Interislander is a ferry service that operates in New Zealand. It connects the North and South Islands of New Zealand by crossing the Cook Strait. The journey from Wellington to Picton covers a distance of 92 km and takes about three hours. This ferry ride is one of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand and is considered one of the most scenic cruises around the world.
Interislander has three ships named Arahura, Aratere, and Kaitaki. These ships are designed to accommodate both passengers and their vehicles. They offer a comfortable, safe, and affordable journey across the Cook Strait. Besides, Interislander provides a range of onboard services to make your journey more enjoyable. With up to 11 sailings per day, passengers can choose the most convenient travel time as per their schedule. Your trip on the Interislander ferry will be an unforgettable experience.
Interislander takes pride in providing a unique travel experience, where the journey itself becomes a destination.
Wellington to Picton Timetable
Departure time / Ship / Notes
2:00 am Kaiarahi This does not sail on a Monday
6:15 am Aratere This does not sail on a Monday
8:45 am Kaitaki
1:00 pm Kaiarahi
3:45 pm Aratere
8:30 pm Kaitaki This does not sail on a Saturday