Sealink Vehicle & Passenger Ferry
The Sealink Ferry is a great option for longer stays on the island. The crossing is approx 4hrs from Wynyard wharf in Auckland, to Tryphena at the southern end of the Island. The ferry transports vehicles, freight and passengers & has a consistent booking schedule throughout the year. Its not uncommon to spot dolphins & whales during this trip and is fitted with a cinema below for those who want to relax and pass the time.
Note: For summer bookings and busy periods you will want to book months in advance if you are planning on bringing your car.
For bookings and further information go to https://www.sealink.co.nz/