Interislander - Cook Strait Ferries

Why partner with Interislander?

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It is more than just a ferry trip from A to B

Catching the ferry across Te Moana o Raukawakawa Cook Strait between Wellington and Waitohi Picton is one of the "must do" experiences when visiting or travelling around New Zealand.

In fact, an Interislander ferry trip is one of the first travel memories for many New Zealanders.

The journey includes:

  • Wellington Harbour. Get the best views of New Zealand's small but perfectly formed capital city as you cruise through the heads and into Wellington harbour. From the houses clinging to the sides of the hills, Te Papa (our national museum) and the "high rise" buildings marking the CBD as Wellingtonians like to say "you can't beat Wellington on a good day!"

  • Te Moana o Raukawakawa Cook Strait: This 22 km stretch of water has a reputation for some wild weather at times but the majority of our sailings provide spectacular views of the North and South Islands. If you are lucky you may spot dolphins, gannets, and even whales!

  • Marlborough Sounds: On the Interislander ferry coming from Wellington you enter the Sounds through Tory Channel and glide through Queen Charlotte Sound passed remnants of old whaling stations, remote working sheep farms, and hills covered in native bush to land in Waitohi Picton, a quintessential New Zealand town.

See Kaitaki, Kaiarahi and Aratere sailing in Queen Charlotte Sound near Picton

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