Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries

Premium Lounge

Relax into the journey in our Premium Lounge.

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The Premium Lounge is Interislander’s private room reserved for passengers 18 years and over.  

Travelling in the Premium Lounge is the most comfortable and luxurious way to cross Te Moana o Raukawakawa Cook Strait.  

Your ticket to the Premium Lounge includes spacious and comfortable seating, a complimentary buffet meal accompanied by your choice of regional New Zealand wine or craft beer.  Our attentive Premium Lounge hosts will make sure you feel right at home during the journey.

Enjoy a quiet, child-free environment when you upgrade to Premium Lounge.

How to Book

Premium Lounge entry can be added to any Kaitaki, Kaiarahi, or Aratere booking. Even if you have booked one of our Super Saver fares, you can still add on a Premium Lounge experience to your booking. Simply add it from the extra list in our online booking system or ask your agent to add it for you.

“The premium Lounge was true value for money. The seating was comfortable, the staff was very nice and helpful, the food on offer was truly well presented & tasty.”


$86 per person

The Premium Lounge is restricted to passengers 18 years and over. To reserve your place, simply add it to your booking.

Experience more for less

Premium Lounge discounts are included in our Nautical Miles loyalty programme and our New Zealand Motor Caravan Association member benefit, allowing members to relax and reinvigorate before getting back on the road.

Nautical Miles Members: If you want to use your free passes please make the booking via the website and then  call or email our friendly customer support team through the contact details located on the back of your membership card, and they will be able to assist with adding Premium Lounge access to your travel. Please make sure you have your membership number and booking reference handy for the team and show your complimentary Premium Lounge voucher with your Nautical Miles membership card to our terminal staff at check-in to redeem.