Once you create a New Zealand booking which includes travel in both the north and south island, a staff member will split your rental into two separate bookings, one for each island. This will not affect the price you have been quoted. You need to advise Europcar when you intend to cross to the other island. When you come to the island crossing, you will drop off the vehicle at the Europcar ferry terminal station. You and your belongings can travel across The Cook Strait on board a ferry service (see below). When you arrive at either Wellington or Picton, visit the Europcar station and another vehicle (same size and features as the original vehicle) will be ready.
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your interisland travel is hassle-free:
Regular ferry services run between the islands from Wellington (North Island) and Picton (South Island). Ferry crossings take approximately three hours. There are two ferry providers - Interislander and Bluebridge. Note that In Wellington, Interislander is closer to Europcar than Bluebridge, however Bluebridge has a shuttle bus which leaves the Europcar station 1 hour prior to the ferry departure time. Please be note the ferry departure and arrival times as well as the fare information by visiting the websites below.
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