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Great Rides Official Partner

Auckland Street, Picton and Aotea Quay, Wellington
1 Auckland Street Picton Marlborough 7281 NZ
Outside NZ call +64 4 498 3302 Outside NZ call +64 4 498 3302
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Wine Spectator  called us “one of the most spectacular ferry rides in the world”.

We’re sure you’ll agree.

Cross Cook Strait with us and truly experience our two beautiful islands.  Interislander is far more than the New Zealand ferry service that bridges the gap between the North and South Islands.

We link our great little country.

The 92 km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences, and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world.

Walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track? Then look no further than Interislander to get you there. Jump onboard any of our Interislander ferries and relax in one of our lounges while taking in the breath taking view of the Marlborough Sounds. Arrive in Picton refreshed and ready to tackle the Queen Charlotte Track.

You will never forget Cook Strait.  It is so spectacular, it was named after the guy who discovered us!

Our three ships, Arahura, Aratere and Kaitaki carry both passengers and vehicles operate up to 11 crossings per day, giving you flexible, affordable and convenient travel times. You will experience comfort, friendly hospitality and service as you enjoy one of the world’s great straits aboard a modern craft with conveniences such as a variety of food and beverage facilities, children’s play areas, and on board Wi-Fi

Interislander.The journey is even better than getting there