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Picton - Wellington is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Picton to Wellington Ferry

The Picton Wellington ferry route connects the South and North Island of New Zealand via the Cook Strait and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Interislander service runs up to 20 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 10 minutes while the Bluebridge service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 30 min.

So that’s a combined 48 sailings on offer per week on the Picton Wellington route. Compare now and get the best fares on Cook Strait ferries at the time that you want to travel.

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Picton Wellington Ferry reviews

  • "Disappointing"

    Having pre booked the Plus Lounge, we were very disappointed that when we arrived in the Plus Lounge the food had gone, we had a campervan and were one of the last to be loaded on to the ferry, the lounge was very busy with rugby fans who had eaten everything in sight, very unfair for those who arrive late to the lounge as they are loading their vehicles, most of the lounge were foot passengers. Maybe access could be allowed once everyone has been loaded rather than during.

    'Aratere' travelled on Aratere

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  • "Picton to Wellington"

    We were over 30 mins late setting off due to boats late arrival into harbor from previous crossing. However it was a comfortable crossing and service was good on board. Cabins are available if needed, food available in dining area and there is a small cinema if you want to see a film during the crossing.

    'Strait Feronia' travelled on Strait Feronia

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  • "Fantastic experience "

    Great service, great staff and super easy check in. On time to leave and arrived early.

    'Aratere' travelled on Aratere

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  • "Excellent premier lounge staff "

    The staff were welcoming, generous and made sure we were looked after. They were attentive and went out of their way to cater for my dietary requirements. Excellent service.

    'Kaitaki' travelled on Kaitaki

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Picton Guide

Located in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the town of Picton is near to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound which is near the north east coast of New Zealand's South Island. The town, named after the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, Sir Thomas Picton, is one of the most picturesque seaside town in New Zealand. It has around 20% of New Zealand's coastline at its door and the best climate of anywhere in the country, which combine to make Picton a must see destination of both domestic and international visitors to Marlborough.

The Marlborough Sound gives Picton its relaxed atmosphere with its secluded bays and crystal clear waters. The town's waterfront is forever changing colour and its marinas are always a hive of activity. There are boat trips available from Picton to other amazing locations throughout Queen Charlotte Sound.

Inter-island ferries to and from Wellington arrive and depart here by way of the Marlborough Sounds. Most of the sheltered part of the route is through Tory Channel, south of Arapawa Island.

Wellington Guide

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and lies on the south coast of New Zealand's North Island. New Zealand's second largest city is surrounded by a lovely harbour, that offers visitors with amazing views, along with a good selection of Victorian buildings often built on slopes of hills. There are many things to see and do in the city and it is widely regarded as being New Zealand's most picturesque city and lies at the crossroads between the North Island and the South Island, with regular ferry crossings between the two. The city has a good selection of beaches and a beautiful coastline which have been popular with visitors for many years. Perhaps the most desirable coastal part of the city is Eastbourne where Days Bay and Sunshine Bay are especially popular and both a generally suitable for swimming.

The city's urban area includes the city itself, Porirua to the north, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt which are to the north east and collectively are known as the Hutt Valley.

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