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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 a year of free travel!

Join the Bluebridge Happy Camper Club for free and be the first to know about new deals. Join by 13 December 2020 to be in to win a year of FREE travel – family included!

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How to enter

To be in to win, simply join the Bluebridge Happy Camper Club by filling in your details below by 13 December 2020.

Prize includes a year of FREE travel for up to two adults or seniors, three children 17 or under, plus your car and/or camper. Read the Terms and Conditions below for more details about the prize.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get this show on the road.

Entries close at 11:59pm 13 December 2020 NZST. Winner will be announced on 16 December 2020. Terms and Conditions apply.

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

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  1. The Promoter of this competition is StraitNZ trading as Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries (“Bluebridge”), PO Box 1144, Wellington.

  2. Entry is open to New Zealand residents 18 years and over.

  3. Employees and contractors of StraitNZ and their immediate families, and employees of StraitNZ agencies are ineligible to enter.

  4. The prize draw starts from 08:00am 23 November 2020 and closes at 11:59pm 13 December 2020 NZST.

  5. To enter, you must fill in the form and join the Bluebridge Happy Camper Club on the Bluebridge website: co.nz/happycamper Once you have signed up, you will automatically be entered into the prize draw.

  6. It is the entrant’s responsibility to notify the Promoter should their contact details change during the Promotion Period.

  7. One winner will be selected by the Bluebridge marketing team through a random draw on 16 December 2020.

  8. Winner will be notified by the Promoter via email and phone by 05:00PM 16 December 2020 NZST. The winner agrees to the publication of their name, hometown/city and an approved photo on social media pages and websites operated by the Promoter.
  9. If the prize remains unclaimed after reasonable attempts to contact the winner, an unclaimed prize draw will be conducted by 21 December 2020. The redraw winner will be notified by the Promoter via email and phone by 05:00PM 21 December 2020 NZST.

  10. The travel prize value is unlimited within the 12 month period. The prize includes 12 months of Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries travel for two adults or seniors, up to three children 17 or under, and your vehicle. Eligible vehicles include: a campervan/motorhome up to 7m, a car/ute/van up to 5.5m, a towed caravan up to 7m (in addition to the car/ute towing the caravan up to 5.5m), or a 5th wheeler up to 12.5m.  If your vehicle is longer, you can pay the extra cost for each extra 0.5m and include that vehicle in your booking.  If you’re travelling with other vehicles, e.g. a towed car, boat or trailer, you can add these to your booking but will need to pay the standard fare for each extra vehicle. NZMCA discount available.

  11. This promotion is only valid on new bookings and cannot be applied to existing bookings that have already been made prior to the start date of this promotion. 

  12. You can walk-on or drive-on. Your passenger and/or vehicle fares will be free within the 12 month travel period.

  13. Excludes private cabins, food and beverage, hire kennels, luggage, and any other extras. Standard rates apply if you would like to add these to your booking.

  14. Travel is not transferable to other parties. The winner must be included in all bookings to be eligible for free travel. The winner must present photo ID when you check-in.

  15. Travel cannot be redeemed for StraitNZ Bluebridge freight bookings.

  16. The travel prize is not transferable for cash and the winner can’t sell or auction it on any social platforms or online.

  17. Personal Information, for the purposes of the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ), means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

  18. Entrants consent to their entry and Personal Information being used by the Promoter for marketing purposes.

  19. Any personal information collected by the Promoter will be used in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Policy (https://www.bluebridge.co.nz/privacy/). Entrants may access or change their personal information by contacting the Promoter by email at bookings@bluebridge.co.nz
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What will I get if I join?

Whether you’re campsite royalty or just do the odd roadie, by joining the Bluebridge Happy Camper Club you’ll be one of the first to know about new deals and services relevant for you and your next adventure. We promise we won’t bombard you (we don’t like that either). We’ll only email you when we’ve got something worth sharing.

If you’re an NZMCA member, we can no longer keep you up-to-date about new offers or services through the NZMCA Facebook page or email newsletters due to their preferred agreement with the other ferry provider. So, if you want to stay informed about what’s new from Bluebridge, join our free Happy Camper Club.

NZMCA member? You'll save up to 68% on our most flexible Flexi Sail fares. Be sure to check out our NZMCA rates.

Part of the Responsible Campers Association or the Caravanning Camping NZ group? You'll save with RCAI and CCNZ rates too.

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Better value fares every day

Don't limit your adventures to just one island - there's plenty more of our backyard to explore across Cook Strait.

If a caravan, campervan, or camping adventure's on your horizon, grab one of our better value fares. Bring the kids and save with our family discount. You can even book now, pay later with Afterpay, and spread the cost.

Plus, you'll be rewarded with Airpoints™ every time you sail with us.

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Private cabins & night sailings

Our private cabins are just the ticket to unwind after a long day on the road. Cabins can be added to any booking, including our weekday, southbound night sailings.

Our hospitality crew will ensure you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service, so you can recharge for the next leg of your journey.

You can pre-book your private cabin with ensuite and linen from just $30. Single, twin, double, four, and five berth options available on the Straitsman and Strait Feronia online.

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