Travelling with your pet requires some planning.
In their suitcase remember to bring everything they need and make sure they are up to date with all their vaccinations, worming and flea treatments.
Transport them safely so they don't get in the way of the driver or passengers. For a dog a well-fitted harness and seatbelt adaptor is a good idea. We supply a cover for the seat, please do not use your own dog blankets.
Travelling through National Parks
Essentially, National Parks, along with other areas that have populations of endangered species, do not allow dogs. When travelling with your dog through a national park, you need to research if you can even stop there. That includes Egmont, Nelson Lakes, Franz Josef, and Mount Aspiring National Parks to name but a few. If you want to make the most of being able to see these places, you’re best to book your pet into a local boarding kennel in advance.
Check the pet policy at your desired campground- some do not allow pets. Camping apps are great for locating pet-friendly camping spots.
Keep your dog on a lead and not just freely roaming outside around the motorhome.
Pets can travel on the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries.
Kennels are available on all ships and can be added to your booking ($15 each way).
Cats and other small animals can be carried in a suitable pet carrier and checked in.
Please read the ferry travel tips and pet policies before travelling to help your pet stay comfortable during the journey.