In fact Bluebridge offer the best value deal across Cook Strait with low fares and free extras like movies and fast WiFi. Peak rates apply for travel from 20 December to 10 January. See their rates here.
You’ll have the peace of mind that your fares are 100% refundable and changeable up to one hour before your sailing.
Bluebridge is the only ferry that rewards you with Airpoints Dollars™. You’ll earn one Airpoints Dollar for every $75 you spend with Bluebridge so you can go overseas more.
They sail 50 times a week and have been keeping shiploads of campers happy with their warm Kiwi hospitality, comfortable seating, and delicious food freshly prepared by their on board chefs.
For supreme comfort, upgrade to your own private cabin with ensuite. You can store your belongings, rest and have a hot shower. Single, twin, double, four and five berth cabins available from as little as $30 with linen provided. Sleeper service also available week days from Wellington to Picton. You can board early, around midnight, and they’ll sail while you sleep. You’ll arrive refreshed in Picton at around 6.30am in time for breakfast and ready for the next leg of your journey.
If you’re travelling with your furry friend, you can leave them in your own vehicle or hire a kennel on our vehicle deck. Find out more here.
Whilst our NZMCA terms and conditions exclude any vehicle carrying livestock that are required to book through freight for valid operational reasons. Current clause in the offer ts and cs:
These special fares are not valid when transporting horses, livestock or commercial goods. Email [email protected] call 0800 162 322 for a quote.
Yes, that's right — a whole year of sailings to choose from!
Our vehicle space is in hot demand this year, so that's why we’re recommending to our partners, sponsors and regular customers to book early if you want to secure those more popular sailing dates — and with the new public holiday Matariki, there's even more of an excuse to road trip next year!
Our busy dates:
• Mon, 25 Oct — Labour Day
• Mon, 1 Nov — Marlborough Anniversary
• Christmas and summer holidays (Sat, 18 Dec to Sun, 30 Jan)
• Mon, 24 Jan — Wellington Anniversary Day
• Mon, 1 Feb — Nelson Anniversary Day
• Mon, 7 Feb — Waitangi Day
• Fri 15 to Mon 18 Apr — Easter weekend
• Easter holidays (Fri, 15 Apr to Sun, 1 May)
• Mon, 25 Apr — Anzac Day
• Mon, 6 Jun — Queen's Birthday
• Fri, 24 Jun — Matariki
• July school holidays (Sat, 9 Jul to Sun, 24 Jul)
• October school holidays (Sat, 1 Oct to Sun, 16 Oct)
• Mon, 24 Oct — Labour Day
Your safety and well-being remain our top priority, which is why we have some COVID-19 travel guidelines which include mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing.
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