Upgrade your sailing experience: choose from three Interislander lounges

Interislander has three ferries that take passengers with vehicles – Aratere, Kaitaki and Kaiarahi. You’ll find the facilities and entertainment on each ferry are different and you can find out more here. NZMCA members love Interislander’s adults-only lounges: the Premium Lounge (previously known as the Plus Lounge) and the Queen Charlotte Lounge. If you’re not travelling with your kids or grandies, upgrade to one of the lounges for some peace and quiet before the next leg of your journey.  

Interislander has always been great for families: good value and lots to keep them entertained. If you island hop on Kaitaki you can now book the new Pelorus Jack Lounge. The kids will love it so you will too! 


Premium lounge 

All three ferries offer an adults-only 18+ Premium Lounge (previously known as a Plus Lounge). NZMCA members can upgrade and book a seat in the lounge for only an extra $65 per person – saving $15 off the standard rate*. Ask any NZMCA member and they’ll tell you it’s the best way to sail the Strait and worth every cent. Your ticket includes a guaranteed comfy seat with great views, entertainment (TV, magazines and local papers), and a delicious array of hot and cold meals, deserts, sandwiches and snacks along with beverages during your sailing. Learn more here

*Rates are valid until 31 March 2023. A new rate of $70 from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Indulge in Kaitaki

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Relax in Aratere

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Revive in Kaiarahi 

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Pelorus Jack on Kaitaki

New to Cook Strait, the Kaitaki is now offering families an even better sailing experience with their new Pelorus Jack Lounge. Bookings are open now and it's only $35 extra per adult/child for NZMCA members - saving you $10 each. 

If you're travelling with kids or grandies aged 2-17 this could be a great option to keep them together and entertained. Your ticket includes a light buffet, tea/coffee, and guaranteed comfy seats with a table.

Learn more here.

Queen Charlotte on Kaitaki

If you're not travelling with kids, sailing on Kaitaki, and the budget won't stretch to the Premium Lounge, upgrade to the Queen Charlotte Lounge.

It's still adults-only and for an extra $25 (saving members $5) each you'll get a guaranteed comfy seat plus a $15 voucher to spend on food and beverages at your choice of the cafes and bars on board.

Learn more here.