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When travelling on foot, you will need to ensure your luggage fits within our baggage allowances. Reading our policies before arriving will help ensure you sail through check-In. If you’re travelling with a vehicle you may carry as much luggage as you wan

Luggage allowances

Carry on: One small bag and one handbag or laptop bag. 

Check-in: Two items of luggage per person.

Size limits: 23kg / 200 linear centimetres per bag.

Excess luggage: $20 per item. 

Sporting equipment: $20 per item. 

Bicycles: $20 per bike. 

We only carry personal luggage and sporting equipment. You must contact a courier service if you need to transport household goods, machinery, or transport items unattended.

We do not offer an unaccompanied vehicle service.

Check-in items

All large bags and suitcases must be checked in. This includes wheeled cabin bags and backpacks.

You may check in two bags as standard. Additional bags can be added at $20 per item (see below).

Check-in luggage limits are:

  • Two (2) bags per person

  • Maximum weight: 23 kilograms per bag

  • Maximum size 200 linear centimetres*
    linear size is calculated by adding height + length + width of the bag together.

Small musical instruments can be taken onboard as hand luggage.

Large musical instruments, weighing more than 7kg or classed as oversized, will need to be checked in.


Bulky sporting equipment that exceed our standard baggage allowance can also be booked separately:

  • Surfboards

  • Golf clubs

  • Canoes

  • Cricket bags

  • Kit bags



All of our ships have bicycle racks in the vehicle decks. Rack space is limited, so we recommend booking in advance. 

Bring a lock.


Let our check-in staff know you are connecting directly to the Coastal Pacific train in Picton and we'll transfer your bags for you.

Please ensure your luggage complies with the Coastal Pacific luggage allowance.