Cook Strait Ferry, experience the ferry voyage across the Cook Strait.
The Interislander in Picton
Leaving the South Island

Cook Strait Ferry

You can fly between the two Islands, and it's certainly quicker, but then you'd miss the scenery and the journey. The 92km voyage between Picton and Wellington takes three hours and twenty minutes.

Two ferry companies do daily trips between the islands, Interislander and Bluebridge. The journey takes you northeast through the calm waters of Marlborough Sounds, and southeast across Cook Strait before turning into Wellington Harbour.

The scenery offered by Queen Charlotte Sound is breath taking, cruise past lush secluded bays, and on a clear day you’ll be able to gaze back across the South Island towards the peaks of the Southern Alps. On board there is plenty to do, with cinemas, shops, workstations, cafes, bars and lounges from which to simply enjoy the journey.



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Featured Ferry Services

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Wine Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $120.00 per person

Enjoy a relaxing day out around some of the beautiful wineries in Marlborough. Learn about the regions great wines and join in on some sampling. More...

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

Ferry Service - Wellington - Starting from $65.00 per person

InterIslander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. Cruise across in 3-hours whilst traveling in comfort and style as you savor one of the world's most scenic ferry journeys.The InterIslander is an experience not be missed.

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Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Blenheim

Full-Day Marlborough Scenic and Wine Tour from Blenheim

Wine Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $175.00 per person

This full-day Marlborough experience from Blenheim takes you across the Wairau Plains into the picturesque sea port of Havelock, where you can stop to explore and enjoy morning tea. Voyage through the stunning vistas of the Queen Charlotte Drive back into charming town of Picton. Here you'll stop to browse and have lunch, before doing a half-day wine tour.

Travel through the beautiful Marlborough wine region visiting four or five wineries. Learn about the wines and wineries from the... More...


Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Wine Tour - Picton - Starting from $95.00 per person

Explore New Zealand's premier wine region on this half-day tour from Picton or Blenheim. Visit four different wineries in the Marlborough wine region, stroll through the vineyards, and sample wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

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Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour

Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour

Wine Tasting - Blenheim - Starting from $138.00 per person

Taste some of New Zealand's most vibrant and flavorful wines at the multi-award winning Marlborough cellar doors on this full-day small-group tour. During this scenic journey around the valley, you will encounter a range of fruity Sauvignon Blancs, lusty Aromatics and Pinot Noir to die for.

Enjoy lunch (at your own cost) at a vineyard restaurant and finish your tour with a taste of hand-made gourmet chocolates. What an exceptional day!

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Broadway MotelBroadway Motel - Motel.

Situated on a hillside in central Picton, Broadway Motel is a 7-minute walk from the InterIslander Ferry Terminal....

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or BlenheimHalf-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim - Wine Tour - Picton. Starting from $95.00 per person.

Explore New Zealand's premier wine region on this half-day tour from Picton or Blenheim. Visit four different...

 

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