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Austraila to New Zealnd via Ferry

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1. Posted by ABozier (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi ,

i was wondering if there is a Ferry service to New Zealand from Austraila, i thought about flying over , but im just trying to find out any cheaper options.

and is it differcult to get accepted on a cargo ship ??

thanks

Ash

2. Posted by Araluen (Respected Member 346 posts) 7y

There's no such thing as a ferry between Australia and NZ - it doesn't exist. And if it did, it'd cost far more than flying.
It's much cheaper to fly to Tasmania than it is to get the ferry (Spirit of Tasmania) from Melbourne to Devonport.

3. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

there is like 1300 miles of ocean in between the two countries!

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

No such thing. Plus, flying would be cheaper.

5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

Quoting Whistler 2

It's much cheaper to fly to Tasmania than it is to get the ferry (Spirit of Tasmania) from Melbourne to Devonport.

Most the time that is true although often if you book at the last minute it is cheaper on the Spirit of Tasmania than flying. I recently booked a flight for someone from Melbourne to Hobart a day before departure for $329.00AUD (this is a common price for a late flight booking when it has low availability) and the Spirit of Tasmania can cost as low as $99.00 per person at this time of year (the shoulder season) or as low as $69 per person in the winter time (off-peak season) in an Ocean View Recliner without a vehicle. The Ocean View recliners are not the most comfortable things to sit in overnight, but still $69 isn't too bad at all when you consider the cost of a last minute flight. If you book well in advance then it is usually far cheaper flying than getting the boat.

P&O have a cruise that does go from Australia to New Zealand a few times a year, but it is a cruise and not a ferry service (and it is considerably more expensive than flying).

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2009, at 23:26 by aharrold45 ]

6. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

You can get a flight with jetstar for about £60 to £70 one way a ferry if it existed would cost much more than that