Baggage allowances

When travelling on foot, you'll need to ensure your luggage fits within our baggage allowances. Reading our policies before arriving will help ensure you sail through Check-In.

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We only carry personal luggage and sporting equipment. You must contact a courier service if you need to transport household goods, machinery, or transport items unattended.

Luggage allowance:

  • Carry-on: one small bag and one handbag or laptop bag
  • Check-in: two (2) items of check-in luggage per person
  • Size limits: 32kg / 200 linear centimetres per bag
  • Excess luggage: $10 per item

Luggage specifications

Carry-on baggage

You can carry one small bag plus one handbag or laptop bag aboard with you.

Carry-on bag limits are:

  • Maximum weight: 7kg
  • Maximum size: 118 linear centimetres

For the safety and comfort of everyone on board, large bags are not allowed in our passenger areas and must be checked in.


Pack a small day-bag or handbag to carry on board. Read our Travel tips for information on what to bring.

Check-in luggage

All large bags and suitcases must be checked in, this includes wheeled cabin bags and backpacks.

You may check in two bags as standard. Additional bags can be added at $10 per item (see below).

Check-in luggage limits are:

  • Two 2 bags per person
  • Maximum weight: 32 kilograms per bag
  • Maximum size 200 linear centimetres* 


Musical instruments

Small musical instruments can be taken aboard as hand luggage.

Large musical instruments weighing more than 7kg or classed as oversized will need to be checked in.



Coastal Pacific transfers

Let our check-in staff know you are connecting directly to the Coastal Pacific train and we'll transfer your bags to the Coastal Pacific for you in Picton.

Please ensure your luggage meets the Coastal Pacific Luggage Allowance.


Oversized Baggage

Bags over 32kg or 200 linear centimetres cannot be accepted.


Excess luggage charges

If you need to check in more than two bags and/or musical instruments, then you can pay for Excess Luggage.


per additional item
Standard luggage restrictions apply
Subject to availability

Sporting equipment

Bulky sporting equipment that exceeds our standard baggage allowance can also be booked seperately:


per item

Golf clubs
Cricket bags
Kit bags
Horse whips



All of our ships have bicycle racks in the vehicle decks. Rack space is limited, so we recommend booking in advance. 


per bike

available on all ships
book in advance
bring a lock


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Foot Passenger Check-In

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