Cruising Cook Strait 'sixties-style'

In the late 1960s A.H. & A.W. Reed published a souvenir pictorial booklet called Cook Strait seaway. Click on the photograph above to see images from the booklet.

When crossing Cook Strait, between the two main islands of New Zealand, you travel a route as romantic as any in the world ... To the many people who tour by motor car these vessels [Aramoana and Aranui] have opened new horizons.

Once on board, the feverish home-leaving preparations are forgotten and in a relaxed mood the travellers enjoy the splendid facilities of a vessel especially built to cater for the Cook Strait journey.