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 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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Private Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delights Tour from Blenheim

Private Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delights Tour from Blenheim

Private Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $495.00 per person

An experienced local chauffeur/guide will take you on an exciting wine and gourmet experience on this private, full-day tour from Blenheim. You will enjoy stunning scenic views of the Marlborough wine region and taste the sensational wines and seriously delicious gourmet treats and cuisine. Your interests are the priority for the day and can also include the Heritage air museum, award winning gardens, local producers of crafts and talented artisans. Your tour is custom made especially for... More...


Private 6.5-Hour Marlborough Jet-Boat Ride with Seafood Lunch

Private 6.5-Hour Marlborough Jet-Boat Ride with Seafood Lunch

Private Tour - Blenheim - Starting from $299.00 per person

Discover Marlborough and taste some of the award winning wines before a scenic journey to Havelock to enjoy a new experience of a thrilling jet boat ride on this private full-day tour from Blenheim or Picton.

Your jet boat experience includes your favorite 360-degree spin as you feel the sea spray on your skin followed by a meandering pace along the estuary flowing into the Pelorus Sound. Your captain has a great deal of knowledge to share with you too. Upon your return, taste the... More...


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...

Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour

Cruise Excursion Marlborough Wine Tour

Wine Tasting - Blenheim - Starting from $130.00 per person

The Wines of Marlborough cruise excursion tour is a brilliant way to experience the Marlborough wine region. You will catch the bus provided by the cruise ship into the Picton information centre where you will meet your guide for the day. They will talk you through the tour itinerary and then take you the 30 minute drive to the stunning Marlborough wine region. Surrounded by mountains the wine valley is the home of NZ wine and in particular Sauvignon Blanc.
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Close to Picton TownClose to Picton Town - Guest House.

Located in Picton, Close to Picton Town offers self-contained accommodation with BBQ facilities. It features a TV with...

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to PictonInterIslander 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...

 

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