4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

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  • Location:Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Best InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

InterIslander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. Cruise across in 3-hours whilst traveling in comfort and style as you savor one of the world's most scenic ferry journeys.The InterIslander is an experience not be missed.

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Best InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton

An edition of the US magazine Wine Spectator, described the InterIslander trip as 'one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world' and the scenery was described as 'jaw droppingly stunning!.

At one end is the beautiful harbor of New Zealand's capital city Wellington (North Island). The cruise across Wellington Harbor offers a unique view of this exciting city. Nestled between surrounding hills and the glistening harbor; Wellington is a vibrant city which has retained the charm of its early colonial heritage. Wellington is alive with some of New Zealand's finest restaurants, shopping and theatre - including the spectacular Te Papa Museum of New Zealand.

Out of Wellington is the journey across Cook Strait which itself has a dramatic beauty all of its own. Both islands can be viewed, including the magnificent Kaikoura Ranges and there is often the chance to see wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, seals, whales and orca.

Picton; at the other end of the crossing is reached after cruising through the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds. The sparkling clear waters and lush forests of the Sounds is a breathtaking introduction to the South Island.

Note: This InterIslander option does not allow travel with your vehicle.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Enjoyed the crossing and will recommend it to family and friends

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent, all went as planned

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent trip. Very east process of check in.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Excellent views from the ship, checking in and luggage simple and efficient.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A bit of a scrum at check in but a fine ship and we were blessed with fine weather. It was very windy but you would not know it if you did not venture on deck. Having cruised many a time this wii
take your breath away for scenic views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

EASY check-in (especially appreciated by 2 foreigners traveling in NZ for the first time), spectacular views, on time, easy disembarkment at Picton with luggage ready for pick-up. We'd recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic service and trip, really enjoyable even though the weather was not too good. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Good trip...tour made the traveling easy with no worrying about tickets or seats. Highly recommend Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The ferry itself was absolutely stunning. We got lucky and the weather was great, so the water was very calm. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much they had to do on the ferry. They showed a movie, had a bar, coffee house, etc. We ended up sitting in the lookout spot for most of the trip though since the weather was so nice, so we were really able to enjoy the stunning views. Would highly recommend!

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