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Commercial vehicle freight

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.

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Our three ferries – Kaiarahi, Kaitaki and the rail-enabled Aratere have the capacity to get your goods to market.

We offer 12 sailings every day, including one overnight sailing each way. There are dangerous goods capable sailings each day.

View our latest freight sailing timetable.

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To make or manage a booking use our CV Portal, or contact our CV team:

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Public holidays: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Freephone: 0800 660 670


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 Our Terminals

Wellington Terminal

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 Picton Terminal

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Check-in time

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. 

Confirmed bookings that arrive after 60 minutes may not be able to be accommodated due to operational requirements such as load planning, stowage and timetable adherence, and unconfirmed bookings arriving within 60 minutes prior to sailing time will not be able to sail and you will be charged.


Our Terminals WGN 800 x 390

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Conditions of Carriage

Download the Conditions of Carriage for commercial vehicles carried across the Cook Strait.

Dangerous goods

Interislander carries most classes of dangerous goods. These need to be declared prior to travel.

Driver facilities

Interislander offers dedicated driver rooms at the terminals and on board the ferries.

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