Kaiarahi Plus

Our Kaiarahi Plus lounge provides stylish comfort for your Cook Strait crossing. With free buffet and bar included, there really is no better way to cross Cook Strait!

Choose Kaiarahi Plus for a comfortable Cook Strat crossing

Style and comfort on Cook Strait

Our Kaiarahi Plus lounge brings the relaxing environment of a boutique Wellington cafe to the Cook Strait.  With comfy armchairs and sofas to lounge back and enjoy the journey, you'll find time flying by. 

Inside our secluded Kaiariahi Plus lounge, you'll feel at ease. With Sky TV to enjoy and windows to watch, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And with no children permitted, all will be cool and calm inside even at the height of summer 

Kaiarahi Plus is an all-inclusive experience, so please relax and enjoy it.

Get more from your sailing

Our Kaiarahi Plus lounge includes the following benefits:

• Guaranteed seat • Magazines
• Sofas/armchairs • Blankets
• Relaxed ambience • Adults only
• Hot buffet • Tea & coffee
• Cold platters • Fruit juices
• Sweets & cheeses • Wine & beer

Food & Drink included

Our Kaiarahi Plus service provides hot and cold buffet dishes throughout the journey for you to nibble on at your leisure. And if you want to indulge in one of New Zealand's famous wines or a local craft beer, then choose your favourite or ask for recommendations at the complimentary bar.

On morning sailings, you can expect cooked breakfast to be waiting for you when you board, with coffees, teas, and juices. For a lighter breakfast, we also serve a continental breakfast, fruit salads and cereals.   

During afternoon and evening sailings, we serve a mixture of hot and cold meals, desserts, sandwiches and snacks.   


Our Kaiarahi Plus Lounge provides a calm and spacious way to enjoy the Cook Strait crossing
Our Kaiarahi Plus Lounge provides a calm and spacious way to enjoy the Cook Strait crossing Relax in elegant style in our Interislander Plus lounges Our Interislander Plus cold buffet will make your eyes pop!

How to upgrade to Kaiarahi Plus

Entry to our Kaiarahi Plus lounge can be added to any Kaiarahi sailing, regardless of the fare-type you have chosen.

When making your Kaiarahi booking online, you'll be given the option to add the Plus Lounge if it is still available and providing you have no children on your booking.

If you have already booked online to sail aboard Kaiarahi, then you can login to your booking and add the Plus Lounge now. 

Alternatively, you can call our Contact Centre to add Kaiarahi Plus to your booking or visit the onboard Shop once aboard. However, we recommend booking Kaiarahi Plus well in advance as it is very popular fills up quickly.



Standard adult: $80 
Nautical Miles Gold: $40
Nautical Miles Silver: $60

Interislander Plus is restricted to passengers aged 18 years and over



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