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Bluebridge Promo Code – Discounted Cook Strait Ferry Crossings

May 5, 2022

New Zealand Travel Tips members enjoy a 10% discount on all Bluebridge public passenger and vehicle fares.

Cross the Cook Strait in comfort and style – don’t let the ocean get in the way!

Book with Bluebridge & Save 10%. Promo code TRAVELTIPS.

Please note, you must be a member of the New Zealand Travel Tips Facebook community to be able to avail these discounts. Joining is free and easy. Operators may ask you to prove you’re in our group when honouring your exclusive member-only special.

Renowned for their warm, friendly hospitality, Bluebridge go the extra mile to ensure all of their passengers have an amazing Cook Strait ferry experience.

This iconic, must-do journey across Cook Strait takes approximately 3.5 hours, during which time, you’ll experience some of the most breath-taking scenery in Aotearoa.

Providing both Kiwis and international visitors with a lot of sailing options, this is so much more than just a way to travel between the North and South Islands!

Bluebridge sails between the heart of downtown Wellington City and the Marlborough Sounds (Picton to be precise) 50 times a week, 7 times daily, carrying 350 passengers and 130 vehicles per sailing, plus freight.

Next time you’re looking to cross the Cook Strait, be sure to use your Bluebridge promo code to secure the very best price possible.

Sailings are now open for the 2022/2023 season. Happy travels!

Related: Awesome things to do in Picton.

FAQ About Booking Using Your Bluebridge Promo Code

How can I use my NZTT Bluebridge promo code?

Simply enter the promo code TRAVELTIPS when you book your ferry tickets online. Your 10% discount applies to all sailings and ticket types, at any time of year.

I’m a senior citizen, am I entitled to a additional discount?

Absolutely. Discounted Super Sail and Flexi Sail fares are available all year round to customers who are over 60 years of age, or who hold a Super Gold Card, a New Zealand Seniors Card or a Grey Power Card.

I’ll be driving a rental car so don’t know my vehicle make or registration yet, can I still book online?

Yes you can. When making your booking and entering your journey details simply select the I do not know vehicle registration box. Once you have picked up your vehicle and know your registration, please update your booking with the details. See the question below for important information regarding rental cars on Cook Strait ferries.

Can I take my rental car on the ferry?

Bluebridge carry most vehicles including rental cars. Please note that some rental car companies allow the vehicle to travel onboard and some do not, depending on their individual policies. A full guide on who does and doesn’t allow their vehicles onboard can be found here.

Companies that do not allow their vehicles to travel onboard are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, so they have depots in both Wellington and Picton for you to drop off and/or pick up their vehicles. If hiring from one of these companies you should book yourself on us as a foot passenger.

Other rental car hire companies may allow the vehicle to cross on us so that you can simply drive on and drive off at the other end – retaining the same vehicle throughout your journey. However ensure you double-check with your rental car provider before you make your ferry booking.

Can I drop my rental vehicle off at your ferry terminal and then collect one from your ferry terminal on the other side?

This all depends on the company you are hiring the vehicle with but many do allow this if pre-arranged. Please make these arrangements with your rental company directly.

The sailing I want to travel on is all sold-out, what are my options?

As cancellations occur, the availability on their website will update in real-time so be sure to keep checking back to see if space has become available on your preferred sailing. Please note they do not operate a waitlist facility.

I think the height of my campervan/motorhome is incorrect on my booking, will that be a problem?

No this is not an issue. As long as the length of the motorhome/campervan is correct in your booking there won’t be any problems when you check-in.

Why is the 8.30pm departure from Wellington so restricted by space?

This is a dedicated freight sailing so space is restricted to only a few non-freight customers due to the laws that govern the shipment of dangerous goods at sea. Limited food and beverage services are available on this sailing but you’ll still be able to grab a bite to eat and enjoy free movies plus free Wi-Fi.

Can I take my pet with me?

Yes, you’re welcome to bring your cat, dog or other small pet with you. Pets must either stay in your vehicle or in one of their vehicle deck kennels ($15 one way) for the duration of the sailing. Please let Bluebridge know that you have a pet with you when you board so they can help keep your furry family member happy and safe.

Please note, you must be a member of the New Zealand Travel Tips Facebook community to be able to avail these discounts. Joining is free and easy. Operators may ask you to prove you’re in our group when honouring your exclusive member-only special.

Book with Bluebridge & Save 10%. Promo code TRAVELTIPS.

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  • Reply Margaret Parkes April 4, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Sarah. Please rejoin me up to all your travel groups.

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