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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

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Friendly staff. Food choices could include more healthy options. Scottish bap good though! You get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ThomsoG
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Awesome Experience

It is always awesome to cross the ditch especially in a good sunny day. I like the ferry but i... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
milllsgordonn
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry sails several times a day between New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The Bluebridge experience offers warm, friendly ‘Kiwi’ hospitality amidst stunning New Zealand scenery.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-471 6188
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The communication we had with Bluebridge is excellent. They kept us informed about any time changes or cancellations. Can’t praise them enough

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BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with Bluebridge! We look forward to welcoming you on board next time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was very expensive for just a ferry. Also, we were supposed to have a night cruise at 9pm so we would not miss any precious day time that we wanted to use for our travels, but it was cancelled because of bad weather conditions....More

Thank Laura B
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Laura, Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the disruption to your holiday. Unfortunately with the gale force storm that picked up on Friday we were unable to sail that day, hence the rescheduling of your sailing and delayed sailing time on the Saturday...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Food choices could include more healthy options. Scottish bap good though! You get some good pics too, including that of other ferries.

1  Thank ThomsoG
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi ThomsoG, Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your trip on Bluebridge. Yes there's definitely some spectacular views to take photos of along the way!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always awesome to cross the ditch especially in a good sunny day. I like the ferry but i prefer Interislander a little more than this one. But overall awesome experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my car on the Bluebridge from Picton to Wellington. Originally was booked on the 7pm sailing but my journey meant that I turned up in Picton earlier than expected and thankfully was able to get on the 2pm sailing and not wait around.

Thank timmayyyynz
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to feedback - Glad we could help by getting you on a earlier sailing! Look forward to welcoming you back on board next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to get our car across the strait and used Bluebridge for the first time. Very easy, professional and organised. Great amenities onboard with good options for food and drink. Very pleased that they have kept prices reasonable considering there is no competition onboard....More

Thank Kyle M
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kyle, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad to hear you had a great experience on board Bluebridge! We look forward to welcoming you back on board next time you cross Cook Strait!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early and were carefully placed by the lift so my wife could get easy access. Up into the main deck and time for dinner. Yummy nachos and wedges. Highly recommend. Trip took a little longer than expected due to large numbers of freight...More

Thank 1960WarrenW
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to feedback and glad you enjoyed your journey on Bluebridge! We look forward to welcoming you back on board next time you cross Cook Strait!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brisbane, Australia - booked in an 8am ferry from Wellington to Picton in September 2018. The weather was terrible so our ferry was cancelled the day before; and Bluebridge informed us by phone (missed call and message), and also emailed us. Following on from that,...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Long gone are the days of the Lynx, Aratika Arahura and Aratere. Very smooth ride, assistance with families with small children is exceptional. Also the cabins are well priced and worth it - quiet peaceful and the blackout curtains made such a difference baby slept...More

Thank ShazTKmo
BluebridgeNZ, Digital Marketing Executive at Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Shaz, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and so glad to hear you've found our on board amenities great! You can actually pre-book a cabin next time you book your sailings if this is something you would like to do. Online you can...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I think back to my youth on the Cook Strait ferries in the Arahura, Aratika NZR days back in the 70's and they were great but the Bluebridge experience was a whole new level. I think the staff really make it, I was really surprised...More

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17 October 2018|
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Response from BluebridgeNZ | Property representative |
Hi, best to prebook to make sure you have space reserved. All our tickets are date changeable so if you need to change your sailing date this won't be a problem. Enjoy!
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Response from rentaquote | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I would just take a bus. Routes 1, 3, 7, 14 and 52 all go along Willis Street. Fare is $2.50. Last weekday departure is at 2325 on route 3. Buses go from stop B at the railway station interchange (close to the... More
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