Cook Strait Ferry Information
The two main islands of New Zealand, the North Island and South Island, are separated by sea (which is called the Cook Strait) and require a ferry trip. If you wish to hire from Auckland to Christchurch or vice versa you will require a ferry. The ferry trip takes approx. 3.5 hours and there are several sailings per day in each direction between Wellington (North Island) and Picton (South Island).
The two main ferry providers are – The Interislander
. During the peak tourist months of November to March, reservations are highly recommended. Ferry pricing is based on the length of the campervan/motorhome. Please consult our vehicle pages
for the length of the vehicle. Adults, children and infants are charged separately.
Please contact our KEA reservations team on firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone us 0800 52 00 52 to assist with your bookings.