Picton sits at the top of the South Island of New Zealand within the Marlborough Region, an area renowned for its sunshine, art and wine.
Travelling across the Cook Strait by ferry is a wonderful experience, one which on a good day can easily be a highlight of a holiday. Discover the reason Aotearoa is the Island of the Long White Cloud, and either stand on deck and feel the wind in your hair, or sit comfortably inside and watch the changing seascape through the windows. The 92km voyage takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world".
Booking your ferry journey early can sometimes save you quite a bit.
There are two ferry companies operating this route:
Today's arrivals and departures - call 0800 802 802 (within New Zealand)
The Interislander Customer Service Centre is open
Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm and Sat-Sun 8am - 6pm.
Passenger Bookings & Enquiries - call 0800 844 844 (within New Zealand)
00 64 4 471 6188 (from overseas)
Ph: +64 3 520 3080
Fx: +64 3 520 3090
Freephone in NZ 0800 505 005
See the Pacific from the train!
Leaving Christchurch 7.00am daily arriving Picton 12.13pm
Picton I - SITE information centre - ph: 03 520 3113
Picton Resource Centre - ph : 03 573 7790 email: email@example.com
Sarah and Alex will be delighted to help with any questions you may have with travel arrangements.