The first to offer NZMCA members their most flexible fares for the lowest possible price

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 $35 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.

Click here to get your discount booking code (you will need to be logged in to access this page)


A reminder on carrying livestock and/or commercial bookings

Bluebridge offer NZMCA special member rates for personal Equestrian and Truck bookings (up to 8m in length). However, as per NZMCA terms and conditions they are not valid when transporting livestock or for commercial goods and/or bookings.



What's new with Bluebridge?

Bookings now open for sailings through until 31 March 2023

For your members who like to plan ahead, we've great news. You can now book your holiday travel right up until the end of March 2023.

Lower Bluebridge fares with more flexibility

Save even more on your next adventure across Cook Strait. Bluebridge have dropped most of their ferry fares to give you even better value. They’ve also shortened their peak period to 20 December to 10 January so you’ll only pay the off-peak fares most of the year. All NZMCA Bluebridge fares are 100% refundable and date changeable for free. You can now change your sailing date or time as many times as you need to at no cost for up to 12 months (it used to be six months).

You’ll enjoy faster, uninterrupted, free WiFi

Bluebridge has upgraded to VSAT technology which eliminates the previous black spots experienced across Cook Strait, which means you can browse the web, use social media and email during the entire 3.5 hour crossing with speeds similar to a 4G smartphone connection.

Save even more with Bluebridge’s family discount fares

You can now get even better value every day with Bluebridge’s new family discount. You’ll automatically get the extra discount off your whole booking when it includes at least one adult or senior, one infant or child, and any vehicle (excluding motorbikes). It’s available all year-round and for one-way or return trips. Save heaps on your next family trip with your kids or grandkids!