Bluebridge sails between the heart of downtown Wellington and the Sounds 50 times a week. We carry passengers and vehicles with a range of fares to suit your budget. Family Parks Travel Rewards cardholders are entitled to 10% off any of our fares.*
This iconic, must-do journey across the Cook Strait takes about 3.5 hours. You’ll experience some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery. Keep an eye out for bird and sea life during your trip. You may even see dolphins swimming at the bow of our ships.
Our Wellington terminal is conveniently located in the central city, close to a range of accommodation and tourist hotspots. Our Picton terminal is near the town centre with a free shuttle bus offering drop-offs and pick-ups at a range of locations around town including the local i-SITE.
We’ve been keeping shiploads of travellers happy since 1995 with our warm Kiwi hospitality. So next time you’re travelling between the North and South Island, jump on one of our Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries and enjoy free movies and WiFi, free kids activity packs, private ensuited cabins, and fresh local fare. Find out for yourself why we’re New Zealand’s favourite way to sail the Strait (Colmar Brunton 2017).
Use promo code FAMILYPARK when you book at bluebridge.co.nz or call 0800 844 844. Show our team your Family Parks Travel Rewards card when you check-in.
*Terms and conditions:
At least one passenger per vehicle must present their Family Parks Travel Rewards card upon check-in to be eligible for this discount, failure to do so will result in a fare difference being required to be paid prior to boarding. If travelling on board by foot at least one member in your group (max 5 people) must present their card at check-in, failure to do so will result in a fare difference being required to be paid prior to boarding. This discount is not valid when other special offers or commissions apply to the booking. Bookings must be made direct with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry either via www.bluebridge.co.nz or their call centre. Bookings are subject to all other standard Bluebridge fare terms and conditions.
Wellington Terminal: 50 Waterloo Quay, Wellington (opposite the Railway Station)
Picton Terminal: 1 Lagoon Road, Picton