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Ferries to New Zealand

Covered with lush landscapes and host to a dynamic culture, this is the perfect place to come to relax, escape from the world, and to enjoy nature whilst surrounded by friendly locals. With New Zealand being split into 2 islands, getting a ferry is necessary to travel between the North and the South Islands, and the Cook Strait is the major crossing point in New Zealand. With up to 891 ferries running a week, across 24 routes, book now with Direct Ferries to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

New Zealand Ferry Schedule

With over 891 ferries running every week not only throughout New Zealand, but from many of the surrounding Islands, it is entirely impossible for there to be one set ferry schedule. Indeed, in the Cook Strait alone, there are around 17 ferries running daily, and there are up to 94 ferries per day running from Waiheke Island to 3 different ports across New Zealand. Whilst there is not a specific ferry schedule available, we will always provide you with the most relevant information, so you can find the best ferry crossing for you.

Ferry to New Zealand Duration

Again, the sheer number of ferries coming across 24 different routes both in New Zealand, and the surrounding islands, means that there is not one singular ferry duration, but instead many, depending not only on what route you are taking, but also which ferry operator you are travelling with. Ferry durations can last from anywhere between 25 minutes, to 2 hours, to 5 hours, depending on the route.

New Zealand Ferry Prices

Ferry fares are reliant on a number of factors, from what time of year you are travelling, to which route you are taking, and how you are travelling, so they will vary greatly. Instead, we recommend checking out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my car on the Ferry to New Zealand?

There are currently only a select few ferries that you can take your car on, such as the Cook Strait, and certain ferries from Waiheke Island, although again it will also depend on the operator, so be sure to check before you book that you can take your car with you.

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