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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 2020 Riders

Heading to Marlborough to do the Whitehaven Wines GrapeRide on 28 March 2020? Pack up your car with your bike(s) and island hop with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. You’ll save a whopping 35% on all passenger and vehicle Flexi Sail fares.

Sail to ride

Use promo code:

GRAPEFERRY

Book 15 Oct 2019 to 4 Apr 2020

Sail 21 Mar to 4 Apr 2020

Save 35% on your ferry fares

The new location near Renwick in Marlborough should be awesome.

You’ll love getting there with Bluebridge. You’ll save a whopping 35% on all of our Flexi Sail passenger and vehicle fares. One-way or return. That means you'll get maximum flexibility for the lowest possible price.

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 superior comfort upgrade to your own 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 2020 entrants and supporters – if they are travelling in the same itinerary. It is valid for bookings from 15 October 2019 to 4 April 2020 for travel from 21 March to 4 April 2020.
  • You’ll save 35% on any 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 2020 entrant.
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • You must present proof of entry into the 2020 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/greatlake or when you call the customer service team on 0800 844 844, 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Cyclists enjoying views from Bluebridge ferry

Win a family trip to Whitehaven GrapeRide

Head to our Bluebridge Bike Club Facebook page and be in to win a family trip to experience the first GrapeRide at Whitehaven near Renwick and do the first kids ride. It’s happening on Sat 28 March 2020. Prize includes four free GrapeRide entries and return fares for two adults, two kids and your car/bikes on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. Simply comment and tell us where your family likes to ride by 15 March to enter.

Terms and Conditions

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  1. The prize draw runs from 8 March to 11.59 14 March 2020 NZST.
  2. To enter you must comment on the relevant post on the Bluebridge Bike Club Facebook page and tell us where your family likes to ride. Only one entry per person is accepted. By entering you agree to be bound by and comply with these terms and conditions.
  3. This competition is open to all followers of the Bluebridge Bike Club Facebook page. Employees and contractors of StraitNZ and their immediate families, and employees of StraitNZ agencies are ineligible to enter.
  4. Everyone who comments on the competition post saying where their family likes to ride will go into a draw to win the prize.
  5. There will only be one winner drawn.
  6. The prize is four entries to GrapeRide 2020 which is held in Whitehaven on Sat 28 March 2020. The prize also includes return fares on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries for 2 adults, 2 children and a car.
  7. The winner will be notified by private message on Facebook on Monday 16 March 2020. If the winner doesn't reply on Facebook by 8am on 18 March, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and draw a replacement winner.
  8. Decisions in relation to this competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. We reserve the right to use the prize winners' name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other Social Network.
  11. We reserve the right to cancel or extend this competition at any time by posting a notice on our Facebook page.
  12. When collecting personal information Bluebridge complies with the Privacy Act 1993.

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