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Ferry Services

The 83-kilometre journey from Wellington to Picton (or vice versa) has three distinct phases to the journey:

At one end, is Wellington, New Zealand's harbour capital.  The inter-island ferries are ideal platforms from which to savour a city that snuggles up to both harbour and mountains.

Moving out of the large, sheltered harbour, the landscape becomes more rugged and the ferries are soon out into the 19-kilometre Cook Strait that separates the North and South Islands.

At the other end of the strait, is a cruise through the jig-saw of land and water formed by Queen Charlotte Sound, all the way to Picton, nestled in its own harbour and hills.

There are two ferry services available: The Interislander and The Lynx.


The Interislander
The Interislander offers one of the world's great scenic cruises with the journey between the islands taking just a little over three hours.

The Lynx
The Lynx catamaran is one of the fastest passenger and car carriers in the world - and one of the smoothest.


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