New Zealand Ferries


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You can use AFerry to book ferries from Wellington on the North Island of New Zealand to Picton, on the South Island. Using AFerry will always get a great deal on your ferry to New Zealand. See below for timetables and the latest special offers.
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How to book your New Zealand ferry

Booking New Zealand ferry couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top of the page.

More About New Zealand

New Zealand is comprised of two main islands - the North and South islands, as well as other smaller islands. New Zealand is in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, 900 miles east of Australia.

New Zealand was inhabited by humans relatively late on in comparison to other countries. Because of this, it has been able to develop a high biodiversity of animal and plant life.

New Zealand is home to many adventure activities, including water sports, bungy jumping, skydiving and snorkelling to name a few.

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is also a great place for keen anglers to try their hand at saltwater fishing. Fly fishing, salmon and trout fishing are popular with tourists from all over the world.

New Zealand Travel Guide

New Zealand is a small country located to the East of Australia

Despite being a relatively young country, New Zealand has a rich and fascinating histroy, coming from both Maori and European heritage. A visit to any New Zealand city shows what a culturally diverse and fascinating place the country has become.

Traveling in New Zealand

New Zealand is made up of two main islands, and the best way to get from one to the other is by ferry. Interislander Ferries provides this service and they can be booked through AFerry. Travel within the islands is just as easy, with rental cars and motorcycles, bus transport, motorhome hire, train transport, limousine hire and more. Air charters are also available.

Things to see in New Zealand

New Zealand has a wide range of tourist attractions and activities, across the whole country. If you are looking for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure or a quiet game of golf, there is an activity for all tastes in New Zealand.

The long list of things to visit and do in New Zealand includes bungy jumping, glacial hiking, horse trekking, health and beauty spas, fishing and much more. offers the best way to find the cheapest ferry routes around New Zealand with its easy to use booking form. Begin your holiday on a ferry and start relaxing straight away!


  • 12 Apr 2019
    Wellington to Picton
    • Great trip! Superb scenery.

      Review by Anon

  • 04 Mar 2019
    Much what one would expect of a ferry.
    • Loading and unloading seemed a bit laborious, but it did seem pretty much 'full'. There were more people than seats, at least it seemed that way. Breakfast was a long queue with a bit af a struggle to get a table to eat it. Journey was great, arrived on time.

      Review by ROGER BAYLISS

  • 08 Feb 2019
    • While everything was efficiently dealt with and on time, there are a lack of facilities- not enough seating or toilets.

      Review by Anon

  • 18 Apr 2018
    An excellent way to travel between Wellington and Picton
    • A very relaxed journey which great facilities on board

      Review by Anon

  • 02 May 2017
    Good Service
    • Friendly staff - good service

      Review by Anon

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New Zealand Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to New Zealand? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to New Zealand?

Ferries to New Zealand are operated by Bluebridge and Stewart Island Ferry Services.

Where can I get a ferry to in New Zealand?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Bluff, Oban, Picton and Wellington.

How long is the ferry to New Zealand?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to New Zealand is Bluff - Oban with Stewart Island Ferry Services and takes 1 hrs, while the longest crossing is Picton - Wellington with Bluebridge and can take up to 3 hrs 30 min.