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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.

Endless Summer Giveaway

To say a big thanks for booking with Bluebridge we’re giving one lucky customer the value of their booking back* each and every day throughout February.

Another lucky customer will also receive 250 bonus Airpoints DollarsTM every day throughout February, so make sure you enter your Airpoints number when you make your booking!

Famous for our better value fares every day, you can also book with confidence knowing you can change your booking up to an hour before your sailing. And with our Flexi Sail fares, if you need to cancel, you can get a 100% refund. All you need to do is let our friendly team know at least an hour before your sailing.

 

Endless Summer Giveaway Lines Approved

How to Enter

  • Book with Bluebridge during February 2022 to travel any time until the end of October 2022, and you'll automatically go into our prize draws to win back your fare and travel for free plus earn bonus Airpoints Dollars!

  • We'll be drawing the two lucky winners every day and we’ll announce the previous week’s winners each Monday in  February. So be sure to book during February 2022. And if you’re an Airpoints member, don’t forget to add your Airpoints number when you make your booking.

We'll contact winners via phone or email, and we'll put a shout-out on Facebook and Instagram, too.

Don't wait to plan your next roadie to the other island ⛴️

                       Book Now

Terms and Conditions

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  1. The promoter of the Black Friday Win Back Competition (Promotion) is Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries (“us/we/Bluebridge”)
  2. The Promotion starts on Monday, 22 November 2021 and ends on Monday, 29 November 2021 (Promotion Period).
  3. To qualify for entry, you must book your travel on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries direct through the Bluebridge passenger service call centre, passenger terminal or website between 22 to 29 November 2021 to travel up to and including 31 October 2022. All bookings must be paid and confirmed.
  4. For the avoidance of any doubt, group bookings, bookings made using a prize voucher, StraitNZ Bluebridge freight bookings or bookings made by third parties (affiliated agents of Bluebridge) are excluded from this promotion. So too are StraitNZ employees and contractors and their respective immediate families.
  5. Travel is subject to availability at the time of booking, and standard Bluebridge terms and conditions apply.
  6. This Promotion is only valid on new bookings and cannot be applied to existing bookings that have already been made before the start date of this promotion.
  7. All bookings made in accordance with clauses 3 & 4 above will receive one entry into the draw during the Promotion Period.
  8. There will be one entry per booking. The entry will be in the name of the person who made the booking.
  9. Each of the four winners will receive the value of their booking made during the Promotion Period, up to a maximum value of $1,500 (Prize).
  10. The winners will have the cost of their booking, up to a maximum value of $1,500, refunded back into the bank account from which the booking was paid.
  11. The four winners will be drawn on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 and will be selected randomly from bookings received during the Promotion Period.
  12. The winners will be announced on the Bluebridge Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bluebridgeferry/ by 5pm on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 and contacted via email or phone number as provided on the booking.
  13. We reserve the right to use the prize winners' names and photographs for publicity purposes without payment or other compensation.
  14. Decisions in relation to this Promotion are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned, we may suspend, cancel, or modify this Promotion.
  16. By entering this Promotion, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms.
  17. The Promotion will be governed by New Zealand law.

 

Additional Prizes Giveaway (3)

Giveaway on Facebook and Instagram

Throughout February there are additional prizes up for grabs including:

  • 4 - $200 Restaurant Association vouchers, redeemable at some of New Zealand’s most mouth-watering eateries.
  • 4 - $500 Z Fuel cards for your roadie.

Keep an eye on Bluebridge's Facebook and Instagram. The giveaway post will go live every Tuesday during February.

How to enter: 

Just tag in the comments who you’d take out for a nice dinner, and who you’d go on a road trip with. 

We'll be drawing the winners every Tuesday up until 1 March 2022. We'll contact the winner through Instagram or Facebook direct messaging. 

Terms and Conditions

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  1. The prize draw runs from 01 February to 11:59pm on 28 February 2022 NZST.
  2. To enter you must follow the instructions on the competition post on Bluebridge Facebook and/or Instagram pages.  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 Facebook and Instagram accounts. Employees and contractors of StraitNZ and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
  4. Everyone who follows the instructions on the competition post will go into a draw to win the prize.
  5. There will only be four winners drawn.
  6. The prize includes one restaurant association voucher valued at $200 and a fuel gift card valued at $500 per prize draw. 
  7. The winner will be notified by direct message and comment on Bluebridge's Facebook and Instagram by 5pm the day after the draw. If the winner does not respond on Facebook or Instagram by 9 am on the second day after the draw, 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' names and photographs for publicity purposes.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other Social Network.
  11. We reserve the right to cancel or extend this competition at any time by posting a notice on the post.
  12. When collecting personal information Bluebridge complies with the Privacy Act 2013.

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