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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.

Bluebridge Family Discount

Now even better value for your family!

The next time you take a family trip with us, you'll get even better value every day with our new family fare. It's available all year-round, for any fare type and for one-way or return trips. You'll automatically get the discount off your whole booking when it includes at least one adult or senior, one infant or child, and any vehicle (excluding motorbikes). Maximum of 8 people per booking. 

 

Family hangout in private cabin on Bluebridge

Book a private family cabin

For supreme comfort during your Cook Strait ferry crossing, upgrade to a private cabin with en-suite to rest, store your belongings and have a hot shower. There's plenty of room for the entire family to spread out. We have a range of cabin sizes, from single to five berth family options. Book your cabin online or call 0800 844 844 to add one to your existing booking.

Family Fare Terms and Conditions

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You’ll automatically get a family fare discount on the fare type you choose [Saver (non-refundable), Super (50% refundable) or Flexi Sail (100% refundable)] if your booking includes at least one adult or senior, one infant or child, and any vehicle (excluding motorbikes). The discount will be applied to a maximum of one primary vehicle per booking (car, ute, van, 4x4 or campervan/motorhome) and a vehicle towed by the primary vehicle e.g. boat or trailer. The conditions of the fare type you choose will apply. You can change your booking subject to availability) provided the change is requested 24 hours before check-in. If notification is not received 24 hours before check-in the fare will not be transferred. Transferred fares must be used within 12 months of the original travel date. Where the same price fare is unavailable an upgrade payment will be required.

 

You’ll be required to leave your vehicle and remain within the passenger areas throughout the duration of the sailing. Please be aware all vehicle decks are locked at time of departure and you’ll not be able to access your vehicle until the ship has arrived at its destination.

 

All gang patches and insignia must be removed before check-in. Failure to comply will result in refusal of travel. Please note that groups of travellers affiliated to an organisation and wearing a patch or insignia may also be asked to remove this before or during travel.

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