Water activity

Wellington and Picton: Interislander Ferry

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Interislander
Water activity

Wellington and Picton: Interislander Ferry

Activity provider: Interislander

From US$ 47.39 per person

Transfer between the north and south islands of New Zealand on one of the world’s most beautiful ferry rides. A 3.5-hour crossing with a range of entertainment options and multiple sailings per day.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Enjoy the incredible Kiwi hospitality on board
  • Sit back and relax at a selection of cafes, bars and passenger lounges
  • Choose to watch a movie on board while you sail
  • Experience the stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds from multiple viewing decks
Full description

Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most spectacular ferry crossings in the world, between the north and south islands of New Zealand. With 92 kilometers of breathtaking views, the 3.5-hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist activities.   There are 3 different ships in operation every day, so you’ll always have a wide choice of travel times.   Once on board, enjoy a range of activities. Stroll on the decks, enjoy a meal and a drink, or catch one of the latest movie releases. You can also simply relax and take in the breathtaking view. Keep your children busy with a play area, nursery, cartoons and video games. Plus, there’s plenty of seating for families.

  • 1-way ferry ticket
  • Access to viewing decks
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Movie tickets (available for purchase)
  • Vehicle crossing

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Important information

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  • This voucher is only valid for people and does not include additional fees such as when crossing with a vehicle
  • Carry-on baggage allowance: one small bag and one handbag/laptop bag
  • Check-in baggage allowance: two items of baggage (23 kilograms/200 centimeters per bag) per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

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March 23, 2023

The service was cancelled resulting in a six hour extra stay in Picton and then an 11pm arrival at Chistchurch.

March 14, 2023

January 2, 2023

Product ID: 176055