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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.

Discover 10 hidden gems up north

Set sail north for an adventure and discover these 10 hidden gems loved by our most experienced explorers, NZMCA members. The kids are back to school so it’s a great time to explore your backyard and save with Bluebridge's better value fares every day. Your ticket includes free WiFi and movies plus you’ll earn Airpoints Dollars™ every time you sail with us. You can even book now and pay later with Afterpay!

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Reason #1 - Ohope Beach

Recommended by Donaleen Shiell from Wellington

"Ohope Beach, between Opotiki and Whakatane, is a gem of a spot, with a long curved beach, friendly people, good accommodation and camping and some stunning views. We were told that it never gets very crowded, even in summer. There are plenty of walks nearby, a beautiful harbour and lots of bird life, including wild kiwis - apparently one of the few places in NZ that kiwi can be seen so close to a settlement. The beach overlooks Whakaair White Island and Whale Island. We saw some stunning sunsets and sunrises - wonderful for photography and early risers who enjoy the calm of the beginning and end of the day. We found Ohope Beach at the end of a trip from Napier to Wellington via Gisborne and East Cape, and was our favourite spot of the whole trip. Definitely on our revisit list."

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Reason #2 - Castle Point, Wairarapa

Recommended by Deb Boyd from Papamoa.

"Castlepoint is about a 40 minute drive west of Masterton through some beautiful countryside. Great scenery with walkway up to the lighthouse and around the rocks. Can swim, fish or just take in the scenery. There is also another track departing from the carpark up around the bay to the far point. Parked up here for the night....huge wind and storm ,but all calm again by morning. Off the beaten track but well worth the trip. I've visited a couple of times."

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Reason #3 - Karikari Peninsula

Recommended by Bernie McGinty from Kerikeri.

"Rangiputa tucked away on the Karikari Peninsula"

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Reason #4 - Matakohe Island

Recommended by Colleen Green from Whangarei.

"Matakohe Island otherwise known as Limestone Island. Full of heritage, wildlife and a bird sanctuary. Even a Sea Lion has visited to Sunbathe on the Jetty."

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Reason #5 - Tongariro National Park

Recommended by Bill Whiteley from Mt. Maunganui.

"Camping and walking in Tongariro National Park in the summer months - so many fantastic walks on well maintained tracks and no crowds!"

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Reason #6 - Bethells Beach

Recommended by Karen Connell from Auckland.

"Trek from Te Henga (Bethells Beach) on the west coast over the giant black sand dunes to the fresh water Lake Wainamu. You can swim, sand board and walk the loop track via the Moari pou sculpture by Waitohi Falls. It's another world away from Auckland."

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Reason #7 - Papamoa hills, Tauranga

Recommended by Steve Clancy from Tauranga.

"A walk up Papamamoa hills gives you a magnificent view of the Mount Maunganui area and Bay of Plenty coastline."

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Reason #8 - Waihi Falls

Recommended by Peter Macfarlane from Paekakariki.

"Waihi falls road in the Tararua district."

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Reason #9 - Mokotahi hill

Recommended by Joyce Martin from Te Kauwhata.

"There is an amazing walk up to the top of the hill with absolutely fantastic views all around the peninsular."

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Reason #10 - Wainamu Falls

Recommended by Greg Southcombe from Auckland.

"Wainamu Falls is a 1-hour walk from the car park at Bethells Beach -  a west coast beach just north of Auckland. While it's a popular spot it seems few people walk the extra kilometre or two to the actual falls. We were the only people there on a busy summer day and had the falls to our selves and enjoyed a lovely (if somewhat bracing!) swim. The walk to the falls is across some impressive sand dunes or you can skirt around them and walk along a sandy bottom creek bed which is very cool on a hot summer day. We did the sand dunes on the way in and walked barefoot on the creek bed on the way out. If you're camping there's plenty of options nearby and it's so nice to find such a peaceful spot on the edge of New Zealand's biggest city."

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