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Interislander ferry

If you're exploring both the North and the South Island of New Zealand you'll need to cross Cook Strait by ferry. The Interislander ferry is an easy option. Simply drive your Spaceship campervan on the ferry, walk around, relax or have a snack in the restaurant / bar, then drive off on the other side.

Easy & cheap ferry crossing

A Spaceship campervan is just like a regular car (less than 5.5m long), so you'll pay the same low rate as an ordinary car on the Interislander ferry. Motorhomes and big campervans pay a much higher rate.

You don't have to book your Interislander ferry crossing in advance, but it will make your life so much easier. Especially in the busy summer season (November to March) it's better to book early to avoid delays. And we can help you out with that.

Book your Interislander ferry ticket with us

There are up to 11 sailings a day. The friendly Spaceships crew can help you with finding the best times and the best fare for your Interislander ferry crossing.

Just contact us by phone on 0800 772 237 (free call) or by email via and we will add an Interislander ferry booking to your campervan hire. Easy as.

The Interislander crossing is a great experience in its own right. Coming in or out of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds on a stunning day is fantastic. You can hang out on the top deck to soak up the views and the sunshine. Remember to use sunscreen.

Interislander ferry timetable

The Interislander ferry operates two routes between the North and the South Island:

  • Wellington to Picton
  • Picton to Wellington

The latest sailing schedule for the Interislander ferry on these routes can be found on their website. Times differ depending on the day of the week and the season.

To make things easier, just contact the friendly Spaceships crew to add an Interislander ferry crossing to your campervan booking. Or talk to our depot staff in Auckland or Christchurch for travel advice when picking up your vehicle.

Alternatively, you can also go for the Bluebridge ferry for crossing Cook Strait.

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