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Information on Interislander’s current Cook Strait ferries The dolphin that appears on the Interislander logo is inspired by the dolphin Tuhirangi, later called . Interislander is a road and rail ferry service across New Zealand’s Cook Strait, between interislander logo · Type. Part of state-owned enterprise. Industry, Rail . Main navigation. Interislander · Northern Explorer · Coastal Pacific · TranzAlpine. Interislander. Login. Login. Username (email address/Nautical Miles Number).

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The “Vomit Comet”, as it was sometimes dubbed, was an initial success, taking half the time of the regular Interislander ferries. The ship chosen for rebuilding was the newer of the two freight ferries, Aratika, and in early she sailed for Hong Kong where she was rebuilt as a passenger ferry by the Hong Kong United Dockyard.

Pelorus Jack was an icon to Cook Strait travellers from through to around New Zealand History online. This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat You need to have JavaScript enabled to use the booking functionality on this site. New Zealand railways were privatised inbeing purchased by Wisconsin.

Two years later the French yard Dubigeon-Normandie delivered a second freight ferry, named Aratika.

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Before the North Island and South Island rail networks were not connected, and the New Zealand Railways Department struggled to compete with ships for inter-island transport. It is important to choose this trailer type when carrying livestock as these cannot be safely carried in swells in excess of 3m.

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Another mystery surrounding the dolphin is its sex. Please ensure that the length is correct so that we allocate sufficient space. Car Sedans, sports cars, station wagons and people movers. If you are carrying dangerous loog or have a truck exceeding kg please contact our freight team.


Book your journey Travel Details. The service was an immediate success, although it was criticised for high prices. For more than 20 years Pelorus Jack accompanied ships across Cook Strait. Equestrian Vehicle Covers trucks carrying horses or other livestock less than kg in weight and up to 8 metres in length. We require this information to ensure you are parked in an appropriate location on the ship.

Equestrian Vehicle kg Covers trucks carrying horses or other livestock between loho and kg weight and up to 8 metres in length. Vehicles in excess of kg must be booked as a commercial vehicle and must have lashing points. Aramoana took just 3 hours 20 minutes to cross Cook Strait, dramatically decreasing time between the two islands for cars and passengers – Wellington to Christchurch travel time was reduced from 11 hours on the Union ferry to 9 hours by Railways ferry and road.

If your trailer exceeds kg, please contact our freight team. Arahura last sailed on 29 Julyand interis,ander Stena Alegrarefurbished and renamed Kaiarahientered service in September New Zealand Railways were also actively promoting the carriage of freight by rail wagon and utilising one wagon for the entire journey across Cook Strait by the rail ferries.

InInterislander became part of The Great Journeys of New Zealanda new tourism brand created by KiwiRail to unite their four scenic passenger services: Information on past Cook Strait ferries. If you want to make a booking, please call our booking team on or email sales interislander.

She was the first of the ferries to be manned by New Zealand Railways staff. If you’ve booked with us before or you’re a Nautical Miles member, you can login to speed up your booking.


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Kaitaki was the first Interislander ferry without a rail deck, and the first with a bow door all the other ferries were stern boarding. Languages Deutsch Norsk Edit links.

The older Aramoana was upgraded at Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, while Aranui was modified locally. Rail transport in New Zealand Ferry transport. Van All standard van types. Inspeed restrictions were imposed in Wellington harbour to reduce wash and protect ships berthed at Aotea Quay, and in May an knot speed limit was imposed on all ships in the Marlborough Sounds after residents complained of shoreline damage caused by the ferries.

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Retrieved from ” https: The service dramatically increased efficiency, since freight could stay in the same wagon the whole journey, reducing time and money. The dolphin that appears on the Interislander logo is inspired by the dolphin Tuhirangi, later called Pelorus Jack by European settlers.

The Lynx was cancelled in due to large losses. AratereKaiarahi and Kaitaki. The service dramatically increased efficiency – rail wagons could simply be shunted onto the ferry at Wellington, and shunted off again at Picton. It is owned and operated by state-owned rail operator KiwiRail.

However, there was a fine line to tread when it came to setting the price – too low, and shipping companies and airlines would claim unfair competition. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 16 November