Interislander is an extension of State Highway 1, linking road and rail networks between Auckland and Christchurch
As New Zealand’s original Cook Strait ferry service, we stand out with over 50 years of experience.
Our three ferries make around 4,000 sailings each year and cater for commercial trucks, livestock, refrigerated units, hazardous goods, over-dimensional freight and machinery.
With a specialised tug and drive on/drive off services, we ensure your trailer units are efficiently loaded and transported.
To make or manage a booking, please contact our 24-hour freight team.
Freephone: 0800 660 670
In September 2021, we will be undertaking maintenance on the Aratere. Learn how this may affect our rail and commercial vehicle customers.
Please arrive at the ferry terminal 60 minutes prior to the scheduled time of departure. Trucks and trailers must be set up and ready to travel prior to arrival at the terminal.
Due to operational considerations such as load planning, stowage and timetable adherence, vehicles arriving within 30 minutes of departure may not be accepted for the sailing.
Useful Interislander CV links
Download the Conditions of Carriage for commercial vehicles carried across the Cook Strait.
Interislander carries most classes of dangerous goods. These need to be declared prior to travel.
Interislander offers dedicated driver rooms at the terminals and on board the ferries.