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Stewart Island Experience ferry

Stewart Island Experience ferry

 The Stewart Island Experience ferry is shown here passing Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait. Although the strait can be rough and stormy, modern vessels manage the crossing with relative ease. Use of catamarans has also significantly reduced the time taken.

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Gavin McLean, 'Ferries - Cook and Foveaux strait ferries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 11 Mar 2010