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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 a romantic weekend in Marlborough

To celebrate the day of love we're teaming up with The Vines Village to give away a romantic weekend for 2 adults to Blenheim's golden mile.

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Be in to Win!

To enter, just head to our Facebook or Instagram competition post and follow the instructions below: 

1️⃣ FOLLOW @bluebridgeferry, and @vinesvillage

2️⃣ TAG your special someone 😍 in the comments below who you’d take along for a great weekend enjoying Blenheim's world-class vineyards, and all that The Vines Village Marlborough has to offer.

3️⃣ Share our post. 😉
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Prizes!

The prize includes a return trip for two adults with a private twin cabin, and a car on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries.

Two nights' accommodation for 2 adults at The Vines Village Bungalow which is set amongst the world-famous vineyards of Marlborough.

Enjoy breakfast at The Vines Cafe on one morning of your stay.

Gin tasting for two adults at The Gin Room Marlborough which specialises in the award-winning Roots Marlborough Dry Gin and other rare boutique South Island NZ Gin producers.


Competition closes on 16 February 2022 11:59pm. The winner will be announced by 5pm on 17 February 2022. 

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions:

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  1. The prize draw runs from 14 February to 11:59 pm on 16 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 The Vines Village Marlborough and their immediate families are not eligible 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 one winner drawn.
  6. The prize includes a return trip for two adults with a private twin cabin, and a car on Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries, two nights’ accommodation for two adults at The Vines Village Bungalow in Marlborough, One breakfast for two adults at The Vines Cafe, and a gin tasting for two adults at The Gin Room Marlborough (Prize).
  7. The winner will be notified by direct message and comment on Bluebridge Facebook and Instagram pages, by 5pm 17 February 2022. If the winner doesn't reply on Facebook or Instagram by 9am on 18 February 2022, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and draw a replacement winner.
  8. Travel and accommodation are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  9. The winner will receive a prize voucher for the Bluebridge travel as specified in the Prize
  10. The prize voucher cannot be redeemed for travel from 14 April 2022 to 19 April 2022 and 15 December 2022 to 15 January 2023
  11. Travel must be completed by 17 February 2023.
  12. The voucher code must be quoted when booking, and the voucher must be presented at check-in otherwise standard Bluebridge fares will be charged.
  13. All other standard Bluebridge terms and conditions apply, except where overridden by the voucher terms and conditions.
  14. Decisions in relation to this competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  15. We reserve the right to use the prize winner’s name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or any other Social Network.
  17. We reserve the right to cancel or extend this competition at any time by posting a notice on the post.

When collecting personal information Bluebridge complies with the Privacy Act 2013.

 

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