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Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 6188
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Initially great reception but loading problems

Booked the overnight ferry ( glad we did as advisable). Yes we were there early but didn’t want to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
squinth
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Hull East Yorks
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Please go with Interislander

We took a ferry from Picton to Wellington in January. Our observations: > only one counter opened... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fibelman
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Prague, Czech Republic
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“blue bridge” (17 reviews)
“wake up call” (9 reviews)
“south island” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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50 Waterloo Quay | Wellington Terminal, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-471 6188
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked the overnight ferry ( glad we did as advisable). Yes we were there early but didn’t want to drive in the dark. Very nice lady at check in who gave us all the information we needed to know. Parked in the loading lane and...More

Thank squinth
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a ferry from Picton to Wellington in January. Our observations: > only one counter opened at check-in caused extensive waiting time and need to switch lanes with the car > small boat, meaning only one bar with huge queue > room for movie...More

Thank Fibelman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just starting my visit to Wellington, I walked into the Bluebridge terminal to inquire about availability in a few days ... the very young women replied there were some open spots but not many, and that she was surprised to have even those available ......More

Thank daleuark74
Reviewed 6 days ago

Picton to Wellington . Have bikes, large back packs and a large desk top. Phone customer service to inquire about their over-sized parcel dimensions. No problem. sounds like a surf board size (it was much wider) so $10. Could safely leave all this with staff...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a North and South Island tour, with hire car so needed this service. I do not do well on the sea, so i was so stoked that on both instances (23rd Dec late as and 5th Jan early as return) that the...More

Thank majawaan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just taken the ferry to Picton from Wellington. They were efficient at checkin, boarded promptly & we were off. The options for brekkie on the 8am sailing are great & are large portions. We had the breakfast panini & it didn’t disappoint! Crew...More

Thank AandBnewadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

The journey from Wellington to Picton across the strait between the north and south islands may be slower than flying but it is very much more enjoyable, taking about 4 hours. We had an almost flat calm and sunny day, surely the best conditions to...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The check in is easy and loading efficient and well practicised. Staff are good, friendly and mostly fairly young. Food selection is good, wholesome and good value. Sometimes seating to cater for everyone can be tight, especially when some ignorant people insist on lying down...More

Thank Bernard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We departed and left on time. The crossing was smooth, seating was comfy and plentiful and the option to spend a bit if time outside was nice. If you are considering booking a cabin/suite for the journey, I would recommend waiting untill you board the...More

Thank relax-eat-swim360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it was late departing by an hour but once we were on the staff were great. From directing parking with a smile to restaurant staff to hosts, everyone was lovely, and we set off pretty quickly once aboard. The ferry ride was smooth and...More

Thank Leonie B
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Vienna S
7 October 2017|
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Response from Julie M | Reviewed this property |
It is advisable to check the company website as prices vary according to the season, holiday time and special offers. We prefer this option for crossing Cook Strait. Happy travelling!
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Manjula T
26 March 2017|
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Response from BluebridgeNZ | Property representative |
Hi Manjula, thank you for your message. Unfortunatly we are not able to hold onto luggage overnight, however there is a backpackers directly across the road from the terminal called Waterloo Hotel and Backpackers which does... More
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patricious
10 October 2016|
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Response from BluebridgeNZ | Property representative |
Our bus will pick you up from the ship when it arrives and then take you back to the passenger terminal to collect your luggage, from there you hop back on our bus and this will take you to the I-site where the Intercity bus... More
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