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Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries


Serving up good food, a chilled drink, relaxing recliners and a rooftop view of the incredible sights you are looking for.

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Areas on Kaiarahi 

With a choice of comfortable seating, and an abundance of food and beverage options available, your Cook Strait crossing on Kaiarahi is guaranteed to impress. 

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Ocean View Eatery

With delicious foods for the entire family, comfortable seats, and a spacious relaxing environment, the Oceans View Eatery is a great place to settle down and enjoy the entire journey! 

Find out what's cooking by viewing our new food menu.

Island Bar

With delicious local craft beer and wines on offer, the Island Bar is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the crossing.

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Premium Lounge

Settle in for the journey in Kaiarahi's Premium Lounge.  You'll enjoy a complimentary meal, including a range of local wines and beer, in a comfortable child-free environment.

Premium Lounge is restricted to passengers 18 years and over.


Viewing Areas

Head to Deck 8 for outdoor viewing and, if you want a place to sit while you soak in the views, you'll find it on Deck 7.

If you prefer to sit inside, the Lookout Lounge let's you watch the world float by from the comfort of recliner seating.

Other facilities

Here are some of the other facilities available on Kaiarahi to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible

Sky TV

You'll find Sky TV playing live sport and top TV shows in the Island Bar on Deck 7. So don't worry about missing the big game. Just grab a seat and a beer and settle down for the journey.


You'll find a range of Interislander souvenirs and travel essentials in our onboard shop on Deck 7.

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Children's Play Zone

Relax while the kids entertain themselves in a safe and fun way.  An area designed especially for our smallest passengers with chidren's programmes playing on television.

Children's Entertainers

If you're travelling during the New Zealand school holidays you may find a magician, balloon artist or face painter onboard to give the kids an even more memorable experience.

Free Activity Books

Pick up a free activity book from the onboard shop.  It's packed full of activities and puzzles to kedp the kids entertained.


Nurseries are available for those travelling with little ones. They are located alongside Play Zone on Deck 8.

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Stay connected onboard with our free Wi-Fi. We have upgraded our WiFi especially for this busy summer season. You will now get good coverage across Te Moana o Raukawakawa / Cook Strait.

You can use up to 500MB which is enough to check your emails, read the latest news and post on social media. If you want to watch a movie or your favourite TV show, download it before you come onboard.

You can even access it in the terminals. You will need to set up an account the first time you use it.

Due to current limited elevator accessibility to board this ship, we strongly advise passengers that require wheelchair access travel on Aratere or Kaitaki. Please call us on 0800 802 802 if you require further information.

Kaiarahi has a lift to take you from the car decks to the passenger area. There are hand rails and ramps onboard. There are accessible toilets - ask our crew for directions.

Find out more about accessibility onboard our ferries