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“Wonderful views”
Review of Interislander

Interislander
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US$45.61*
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InterIslander Ferry - Wellington to Picton
Ranked #23 of 202 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Cruise with Interislander from Wellington to Picton across the Cook Strait and through the stunning Marlborough Sounds in just over three hours on the three largest ferries in New Zealand. Interislander is one of The Great Journeys of New Zealand and our three ships each feature several outdoor viewing decks that allow you to soak up the gorgeous New Zealand scenery as it floats by. They also have plenty of lounges, cafes and bars to choose from, plenty to keep the kids entertained - including children's play areas - and plenty for mum and dad too. Cars, vans, caravans, campervans, motorhomes, motorcycles and coaches - all vehicles are welcome, just drive on, drive off. And for the rental car providers, just drop off your car at the rental depots within our terminals then pick up another at the other end - easy! Interislander operates a FREE shuttle bus. Departing 50 minutes before each sailing from Platform 9 at the Wellington Railway Station.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyed the time on the carries. Lots of places to sit and watch the views. Lots of choices of food and entertainment.

Thank RachBoys
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Robin H, Online crew at Interislander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi RachBoys, Thanks for the five-star rating. We hope to see you again one day! Best wishes, Robin | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had a 2.45 pm crossing and chose to pay extra for the plus lounge. There are comfortable seats with plugs available for charging phones etc. We were able to watch the test match on the tv ...!
There's a good choice of snacks and soft and alcoholic drinks included, and a meal of salmon was served after we had traveled half way. When all of this is included, it was a good value experience. The only thing I would say is that there is not a great view from within the lounge - but it's easy enough to go out on deck.

Thank 747idletraveller
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Robin H, Online crew at Interislander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi 747idletraveller, Thanks for the great rating and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the value of our Plus Lounge. It would be good to build a special viewing balcony for the Plus Lounge - I'll pop that in the suggestion box :-) Enjoy the rest of your travels - all the best, Robin | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The ship and the crew were alright. But the wifi was very very slow which is bad if you want to plan trips on the next island or when you want to work from the ship. The views however, are great!

Thank peterhG245SV
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Robin H, Online crew at Interislander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Peter H, Thanks for the four-star rating. Yes, the Internet is a bit patchy - we aren't blessed with broadband, so it does feel like sailing back in time when it comes to the Internet. Thankfully, though, this does prompt people to go and enjoy the views instead - which are incredible. Enjoy your travels around the next island! All the best, Robin | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Easy 3 hours of travel. Good breakfast. Beautiful views with sightings of dolphins. A relaxed way to travel.

Thank Martin B
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Robin H, Online crew at Interislander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Martin B, Thanks for the five-star review! Glad to hear the dolphins were on form...Hope to see you again one day! All the best, Robin | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

So we had to get from one island to the other but didn’t realise quite how spectacular the journey would be! Loading was well handled and communication whilst waiting to board really clear. Get a hot drink and head on up to the decks to watch the Avery pass and hear the captain dolphin spotting! So lovely. This was a great way to travel and we would recommend the company without hesitation.

Thank ParishTravels
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Robin H, Online crew at Interislander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi ParishTravels, Great to hear that we exceeded your expectations! Cold drinks and bubbly drinks are also good out on deck :-) All the best, Robin | The Great Journeys of New Zealand

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