Membership verification now required for bookings

On Tuesday 2 August Interislander updated their website to make it easier to validate your membership online when you book. It's a new step added to the current booking process, simply follow the same process to book as normal:

How to book:
Click the link below, enter the discount code, and follow the prompts. You will then be required to enter your membership number and email (which must be the same as recorded on your membership).

  • If the details match, your membership is validated and you can complete your booking.
  • If the details don’t match just try again - there may be a spelling error or the details on your membership could be different (the email may be outdated).

If it still won’t validate: Log in to the members’ portal to check your details or contact National Office (09 298 5466, [email protected]), it could even be time to renew your membership. Keep in mind, if you continue to book without verifying no discount will be applied.

Interislander have been taking vehicles across Cook Strait since 1962, so they know a thing or two about looking after you and your vehicle as you sail between Wellington and Picton.

Interislander™ is one of the Great Journeys of New Zealand™ and is recognised as one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world.  

The Great Journeys unites the iconic Interislander ferries and Scenic train journeys: TranzAlpine™, Northern Explorer™ and Coastal Pacific™. 

Interislander offer members up to 50%* off on their most flexible ferry fares - free to change and 100% refundable. Get an exclusive discount on their adults-only Plus and Queen Charlotte Lounges. One return trip will save you the cost of your first year's NZMCA membership. 



Discount code: FA5239

*discount applies to all fares (excluding equestrian), including foot passenger fares. Discount is generally higher for vehicles of 7m and higher in length. 


More space, more savings!

If you are towing a trailer or Caravan or crossing with a Motorhome or 5th Wheeler, choose to travel on the roomier Kaiarahi ferry & get the following great perks:

  • Rates have dropped by $25
  • Additional half metre rate has dropped by $5

To cap it off, rates are now fully refundable* if cancelled prior to final check in time.


DOWNLOAD THE 2023-24 GROUP RATES - prices in bold reflect discounted fare- effective from 1st April 2023.


We are proud to offer our valued NZMCA members great benefits

Great member rates

NZMCA members enjoy competitive rates on Interislander and our Scenic train journeys.

Your motorhome, caravan or fifth-wheeler sails safe

Kaitaki and Kaiarahi ships are the only ferries sailing Cook Strait that feature both bow and stern doors. This means you can drive on and drive off without worrying about turning around. The access ramps are safe for your vehicles, and the flatter drawbridge means longer vehicles don’t bottom out.

Premium Lounge for less

When you’ve been living in your motorhome, campervan, RV or caravan for days, maybe even weeks, you deserve a touch of indulgence. The Interislander Premium* Lounge provides comfortable, spacious reserved seating with complimentary food and drink! (*formerly 'Plus' lounge).

Freedom to be flexible

As an NZMCA member, you have the freedom to change your sailing dates and times free of charge. Plus, if you want to stay an extra day or two on the “other side,” they're here to help! You can change your sailing time prior to 2hrs before departure.

Sail when it suits!

With three ships and up to eight crossings per day during peak periods, you can pretty much work your crossing around your driving schedule. Combined with the flexibility to change your travel times and dates at short notice, you can book ahead of time and travel when it suits you best. Each Interislander ferry has a variety of different spaces to take a seat and relax. Check out the viewing deck, personal cinemas, and wide range of food and drink in our licensed bar and café.

Earn Nautical Dollars

You could be earning Nautical Dollars every time you sail with your NZMCA Interislander discount. You can use your Nautical Dollars to pay for future discounted Interislander travel, plus, you can choose priority disembarking to beat the traffic off the ship.