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“Interislander” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Interislander Cook Strait Ferry

Interislander Cook Strait Ferry
Aotea Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-498 2110
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Ranked #21 of 189 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: Find out why 36 million New Zealanders can't be wrong. Okay, so there's a few tourists in there too. But that's how many passengers Interislander has carried over the Cook Strait since our first sailing in 1962. Cruise from Wellington to Picton in the stunning Marlborough Sounds in just over three hours on the three largest Cook Strait ferries in New Zealand. Extensive viewing decks, luxurious premium lounges and choice of cafes and bars. Plenty to keep the kids entertained - and plenty for mum and dad too. Cars, motorhomes, coaches- all vehicles are welcome, just drive on, drive off. And for the rental car providers that can't cross, just drop off your car at the rental depots based at the terminals then walk onboard - easy! Interislander's been doing this for over 50 years, so you know you are in good hands. And with eleven sailings per day, our timetable is bound to fit yours. Don't just cross the Strait, cruise it with Interislander and make your perfect holiday, perfect from the very start.
Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Interislander”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This ferry trip is a must for anyone visiting New Zealand.
The trip between the North and South islands takes you through the sounds and is just breathtakingly beautiful.
The ferry ride is the best way to see the scenery. Booking and boarding the ferry is a breeze and whilst on board you travel in real comfort.
Be sure to make your way to the seats at the front of the boat for the best views, don't forget your camera as the the scenery is to die for.

Visited February 2013
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Interislander, Wholesale Manager at Interislander Cook Strait Ferry, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Kia ora Flidds,

Thank you for your fantastic review - so great to hear from a Marlborough local!

We are very pleased to hear you found the booking process easy and the journey comfortable. Your feedback will be passed on to our team.

We hope to see you onboard again soon.

Thanks & Regards,

Lisa Ashford
Interislander
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“Very pleasant and scenic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Caught the mid afternoon ferry from Wellington to Picton with hire car.
Decided to pay the extra to use the Premium Lounge and it was well worth it. Comfortable surroundings with free drinks, food and wifi.
Three hour sailing time with time to relax and some lovely scenery.
No hassle driving on or off the ferry.
Excellent service.

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Interislander never fails to give passengers a great experience from start to finish - friendly staff-comfortable seating and a view that is amazing. We opted to upgrade to the lounge where the staff could not do enough to help. I had to change the date of my return and they were so helpful in assisting me- five stars all the way

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great trip on Interislander Cook Strait Ferry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I had a great trip to the south island and back with the Interislander Cook Strait Ferry.Drove my van on board, very easy as the crew were good at directing vehicles.Same for exiting the boat. The on board lounge,is well worth the price. Crew were great, refreshment excellent and the couches very very comfortable. View from the lounge was good, as we could see the beautiful scenery of the sounds. Will be using this company again for my next trip to the south island taking my van.

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“A very enjoyable part of our 22day trip to NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was really easily booked and paid for in England. We were offered an earlier sailing as we arrived at Picton early. We just sat at the front in the lounge and the scenery is stunning. There was a cheap bus to take us to the Wellington rail station at the other end which was perfect as we were staying in the Wellington Backpackers which is right opposite the station.

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