New Zealand roads are often impacted by weather events, roadworks and sadly, crashes. When it comes to travelling long distances to catch the ferry, it's always best to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time.
The last check-in time for your Interislander Cook Strait ferry is one hour before the departure if you are taking your vehicle onboard.
It does pay to check the Waka Kotahi Journey Planner to get the latest on roadworks, road closures and any other delays. It will also give you a good idea of travel times.
Please drive carefully.