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28 January, 2024 - Updated Last updated on
28 January, 2024

Posted by Spaceships Crew

If you want to explore as much of New Zealand as possible, you'll have to cross Cook Strait to go from the North to the South Island (or vice versa). The Bluebridge ferry is an easy and relaxing way to do this. Just like on any ferry, you simply drive on, sit back & enjoy the crossing in the cafe or bar and drive off again on the other side.

If you want to know more about the ferry crossing itself, check out our Cook Strait ferry crossing info & tips. For Bluebridge-specific info and deals, keep on reading...

Save money on the ferry crossing. Book now & stay flexible!

One of the reasons you booked a Spaceship campervan is that it drives like a regular car but with the features of a campervan. Well, that's also the reason you'll be saving money on the Bluebridge ferry crossing. You pay the low rate of a normal car (less than 5.5m long), instead of the higher rate these huge motorhomes and big campervans have to pay. That's money you can keep in your pocket to use for fun stuff on your road trip.

And you can now add an open-date flexible prepaid ferry ticket to your Spaceships campervan booking.

  1. Add it when booking your campervan online (you'll always get the best campervan rate)
  2. Or add it to an existing booking later via our Online Check-in Portal.

You can let us know as soon as you know the day you want to use the ferry. And the great news is that once you have decided on the ferry sailing date, you will be issued a flexible ferry ticket. That means that if your plans change you can contact the ferry company to change your ferry sailing dates without a change fee (it's just subject to availability).

We strongly recommend booking your Bluebridge ferry crossing as soon as possible, no matter the time of the year you are travelling. It is no longer just the busy summer season - November to March - that ferry sailings book out quickly. It also happens in low season due to weather disruptions or scheduled maintenance. Therefore turning your Ferry Voucher into a Ferry Booking - and getting a flexible ticket - is the best option for peace of mind and to disappointment.

Bluebridge ferry leaving Wellington to cross Cook Strait to arrive in Picton 4 hours later

Bluebridge ferry: the cheapest and easiest way to cross Cook Strait

Already know your sailing dates? Then book the Bluebridge ferry online to get the best ferry deal on specific dates.

Note: all promo codes have been spotted in the wild by the Spaceships crew and/or fellow travellers. They are published as is. Bluebridge may change deals or delete promo codes without notice. Book now or miss out on a great deal.

Book your Bluebridge ferry ticket online to get the best deal

Bluebridge Ferry operates several crossings daily between the North and the South Island. They are a true Kiwi company and will give you that typical & friendly Kiwi experience. Getting the best rate on the Bluebridge ferry is easy. Book Bluebridge online and save.

When is the best time to book the Bluebridge ferry? We recommend booking your Bluebridge ferry a couple of months in advance in the busy summer period.

Bluebridge ferry timetable

The most up-to-date Bluebridge ferry sailing schedule can be found on their website. Times vary and are dependent on the day of the week and the season. 

If you would like to know more about crossing Cook Strait on the Bluebridge ferry, just contact the friendly Spaceships crew. Or talk to our depot staff in Auckland or Christchurch for travel advice when picking up your vehicle.

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