Checking-in with a motorcycle

Interislander loading vehicles at Wellington

If you are travelling by motorcycle, please arrive no later than 1 hour prior to departure time.

To minimise delays, please have your booking details ready to present to check-in staff.

Prior to check-in

  • New bookings and payment of existing bookings must be completed at the passenger terminal.
  • Bring tie downs to secure your motorcycle.


Pack a small bag for the journey (see Travel tips)

  • Carry-on allowance is one small bag and one handbag/laptop bag


 Motorcycle check-in procedure

  • Arrive at least 1 hour before departure
  • Follow signs for vehicle check-in
  • Have your ticket ready for check-in booth attendant
  • Stop at check-in booth and exchange ticket for boarding passes
  • Follow marshal's instructions to boarding lane and park
  • Wait for marshal's instruction to board
  • You must wear a helmet whilst boarding the ship
  • Do not use cell phones during boarding
  • Once on board, follow onboard marshal's directions to park
  • Turn off alarm and anti-tow alarm (if present)
  • Secure your motorcycle with your tie downs -  Motorcycle Tie Down Guidelines


More important information...

If you will be carrying dangerous goods or have any questions about what goods are classed as dangerous, the please click here.