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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.

Win an epic weekend in Hanmer Springs

To celebrate Father's Day we're teaming up with Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Hanmer Springs Hotel to give away a great weekend in Hanmer Springs.

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Be in to Win!

To enter, just head to our Facebook or Instagram competition post and follow the instructions below: 

1️⃣ FOLLOW both @bluebridgeferry and @hanmerspringshotel
2️⃣ TAG a deserving Dad in the comments below you’d take along for a great weekend in Hanmer Springs.
3️⃣ Share our post. 🙂

Prize includes a return trip for two adults and two kids, and a car on a Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, two night's accommodation, subject to availability in the unique 4-stars Hanmer Springs Hotel, and a fun day at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, where you can choose between an entry for two adults and three children, plus two pizzas, or pools entry for two adults with a private pool.

Competition closes on 5 September 2021 11:59pm. Winner will be announced by 5pm on 6 September 2021. 

Go on, and be ready for a beautiful and relaxing trip to Hanmer Springs.

Terms and Conditions

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  1. The prize draw runs from 28 August to 11:59pm 5 September 2021 NZST.
  2. All bookings, travel, and activities related to the prize are to be valid only when New Zealand is back in Alert Level 1.
  3. To enter you must follow the instructions on the competition post on Bluebridge Facebook and/or Instagram pages.  Only one entry per person is accepted. By entering you agree to be bound by and comply with these terms and conditions.
  4. This competition is open to all followers of the Bluebridge Facebook and Instagram accounts. Employees and contractors of StraitNZ and Hanmer Springs Hotel and Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  5. Everyone who follows the instructions on the competition post will go into a draw to win the prize.
  6. There will only be one winner drawn.
  7. Prize includes a return trip for two adults and two kids, and a car on a Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, two night's accommodation, subject to availability in the unique Hanmer Springs Hotel, and a daily pass at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, where you can choose between an entry for two adults and three children, plus two pizzas, or pools entry for two adults with a private pool. 
  8. The winner will be notified by direct message and comment on Bluebridge Facebook and Instagram, by 5pm 6 September 2021. If the winner doesn't reply on Facebook or Instagram by 9am on 8 September 2021, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and draw a replacement winner.
  9. Decisions in relation to this competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  10. We reserve the right to use the prize winners' name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other Social Network.
  12. Travel on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries is not available from 15 December to 15 January plus Easter including the Thursday before Good Friday and Tuesday after Easter Monday.
  13. Booking on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries must be made within 12 months from 06 September 2021.
  14. We reserve the right to cancel or extend this competition at any time by posting a notice on the post.
  15. When collecting personal information Bluebridge complies with the Privacy Act 2013.

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