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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

Any vehicle over 3.5T – Please book through Freight – Email: freight@straitnz.co.nz

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 5.5m

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

Campervan

Campervans are generally no larger than a standard van with sleeping accommodation, and sometimes contain a 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 < 2.5T

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 8m


This includes trucks under 2.5T- Tonnes, and under 8m in length. Anything over this weight should be booked on the Light truck 2.5-3.5T category

Light Truck 2.5 - 3.5T

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 8m


This includes trucks between 2.5 and 3.5T- Tonnes, and up to 8m in length. Anything over this weight or length restriction needs to be booked via our freight booking office.

Equestrian Vehicle/Motorhome

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 12.5m


Equestrian vehicles carrying horses can only travel under 2.5m swells. If the swell height exceeds this, you won't be able to travel on that sailing. Hay and/or straw is considered a dangerous good and cannot travel with this booking. Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 12.5m 

 

Equestrian Trailer

Min Lenght 3m - Max Length 16m


Equestrian towed trailers/floats carrying horses. Please ensure the correct length is booked, including hitch, so enough space is allocated for your booking. Equestrian towed trailers/floats carrying horses can only travel under 2.5m swells. If the swell height exceeds this, you won’t be able to travel on that sailing. Hay and/or straw is considered a dangerous good and cannot travel with this booking.

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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 one of three Great Kiwi Road Trips

We've teamed up with Apex Car Rentals, Stay Kiwi & Four Square to giveaway 3 Great Kiwi Road Trips each worth $3,000!

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Be in to Win!

To enter, all you need to do is book your next trip on Bluebridge between 1 - 21 November 2021 for travel by 14 December 2021, and you and your friends/family could be heading off on a great Kiwi Road Trip.

There are three Great Kiwi Road Trips to be won. Each includes: 

🛳️ A return trip on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries for two adults, and two children, and a car. Plus we’ll give you your own family cabin so you can rest, relax and freshen up before the next leg of your trip.

🚘 7 days hire of a Toyota RAV4 from Apex Car Rentals including Maximum Cover for your peace of mind.

🏕️ A $500 Stay Kiwi voucher to use towards accommodation. You can choose from a range of accommodation and camping facilities throughout 41 beautiful locations around New Zealand. 

🛒 A $500 Four Square voucher for you to spend on supplies along the way.

🛍️ A $500 Prezzy Card for you to spend on whatever you like – a dinner out, an experience you’ve always wanted to do – the choice is yours.

 
Competition closes at 11:59pm on 21 November 2021.

Winners will be announced by 5pm on 22 November 2021. 

 Terms & Conditions

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  1. The promoter of the Great Kiwi Road Trip Giveaway Competition (Promotion) is Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries (“us/we/Bluebridge”)
  2. The Promotion is open to everyone, except freight customers, who books their Bluebridge travel between 1-21 November 2021 for travel up to and including 14 December 2021.

Prize

  1. The Promotion commences on Monday, 1 November 2021 and will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 21 November 2021 (Promotion Period).
  1. Everyone who books their Bluebridge travel in accordance with clause 2 above will receive one entry into the draw during the Promotion Period.  
  1. There will be one entry per booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the entry will be in the name of the person who made the booking.
  2. The three winners will be drawn on Monday, 22 November 2021.
  3. The winners will be contacted by email or phone (contact details provided on the booking) on Monday, 22 November 2021.
  4. Each of the 3 winners will receive the following (Prize):
  • a return trip for 2 adults + 2 children, with vehicle, and a cabin on Bluebridge Ferries
  • 7 days car hire of a Toyota RAV4 and includes Maximum Cover (zero excess)
  • Stay Kiwi accommodation vouchers to the value of $500
  • Four Square Gift Cards to the value of $500
  • Prezzy card to the value of $500 (Terms & Conditions)
  1. The winners will be selected randomly from bookings received during the Promotion Period.
  2. The winners will be announced on the Bluebridge Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bluebridgeferry/ on Monday, 22 November 2022 and contacted via email or phone number as provided on the booking. Each winner must make contact to claim the Prize within three (3) days after the draw.
  3. The Promoter reserves the right to conduct a redraw if a winner is not contactable using the email address or phone number provided or if they fail to contact the Promoter within three (3) days after the prize draw date. A redraw will take place to ensure that the Prize is awarded.
  4. The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Four Square, Prezzy Card, Facebook, Instagram or any other Social Network.

 

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries Prize Voucher Terms & Conditions

 

  1. The winners will receive a prize voucher for the Bluebridge travel as specified in the Prize
  2. The prize voucher cannot be redeemed for travel from 15 December 2021 to 15 January 2022 and 14 April 2022 – 19 April 2022.
  3. Travel is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  4. Travel must be completed by 30 November 2022.
  5. The voucher must be presented when you check-in otherwise standard Bluebridge fares will be charged.
  6. All other standard Bluebridge terms and conditions apply, except where overridden by the voucher terms and conditions.

APEX Rental Car Voucher Terms & Conditions                

  1. The winners will receive a voucher for the car hire as specified in the Prize
  2. An advanced reservation is required
  3. Voucher is valid for use at Apex New Zealand locations only
  4. Rental must start between 1 December 2021 and 30 November 2022
  5. Blackouts apply 15/12/21 – 15/01/22 and 14/04/22-19/04/22
  6. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, coupon, discount, or promotion
  7. Apex standard age, credit and driver license requirements apply
  8. Subject to the Apex Terms & Conditions of Rental at the time of rental

General

  1. Our decision on all matters, including eligibility of entries, operation of the draw and the allocation of the Prize, is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. Employees of StraitNZ, Bluebridge agencies, APEX Car Rentals, Stay Kiwi, and their immediate families are not eligible to win the Prize.
  3. The winners of this promotion agree to adhere to all third-party terms and conditions when claiming and using the Prize package
  4. Any travel costs on the Road Trip will be at the winner’s expense.
  5. The Prize is as stated, and all supplementary costs or incidentals are at the winner’s expense.
  6. The Prize is not exchangeable, transferable, and redeemable for cash or any other prize.
  7. Any incidental costs associated with claiming the prizes, are the responsibility of the winners.
  8. We do not take any responsibility and we are not liable for any damage or harm caused through use of the Prize, be it direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or any other form of damages or loss, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  9. We retain the right to substitute the Prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original Prize offered is not available due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
  10. We reserve the right to use the prize winners' names and photographs for publicity purposes without payment or other compensation.
  11. We reserve the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Promotion without notice at any time.
  12. Any entry which does not comply with these terms and conditions will not be eligible for the draw.
  13. By entering you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    Four Square - Terms & Conditions
  14. If you wish to use your Gift Card to purchase merchandise at a price exceeding the value remaining on your Gift Card, you must pay the excess using another payment method. The available payment methods are the same as for purchasing the Gift Card. If the price is less than the value remaining on your Gift Card, the balance will remain on your card for use on another occasion.
  15. Gift Cards cannot be returned because the Gift Card value is activated at the time of purchase.
  16. Gift Cards are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash or be used towards the purchase of another Gift Card.
  17. A Gift Card cannot be replaced and Four Square shall not be responsible for any Gift Card that may be lost, stolen or damaged.
  18. A Gift Card expires two years from the day of purchase or, if relevant, its last top up. Any unused balance remaining on the Gift Card at expiry will not be refunded or credited.
  19. A Gift Card is a plastic card which may contain any pre-purchased amount between $5 and $1000. Gift Cards can be purchased and are redeemable at selected Four Square stores nationwide.

 

The promotion will be governed by New Zealand law.

 

 

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Four Square

Four Square stores range from small neighbourhood shops in larger towns and cities, perfect for picking up last-minute ingredients for dinner or dessert, to a full supermarket in rural and provincial regions that serve their communities' everyday shopping needs.

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Stay Kiwi

Stay Kiwi. With a bed for every budget, our locations offer a variety of accommodation options. From tent camping and campervan sites, basic cabins to comfortable motels, self-contained units, and lodges. The whole family can stay their way with many units sleeping up to 8 people.

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Apex Car Rentals

Experience car hire the Kiwi way and let Apex Car Rentals get you on the road to discovery, with a friendly smile and local knowledge and tips to help you make the most of your journey.

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