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Make sure you double check you preferred route and journey times on your day of travel!
Don't miss the boat!
New Zealand's landscape and heavy weather systems can cause roads to be closed at short notice. So, when it comes to travelling long distances to catch the ferry, it is always best to give yourself plenty of time.
Our recommendation is that you plan your driving route using the NZTA Journey Planner. The planner will flag any road closures, hazards or delays and give you the fastest route and approximate journey time.
We recommend you check the NZTA Journey Planner the night before you sail to ensure your preferred route is open and not experiencing heavy delays or partial closures. You should then check again in the morning before setting off.
If you are running late and think you might miss the boat, then call the terminal as early as possible to let them know:
- Wellington: 04 815 9617
- Picton: 03 520 3235