play areas – we even have local live bands playing in the bar of most Kaitaki sailings!
We’ve got you covered in our on board shops if you happen to lose your phone charger or want to pick out an authentic New Zealand souvenir to take home. Our large outdoor viewing decks ensure nothing gets between you and capturing the perfect picture of the stunning scenery.
For a more refined journey across the Cook Strait, book a seat in our exclusive Interislander Plus lounges, where you will receive complimentary food, drink, newspapers, magazines and Sky television. Alternatively, comfortable cabins with en-suites on Kaitaki ensure you arrive on the other side of the Strait well-rested for your next adventure.
Interislander ferries provide you with intimate views of New Zealand you can’t see any other way – book your unforgettable journey today!