New Zealand Motor Caravan Association

Here at Interislander we welcome thousands of NZMCA members on-board every year. We have been getting members across the Strait for over 50 years and offer all NZMCA members, new and old, discounted fares.


Get discounted travel with the NZMCA

If you own or are considering purchasing a motor home, caravan, fifth wheeler or slide on camper, one of the best things you can do is join the NZMCA (New Zealand Motor Caravan Association).

Interislander's long-standing partnership with NZMCA means that members receive a range of fantastic deals. With cheaper fares, more flexible terms and discounted Interislander Plus lounges access, your NZMCA membership automatically makes you a member of our special Interislander NZMCA club!

If you already are a member then you can click the Search Fares box below to start booking discounted fares using your NZMCA discount code.

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These very special rates and benefits aren’t available to the general public, so you must show your NZMCA card at check-in.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the service that has been part of the New Zealand landscape for over 50 years.

Please note: Group Discounts are not available from 19th December to 31st January (peak period).


Benefits for NZMCA members

Discounted Interislander Plus upgrades

With relaxing sofas and complimentary food and drink, our child-free Interislander Plus Lounges are an oasis of calm where you can enjoy a touch of indulgence whilst crossing the Strait. Usually $55, NZMCA members can upgrade to the Interislander Plus Lounge for just $45.

Extra-flexible fares

Staying at the beach an and extra night to enjoy the sunset or need to make an unscheduled mechanical stop?  You can call us anytime up to 2 hours before to your scheduled sailing and change your travel plans free of charge. And, in the event that you have to cancel completely, you’ll get a 90% refund!

Easiest drive-on drive-off

Did you know our biggest ferries, Kaitaki and Kaiarahi, are the only ferries on Cook Strait where you can drive on and drive off without having to turn your vehicle? You just drive through the bow door to board and out the stern door to disembark.

Easy for everyone, and perfect for fifth-wheelers.

The widest choice of sailing times

We have three Interislander ferries which operate around the clock every day of the year. With up to twelve sailings across the Cook Strait each day, you can pretty much choose to sail at a time that suits you!

Earn Nautical Dollars for future travel

If you're a frequent Interislander passenger, you could also benefit from our Nautical Miles programme. 

With Nautical Miles, you collect Nautical Dollars with every crossing and can use them to pay for Interislander travel just like real dollars! Nautical Miles dollars can be used in conjunction with your NZMCA discount and you can also get priority unloading to beat the traffic off the boat!

See the Nautical Miles page for more detail.