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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