Interislander
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Interislander Ferry

The Interislander ferry service crosses New Zealand's Cook Strait, between Wellington and Picton, bridging the gap between the North and South Islands.

Taking approximately three hours, the route was once described as “one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world”, with Interislander traversing this scenic, ninety-two kilometre route for over fifty years, transporting more than a million passengers each year in that time. Offering up to eleven crossings a day, Interislander represents an affordable and flexible choice when it comes to exploring New Zealand’s main islands.

Operating three large, high-tech ferries called Aratere, Kaitaki and Kaiarahi, Interislander can carry both passengers and vehicles numerous times per day, following a convenient timetable for your ease of travel. Maori for ‘Quick Path’, ‘Challenger’ and ‘Leadership’, respectively, the Interislander vessels all offer a comprehensive range of amenities including cinemas, luxurious lounges, live bands and child-friendly entertainment. They were also the first ferry operator on the Cook Strait to supply free Wi-Fi on-board.

Use directferries.co.uk to find Interislander timetables, prices and to book Interislander ferry tickets. Looking for the lowest fares for your destination? Don’t worry, we’ll also compare Interislander with alternative ferry companies.

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Interislander Customer Reviews

  • "From Picton to Wellington!"

    A very smooth, pleasant journey. Gave us time to relax between our adventures.

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  • "Excellent trip "

    Crossing easy and comfortable. Queue for snacks and coffee was a little long( over15 minutes) but not a problem. Weather was superb so most of trip was spent on deck.

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  • "The best"

    Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

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  • "Interislander"

    Lots of comfortable seating options, good variety of food and drinks available. Even a playground for kids. Trip was shorter than expected. 

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