Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries

Service Alerts

Getting ready for your Interislander ferry trip

Check our arrivals and departures information for updates on services today. 

New passenger vehicle marshalling area at Wellington Terminal

From Monday evening, 4 December 2023, when you arrive at Wellington terminal to board your Interislander ferry, you’ll be directed to the new passenger vehicle marshalling yard. Follow the pink road markings and signs.  

You won’t be able to leave the marshalling yard until it’s time to board the ferry – this is for your safety, with construction underway in the terminal precinct. We will be looking after you while you wait, with amenities including vending machines available 24x7 with snacks and cool drinks, a motorcycle shelter, toilets and a pet exercise area.

Plan ahead - there are road works over summer - message from NZTA

You may be on holiday, but we’re not—we're working to ensure you have safer, smoother journeys

  • Our crews are out across the country making improvements on the roads, with our biggest roadworks programme to date. Expect delays and plan ahead.
  • Plan ahead before you get on the road. For up-to-date travel information and journey times visit our website
  • We want you to get to your friends and whānau safely. When you’re out on the roads this summer, make safe choices to protect yourself and others. Drive to the speed limit, don’t drink and drive, make sure you’re rested, and plan ahead.
  • Road workers are out in all weather and do their best to keep everyone moving. Please be tolerant and respectful of all crew members and follow any instructions on site. They are helping keep you safe.

Road works impacting your journey between Nelson and Picton

Please be aware that there are road works between Whangamoa and Rai Valley from 31 October to mid-December. There are speed restrictions and stop/go will be operating during the week. Allow an extra half an hour to get to your Interislander ferry check in.