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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.

Exclusive Offer for GrapeRide 2021 Riders

Heading to Marlborough to do the Whitehaven GrapeRide on 24 April 2021? Pack up your car with your bike(s) and island-hop with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. You’ll get exclusive discounted passenger and vehicle Flexi Sail fares.

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Win a Whitehaven GrapeRide Hamper

Whitehaven GrapeRide is giving away a hamper for one lucky rider that registers before 31 January.

This amazing giveaway is valued at $1,500 and includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation for 2, onsite at The Vines Village Bungalow
  • Return Bluebridge fare for 2 adults + car
  • 1 x $150 Pak 'n' Save voucher
  • 1 x $100 Z Fuel Card
  • Whitehaven GrapeRide kit including race bib shorts and top


To enter, register here using the promo code BB21. Competition entries close at 11:59pm on 31 January 2021. The winner will be announced by 5pm on 3 February. 

Terms and Conditions

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  1. The Promoter of this competition is Whitehaven GrapeRide.
  2. Entry is open to New Zealand residents 18 years and over.
  3. Employees and contractors of StraitNZ or Whitehaven GrapeRide and their immediate families, and employees or agencies are ineligible to enter.
  4. The prize draw runs from 5 to 31 January 2021.
  5. To enter, register for GrapeRide using code BB21.
  6. Only one entry per registration is accepted.
  7. One winner will be selected via a randomly on 2 February 2021.
  8. The winner will receive a prize pack to the value of $1,500 - including: 2 night’s accommodation for 2 at The Vines Village Bungalow, return Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries travel for 2 adults and a car, $150 Pak 'n' Save voucher, $100 Z fuel gift card, and a Whitehaven GrapeRide kit including race bib, shirt, and shorts.
  9. Prize is not redeemable for cash.
  10. Bluebridge and GrapeRide take no responsibility for any issues with the courier delivery. The prize will be sent signature required.
  11. The winner will be notified via phone and/or email by the Whitehaven GrapeRide Event Director by 5pm on 3 February 2021. If the winner doesn’t reply to their email by 9am on 8 February 2021, Whitehaven GrapeRide reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  12. Bluebridge and Whitehaven GrapeRide reserve the right to cancel the competition at any time without notification.
  13. Decisions in relation to this competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Whitehaven GrapeRide and StraitNZ Bluebridge reserve the right to use the prize winner’s name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  15. When collecting personal information, Whitehaven GrapeRide and StraitNZ Bluebridge comply with the Privacy Act 2002.

Sail to ride

Use promo code:

GRAPEFERRY

Book 20 Oct 2020 to 2 May 2021

Sail 16 Apr to 2 May 2021

Save heaps on your ferry fares

You’ll love getting there with Bluebridge. You’ll save heaps on all of our Flexi Sail passenger and vehicle fares. One-way or return.

Fare Type Flexi Sail Fare
Adult or senior $47
Child $23
Car, ute or van $117

Trailer up to 5.5m

Each extra 0.5m

$111

$26

You'll get maximum flexibility for the lowest possible price. You can change your sailing for free or cancel for a full refund with just one hour's notice.

Use the promo code when you book online or call 0800 844 844. Show our crew proof of your registration when you check-in. Your support crew can also get the discount if at least one entrant is in the same booking.

Your ticket includes the best free WiFi on Cook Strait and free movies. Plus earn Airpoints Dollars™ if you add your Airpoints account number when you book.

For your own space upgrade to a private cabin with ensuite from as little as $30. Single, twin, double, and family cabins available.

Terms and Conditions

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  • This deal is exclusively for GrapeRide 2021 entrants and supporters – if they are travelling in the same itinerary. It is valid for bookings from 20 October 2020 to 2 May 2021 for travel from 16 April to 2 May 2021.
  • You’ll get exclusive discounted one-way or return Flexi Sail passenger and vehicle fares.
  • Discounted passenger fares available with or without a vehicle.
  • Bookings must include a minimum of one GrapeRide 2021 entrant.
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • You must present proof of entry into the 2021 GrapeRide when you check-in. If not presented, the standard fare will be charged.
  • Full payment is required when you book.
  • Standard Flexi Sail fare conditions apply and you can find them at www.bluebridge.co.nz/bookings/fare-types
  • The offer can only be redeemed for bookings made direct through the Bluebridge passenger service call centre, passenger terminal or website. It cannot be redeemed for StraitNZ Bluebridge freight bookings or bookings made by third parties (affiliated agents of Bluebridge). 
  • To book enter or quote the promo code GRAPEFERRY online at www.bluebridge.co.nz/graperide or when you call the customer service team on 0800 844 844, 7 days a week.

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