Take the lake

An hourly ferry service connecting Frankton & Queenstown Bay on beautiful Lake Wakatipu
Next ferry leaving Queenstown Bay
Next ferry leaving Frankton


**Please check our facebook page for the latest schedule updates, cancellation etc.**

Queenstown Ferries is a scheduled ferry service operating daily between Queenstown Bay and Frankton with a stop at Bayview.

  • Early morning commuting trips
  • Late trips on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Beat traffic and save on parking


From Queenstown
From Frankton
QTN Bay Bayview Hilton
7:45am 7:52am 8:05am
8:45am 8:52am 9:05am
9:45am 9:52am 10:05am
10:45am 10:52am 11:05am
11:45am 11:52am 12:05pm
1:45pm 1:52pm 2:05pm
3:45pm 3:52pm 4:05pm
4:45pm 4:52pm 5:05pm
5:45pm 5:52pm 6:05pm
7:45pm 7:52pm 8:05pm
8:45pm 8:52pm 9:05pm
9:45pm 9:52pm 10:05pm
10:45pm* 10:52pm* 11:05pm*
Hilton Bayview QTN Bay
8:15am 8:24am 8:35am
9:15am 9:24am 9:35am
10:15am 10:24am 10:35am
11:15am 11:24am 11:35am
12:15pm 12:24pm 12:35pm
2:15pm 2:24pm 2:35pm
4:15pm 4:24pm 4:35pm
5:15pm 5:24pm 5:35pm
6:15pm 6:24pm 6:35pm
8:15pm 8:24pm 8:35pm
9:15pm 9:24pm 9:35pm
10:15pm* 10:24pm* 10:35pm*

* only on Friday and Saturday


Click on any stop below to see in Google Maps.

Map of Queestown ferry pick ups on Lake Wakaipu


Just hop on board and pay the driver. We accept cash and electronic payments.

Concession 10 trips


Find us
80 Beach Street, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand
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How do I buy a ticket?
There is no need to pre-purchase a ticket just pay the driver when you hop on board.
Do we have to book?
No. This is a scheduled service, so hop on and pay the driver.
Where do I catch the ferry?
There are three stops where you can get on and off the ferry. Use the map on the home page to find the nearest one to your location.
How much does it cost?
The ferry is $9 one way, $15 return or you can purchase a 10 trip concession card for $49, which makes it only $4.90 one way.
How often does it leave?
Please view the timetable on the home page for the latest leaving times.
How long does it take?
The trip from Frankton to Queenstown (or vice versa) generally takes around 30 minutes.
Can I fish from the ferry?
Can I take my bike over on the ferry?
No, not currently. However, this is something we are looking into.
Do you have child prices for the ferry?
No. The pricing structure is currently as low as we can go.
Do you allow dogs on Queenstown Ferries?
Yes. We welcome furry friends.
Where else can Queenstown Ferries take us?
Queenstown Ferries has a set route and timetable to allow a streamlined, reliable service. However, Queenstown Water Taxi’s can take you anywhere on Lake Wakatipu. You can go for a remote picnic at Bob’s Cove or a hike at Mt Nicholas Station.