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Bluebridge Ferry

Price from £36 per person

Cross Cook Strait on a Bluebridge ferry and enjoy some real Kiwi hospitality.
We carry passengers and vehicles between downtown Wellington and Picton up to 4 times daily.
On-board you'll find a full cafe-style menu, premium L'affare coffee and award-winning Marlborough wines.
And if you can take your eyes off the views, kick back with free WiFi, free movies and play areas for the children. The Bluebridge journey takes just over three hours. What are you waiting for?

We welcome campervans and motorhomes and specifically cater for larger vehicles by offering plenty of space to turn around and park. You’ll be expected to drive your vehicle safely onboard, although our friendly staff members are always close-by if you need a hand!

From the dynamic, hilly cityscape of Wellington Harbour out through the rugged rocks and steep cliffs above the Wellington Heads – this is a journey of spectacular contrasts.
On a clear day you can see the outline of the South Island as you depart Wellington. As you sail the short stretch of open water between Wellington Heads and Tory Channel, look out for dolphins, whales and other wildlife that often keep our ferries company.
The route through Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds looks good from every angle. Rolling hills, lushly covered with native New Zealand bush to the water’s edge, are dotted with the occasional remote holiday home (known in the South Island as a ‘crib’ and in the North as a ‘bach’), with water access only.
As you cruise Queen Charlotte Sound towards the pretty town of Picton, you'll experience an area world-famous for its beautiful beaches, bush walks and great climate.

Wellington to Picton

Depart Wellngton 02.30am Arrive Picton 06.00am Not Saturdays
Depart Wellington 08.00am Arrive Picton 11.30am  
Depart Wellington 01.30pm Arrive Picton 05.00pm  
Depart Wellington 08.45pm Arrive Picton 12.15am Not Saturdays

Picton to Wellington

Depart Picton 08.00am Arrive Wellington 11.30am Not Saturdays
Depart Picton 02.00pm Arrive Wellington 05.30pm  
Depart Picton 07.00pm Arrive Wellington 10.30pm