Board the InterIslander ferry for a 3-hour cruise across Cook Strait, which links New Zealand’s capital city in the North Island to a charming enclave in the South Island. The Wellington-to-Picton ferry offers daily service one way, with jaw-dropping views along one of the world’s most scenic waterways.
Take advantage of InterIslander daily ferry service from Picton to Wellington. Swap New Zealand’s South Island for the North Island, crossing Cook Strait to the capital city. The Picton-to-Wellington ferry departs one way, gliding over the serene waters of Queen Charlotte Sound on a 3-hour cruise that offers stunning views of both islands — the perfect entry to the colonial port city.
Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third largest island and it’s an idyllic spot for a day trip from Bluff. Maximise your time with this great-value return ferry to Stewart Island from Bluff and sail across the scenic Foveaux Strait on a 1-hour catamaran cruise.
Book a one-way ferry from Stewart Island (Rakiura) to Bluff, and travel across the Foveaux Strait by catamaran. The approximate 1-hour journey takes you back to the seaport town of Bluff, considered the southernmost town in New Zealand’s South Island, after your visit to Stewart Island. Hear live commentary on board and look around for marine life while you sip complimentary coffee or tea.
Pre-book your tickets on a comfortable catamaran ferry from Bluff to Stewart island, and enjoy a worry-free trip across the Foveaux Strait. This 1-hour ferry ride from Bluff to Stewart Island is wheelchair accessible, and coffee and tea are available onboard. The Stewart Island ferry operates year-round, with multiple departures available each day.
Its a mini tour of the harbour as we cross from one side to the other.
The scenery is stunning, there are many birds to see on the way.
The skipper gives a commentary about the history and volcanic nature of the area, as well as the other interesting aspects we see on the way.