Take the lake

Travel Wakatipu from just $4.90 per trip
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 new scheduled ferry service operating daily between Queenstown Bay and Frankton with five stops.

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


From Queenstown
From Frankton
QTN Bay QTN Golf
Bayview The Rees Marina Hilton
7:45am 7:48am 8:10am
8:45am 8:48am 8:52am 8:55am 9:00am 9:10am
9:45am 9:48am 9:52am 9:55am 10:00am 10:10am
10:45am 10:48am 10:52am 10:55am 11:00am 11:10am
11:45am 11:48am 11:52am 11:55am 12:00pm 12:10pm
1:45pm 1:48pm 1:52pm 1:55pm 2:00pm 2:10pm
3:45pm 3:48pm 3:52pm 3:55pm 4:00pm 4:10pm
4:45pm 4:48pm 4:52pm 4:55pm 5:00pm 5:10pm
5:45pm 5:48pm 5:52pm 5:55pm 6:00pm 6:10pm
6:45pm 6:48pm 6:52pm 6:55pm 7:00pm 7:10pm
7:45pm 7:48pm 7:52pm 7:55pm 8:00pm 8:10pm
8:45pm 8:52pm 8:55pm 9:00pm 9:10pm
9:45pm 9:52pm 9:55pm 10:00pm 10:10pm
10:45pm* 10:52pm* 10:55pm* 11:00pm* 11:10pm*
Hilton Marina The Rees Bayview QTN Golf
7:15am 7:20am 7:25am 7:28am 7:32am 7:40am
8:15am 8:20am 8:25am 8:28am 8:32am 8:40am
9:15am 9:20am 9:25am 9:28am 9:32am 9:40am
10:15am 10:20am 10:25am 10:28am 10:32am 10:40am
11:15am 11:20am 11:25am 11:28am 11:32am 11:40am
12:15pm 12:20pm 12:25pm 12:28pm 12:32pm 12:40pm
2:15pm 2:20pm 2:25pm 2:28pm 2:32pm 2:40pm
4:15pm 4:20pm 4:25pm 4:28pm 4:32pm 4:40pm
5:15pm 5:20pm 5:25pm 5:28pm 5:32pm 5:40pm
6:15pm 6:20pm 6:25pm 6:28pm 6:32pm 6:40pm
7:15pm 7:20pm 7:25pm 7:28pm 7:32pm 7:40pm
8:15pm 8:20pm 8:25pm 8:28pm 8:32pm 8:40pm
9:15pm 9:20pm 9:25pm 9:28pm 9:40pm
10:15pm 10:20pm 10:25pm 10:28pm 10:40pm

* 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 five 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.