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Types of vehicles

Our vehicle decks are rather large so height restrictions aren't really an issue with any of the vehicle types below. We ask that you simply provide us with the correct length information so we can allow sufficient space.

If your vehicle type is not listed below please contact our customer services team for a quote.

0800 844 844

Car

Less than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, hatch-back, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, classic car, 4x4.

Car - longer than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, limousine, classic car, 4x4.

Ute

Less than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following: flat deck, extended cab and double cab utility vehicles, 4x4.

Longer than 5.5m Covers, but is not limited to the following: flat deck, extended cab and double cab utility vehicles, 4x4.

Van

Less than 5.5m

Covers, but is not limited to the following: both semi-bonnet/front-wheels forward and forward control/cab forward vans.

Longer than 5.5mCovers, but is not limited to the following: both semi-bonnet/front-wheels forward and forward control/cab forward vans, long wheel base.

Campervan

Select this category if you are travelling in a campervan or a van which has been converted to include sleeping accommodation. Campervans are generally no larger than a standard van and sometimes contain limited toilet or kitchen facilities.

Motorhome

Includes house buses, motorhomes shaped like a bus or motorhomes built on a "cutaway van" chassis. This category of vehicle typically has a double or queen bed in the rear or above the drivers cab, living area behind the driver's seat, and a toilet and kitchen area in the middle.

5th Wheeler

Includes travel trailers that can only be towed by a truck/ute, as the trailer sits on a hitch in the truck bed. Please enter the total length of your ute +travel trailer as it measures when it is hitched.

Motorbike

Covers motorcycles with 2 wheels and mopeds. Please note, we class power-assisted pedal cycles as bicycles which can be added as an extra later on in the booking process.

Trike or sidecar

Covers motorbikes with one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear and motorbikes with two wheels at the front and one wheel at the rear. This category also covers motorbikes with sidecars i.e. a car, box or other receptacle attached to the side of a motorcycle which is supported by a wheel.

Light truck

Covers trucks less than 2 tonnes in weight and up to 6 metres in length. For trucks exceeding these limits please contact our freight team on 0800 162 322.

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Types of towing

Our vehicle decks are rather large so height restrictions aren't really an issue with any of the vehicle types below. We ask that you simply provide us with the correct length information so we can allow sufficient space.

Please note if you are travelling with livestock you will need to book via our freight office by calling 0800 162 322 or emailing freight@strait.co.nz

Towed Car

Covers, but is not limited to the following vehicle types: sedan, hatch-back, coupe, sports car/convertible, people-mover, station wagon, SUV or an off-roader, classic car, 4x4.

Caravan

A vehicle equipped for living in, typically towed by a car.

Trailer

A trailer connected to any vehicle including a motorbike. Trailers under 2m in length are charged as 2m.

Boat

A trailer designed to launch, retrieve and carry boats.

Afterpay Available Now!

Book online now. Pay later with Afterpay.

You can now book your next Bluebridge ferry trip online and spread the cost instead of having to pay it all upfront in one go. You pay the first 25% when you book then pay the rest off in three interest-free payments, every two weeks. You'll pay nothing extra if you pay Afterpay on time. It's another way we're giving you better value fares every day.

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What is Afterpay?

Afterpay is available for online bookings up to $2,000. Make your booking online as usual and select Afterpay from the available payment options. No split payments. You'll be directed to Afterpay's website.

If you're using Afterpay for the first time, you'll need to set up an account and provide your payment details. It's free to join and takes less than two minutes.

If you've used Afterpay before, you can simply login and pay for your booking.

Afterpay's terms and conditions apply

What do I need to use Afterpay?

  1. Live in New Zealand. We'll ask you for your New Zealand street address when you book. This is required by Afterpay. We won't keep it, we'll send it to Afterpay.
  2. Be over 18 years old.
  3. Have a New Zealand debit or credit card.
  4. Have a valid and verifiable email address and mobile number.

Frequently asked questions

Afterpay isn't a service provided by Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. It's a facility offer by Afterpay New Zealand. So if you have any queries go here for the FAQs on Afterpay's website or contact their customer service team.

How does Afterpay compare to Humm and Cruiseypay?

Afterpay Humm Cruiseypay
No minimum spend $100 minimum spend $100 minimum spend
No establishment or monthly account fee $20 establishment fee 
$2.50 monthly account fee
$5 admin fee
Four equal interest-free payments, every two weeks Five equal interest-free payments, every two weeks  
You don't have to book weeks in advance   You have to book six weeks in advance
You can sail straight after booking   You can't sail until your final payment has been received
Super easy to use. Access to a market-leading shopping directory and free mobile app    

 

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