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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.

Go Bluebridge for the best value Cook Strait ferry fares

When Bluebridge’s first ship, the MV Santa Regina, set sail on her maiden voyage across Cook Strait in early 2002, NZMCA members were there among the very first passengers – and you’ve been with us ever since. For more than 15 years, we’ve ferried motorhomes, caravans, 5th wheelers and the intrepid Kiwis who drive them from downtown Wellington to Picton (and back) 50 times a week.

Save up to 50%

NZMCA

Use promo code:

MOVANNERS

Save heaps on Bluebridge

The first to offer NZMCA travellers the best possible fare – in fact we offer members the best value fares across Cook Strait full stop - we’re also the only ferry offering Airpoints Dollars™. 

We offer full flexibility on all our NZMCA fares. If your plans change, you can change your crossing for free right up until two hours before check-in. And you can change it as many times as you like up to 12 months from your original travel date.

You'll love our warm Kiwi hospitality and enjoy free movies and WiFi, comfortable seating and a delicious menu of fresh locally sourced food, wine and coffee. Or for an extra level of comfort, try one of our private ensuited cabins. We offer a choice of single, double, twin and family cabins complete with linen. Perfect if you want to get some rest before you head off on the next leg of your adventure. We even have an overnight sleeper service on week days from Wellington to Picton so you can sleep while we sail.

Simply use promo code MOVANNERS when you book online or call our friendly, local customer service team on 0800 844 844. Show our team your NZMCA membership card when you check-in. If not presented, standard fares will be charged.

Off-peak rates apply for travel from 11 January to 19 December and peak rates apply for travel from 20 December to 10 January.

Fare Type

Flexi Off Peak Rate

Flexi Peak Rate

Adult/Senior

$42

$45

Child

$20

$25

Car, ute or van up to 5.5m

Each extra 0.5m

$111

$25

$115

$30

Campervan/Motorhome up to 7m

Each extra 0.5m

$126

$25

$130

$30

5th wheeler up to 7.5m

Each extra 0.5m over 7.5m and up to and including 9m

5th wheeler over 9m and up to and including 12.5m

Each extra 0.5m over 12.5m

$151

$25

$222

$25

$160

$30

$234

$30

Caravan up to 7m

Each extra 0.5m

$111

$25

$117

$30

Trailer up to 7m

Each extra 0.5m

$112

$25

$117

$30

Motorbike up to 2m

$39

$45

The rates above include GST.

Terms and conditions:

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  • Discounted passenger fares available for travel with or without a vehicle.
  • To get the special rate you must show your NZMCA membership card with photo ID when you check-in. If not presented, standard fares will be charged.
  • A maximum of six passengers in one booking.
  • NZMCA discount only eligible for bookings that include a minimum of one NZMCA member.
  • This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • 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). 
  • These special fares are not valid when transporting horses, livestock or commercial goods. Email wellington@straitnz.co.nz or call 0800 162 322 for a quote.
  • Flexi Sail fares are 100% refundable. You can also change your sailing, subject to availability, as many times as you like for free within 12 months of the original travel date. Any changes or cancellations must be made at least two hours before check-in. After that, no changes or cancellations are permitted. No shows non-refundable.
  • To book enter or quote the promo code MOVANNERS online at www.bluebridge.co.nz or via the customer service centre on 0800 844 844.
Bluebridge partners with Airpoints

Airpoints

Bluebridge is Air New Zealand’s first and only Airpoints ferry partner. NZMCA members can earn Airpoints Dollars every time you sail the Strait with us.

Simply enter your Airpoints number in the field provided and make sure your booking name matches your Airpoints account name. If you’re calling our customer service team, give them your Airpoints and account name and they'll add it to your booking. Or if you have a 'My Bluebridge' profile, you can log in, enter your Airpoints number in the field provided and your Airpoints number will be added for all future bookings.

You'll earn one Airpoints Dollars for every $75 spent on a ferry booking and your Airpoints will be credited once the sailing is completed.

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