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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

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USD 42.11
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    What to Expect
    Board the InterIslander ferry in the picturesque port town of Picton, and relax during the 3-hour cruise across Cook Strait on what promises to be one of the most scenic ferry journeys. You’ll travel through the tranquil, shimmering waters of Queen Charlotte Sound, nestled amid lush forest in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.

    Leave the South Island behind during daily ferry service to the North Island, where you’ll arrive in port at Wellington Harbour. As New Zealand's capital comes into view, enjoy a unique panorama of the hills surrounding the lively city marked by its Maori and colonial heritage. Disembark in Wellington to enjoy some of New Zealand's finest restaurants, shopping, theater and attractions, including the renowned Te Papa Museum.

    Note: The InterIslander ferry opyion does not allow travel with your vehicle.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Auckland St, Picton 7281, New Zealand
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Wellington Interislander Ferry Terminal, Wellington Ferry Terminal 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • One way InterIslander ferry trip from Picton to Wellington
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Apart from designated areas, smoking is not permitted inside the ship.
    • The InterIslander fleet has 3 vessels: The Kaitaki (carrying up to 1600 passengers), The Aratere (carrying up to 350 passengers) and the Kaiarahi (carrying up to 550 passengers).
    • From Picton, some InterIslander ferry sailing's connect with the Coastal Pacific train service to Kaikoura and Christchurch.
    • The InterIslander ferry sailing timetable is subject to change, without notice.
    • Cafes and a food court
    • Fast-food takeaway bar
    • Shop for travel needs, souvenirs, magazines and confectionery
    • Movie theater
    • Video games parlor
    • Lounge and tavern bar
    • Observation deck
    • Children's play area and nursery
    • Private work desks
    • Please note, during off-peak sailing's, some facilities are only open for a limited time
    • Surcharge applies to additional services including extra luggage, large sporting equipment, traveling with pets. The option of carrying additional bicycles and sporting gear (for example, canoes or surfboards), is an additional cost of $15 per item. If you are traveling with dogs, kennels are provided at a cost of $15, ensuring your pet's comfort and safety, and your peace of mind. There are a limited number of kennels available.
    • The luggage allowance is two (2) items of baggage per person. Additional baggage items may be carried, subject to availability and on the payment of an additional charge. Larger baggage, including backpacks, must be checked in at the Picton terminal. Baggage can then be collected from the carousels at the port of arrival. InterIslander will not accept individual baggage items which exceed either 32 kilograms in weight, or 200 linear centimeters (height and length and width) in dimension. For safety reasons, there are no exceptions to the weight restriction. However, the restriction in dimension is relaxed for sporting equipment.
    • Infants aged 1 year and under travel free of charge.
    • Children aged 2 to 14 years inclusive qualify for the child rate.
    • Youths aged 18 years and under are not permitted to travel in Plus Lounge.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had a great time on the inter island. Staff were friendly and helpful Loved every moment will be back soon.
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    Had spent a long weekend in Picton at the 'Edwin Fox' Descendant's Muster Reunion...make sure to visit the 'Edwin Fox' museum can guarantee you will not be disappointed.... after which we took the mid morning crossing of the Cook Strait back to Wellington on a glorious sunny day
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    Response from Lisa_GJNZ, Online Crew at InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
    Responded 1 week ago
    Kia ora Yvonne J, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great journey on Interislander and enjoyed our onboard services. Our crew work hard to make sure everyone is looked after so I know they will appreciate your comments. And we agree, the Edwin Fox Museum is a must do in Picton! Many thanks and we hope to see you onboard again in the future. Cheers, Lisa - GJNZ Tourism Team
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    Whether you are here from another country as a traveller or a local you have to try Interislander as a travel option... From the majestic scenery to the ample leg room & friendly staff it's a wonderful experience! I've decided to make it a once a year excursion 😊👍
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    Unbelievable clock work planning and organising with such precision. We were on board before we knew it. We sat up the front where it was comfortable and good view.
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    Response from Kirsten_GJNZ, Online Crew at InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
    Responded 6 days ago
    Kia Ora LouiseM941 Thanks for your fabulous feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your sailing with us. Our crew and terminal teams are really the best and work hard to provide a seamless boarding process for our customers. We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon! All the best, Kirsten | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
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    Everything was nice and smooth,the loading process with the car was fast and organized ,we really appreciate their service.
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    Response from Kirsten_GJNZ, Online Crew at InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
    Responded 6 days ago
    Kia Ora ginetam2002, Thanks for your fabulous feedback! We are really pleased that you found everything easy and organised when cruising on your recent Interislander journey. We hope you enjoyed your onward travels equally and that you'll join us again soon. Best Wishes, Kirsten | The Great Journeys of New Zealand
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