The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION IN QUEENSTOWN

Rooms from $220 a night. Whole House from $450 a night.

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BE PART OF THE HISTORY

STEP BACK IN TIME WHEN YOU STAY IN THIS CHARMING 150 YEAR OLD FORMER HOTEL, NOW OPERATING AS A BOUTIQUE BED & BREAKFAST.

Something A Little Bit Special

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The Ferry, now operating as a boutique bed & breakfast is situated in a delightful rural area overlooking the historic Shotover River Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand.

This beautiful heritage home, set amongst an English country style garden welcomes you on arrival. Inside the walls are laden with the building’s fascinating history, transporting you back to the gold mining era of Central Otago.

The perfect base to come home to, after enjoying all Queenstown has on offer. Unwind with a local Pinot by the famous Shotover River, or sit by the roaring fire. Wake up to the song of Bell Birds and a delicious home-cooked breakfast. The Ferry is waiting to meet you.

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ACCOMMODATION

Guest quarters are situated in the historic hotel and former public bar. Guests enjoy the use of a fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge and dining room with a large log burner, laundry, and centrally heated bedrooms, all full of character, history, and old-world charm.

Your host’s accommodation while next door, is completely separate from the adjoining Bed and Breakfast area, ensuring privacy for guests should they desire it.

queen size bedroom

Room One

Sleeps 2, Queen size bed

From $220/night
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Room two king size bed

Room Two

Sleeps 2, King size bed or Twin beds

From $220/night
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Room three bathroom

Room Three

Sleeps 2, Queen size bed

From $220/night
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COVID-19 Policy

In response to Covid-19 and future strains of the virus, we endeavour to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of all of our guests through increased cleaning and hygiene protocols.

To add to your piece of mind, your hosts are also fully vaccinated.

The Ferry Bed & Breakfast will also comply with the current standards as outlined in the Governments Protection Framework.

FAQs

Find the answers to the most common questions asked by our lovely guests. 

Winter Stays

Winter is a fantastic time to visit The Ferry, with 4 Ski Resorts to choose from.

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River by the Bridge

What's nearby?

The Ferry is central to all attractions, a perfect base in the winter for both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Fields. In summer, walking and cycle trails are right on the doorstep.

Shotover River & Trails

160 meters from the house

Queenstown Central Shopping Centre

4.3 km from the house

Amisfield Winery

5.2 km from the house

Lake Hayes

5.5 km from the house

Coronet Peak

15.2 km from the house

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is check in / check out?

Check-in time is from 2 pm and check-out time is 10 am. Where possible, flexibility with early check-in and late check-out will be provided, however, these are unable to be guaranteed. Guests are welcome to store luggage or leave their car parked while they either wait for their room or after departure.

How far is The Ferry from downtown Queenstown?

12km from Queenstown CBD. We are situated in a suburb of Queenstown called Lower Shotover. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel by car into downtown Queenstown. Make sure to ask us for our local tip and travel the back way to avoid the traffic on Frankton Road.

When is the best time to visit?

We think anytime is great to pay us a visit. Summer, autumn, spring or winter, it is hard to choose which season is the best. The four seasons enjoyed in Queenstown are distinctly beautiful and each offers a unique reason to visit. Experience long warm days in summer, take a refreshing dip in the nearby Shotover River. Crisp bluebird days for skiing in winter, beautiful golden landscapes in autumn and spring really brings our wonderful garden with heritage roses back to life.

Will we have snow like in the photo?

Snowfall can happen from May to late September, on average 2-3 times a year a dusting of snow will blanket the Ferry. If you are very lucky you might wake up and mother nature has done her thing.

Can I use the kitchen?

Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen and can use it to prepare meals should they wish.

Reviews

Read what some of our guests are saying about their experience.

Kevin B
Kevin B
25. March, 2024.
Verified
The Perfect Bed & Breakfast at Queenstown New Zealand ! This B&B is amazing! A beautiful historic home just across the street from a historic pedestrian bridge over the Shotover river close to Queenstown. The rooms have warm & inviting furnishings and a private bathroom. The hosts were friendly and accommodating. Every day they served a savory breakfast and even provided one to go on a day that we were traveling early for a day trip to Milford Sound. A quiet location just a hundred yards from beautiful hiking trails along the river. Our four day stay was just too short. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to New Zealand!
JMandTK
JMandTK
13. March, 2024.
Verified
Stand-out accommodation in Queenstown During our 26 days staying at various facilities in the south island, The Ferry B&B was a standout. The breakfast was fantastic, including home-made bread and cooked-to-order items. Homemade goodies to come back to in the evenings was icing on the cake. The atmosphere was peaceful, comfortable, and welcoming. The decor respected the history of the building and area. Facilities were great; e.g. we were able to wash some clothes at no charge. The setting was picturesque. Location was great; it avoided the traffic congestion of Queenstown but everything was still just a quick drive away. Plus walking trails and a historic bridge were just out the door. The hosts have a passion for delivering good service.
Bob P
Bob P
7. March, 2024.
Verified
What A Gem! Dan and Mitze have created a wonderful piece of paradise on the outskirts of Queenstown. The rooms are in great condition and the property is well cared for. There are only three rooms and Dan/Mitze live onsite. Linens were in great shape. Breakfast is a wonderful selection from their menu. There is fresh bread every morning. Eggs come from the chickens in the back yard. Dan was quite helpful in recommending that we do a River Jet Boat trip and meet them at their site, just a short drive away, rather than taking a bus from central Queenstown. Central Queenstown is just 15 minutes away. The airport is less than 10 minutes away. What a gem!
jonotheref
jonotheref
5. February, 2024.
Verified
We'll Be Back Idylic place to stay away from the bustle of Queenstown. Dan and Mitzi are fantastic hosts who go the extra mile to make guests feel special. We absolutely loved the four nights we stayed here it was the perfect location to unwind and take in the natural beauty of Queenstown.
Naomi C
Naomi C
27. January, 2024.
Verified
Came for the breakfast, stayed for the guinea pigs We LOVED this B&B. The room was spotless and cleaned each day, little chocolates placed on our pillows daily too! We were greater warmly and offered tea and Dan gave us local recommendations for dinner that night. Outside the window in room 2 we got to watch their chickens and guinea pigs which was an unexpected highlight! I cannot tell you how much we loved watching them. Breakfast each morning was amazing, Mitzi and Dan had several options for us so we got to try a different breakfast each day. They have oat milk and regular milk which was a big plus! Fresh bread and local jams and honeys. I could go on and on about the breakfast. We were in a rush on the first morning so they had breakfast ready early for us! Getting to eat each morning with the other guests was a delight (we’re a couple in our 20s and we loved getting to talk with some of the older couples staying there!). There were homemade daily treats in the kitchen and they have the B&B set up to feel so homey. They have laundry the guests can use as well! We cannot recommend this place enough! A quick and easy drive into Queenstown and the airport, but out of town enough to avoid some of the hassle.
Lisa and Conrad
Lisa and Conrad
13. December, 2023.
Verified
Charming cottage in a perfect location. This bnb is a special experience. The owners Dan and Mitzi were so welcoming, friendly and full of helpful information. Our room was very comfortable and spotless. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Close to Airport and restaurants.
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Passport13779798890
30. November, 2023.
Verified
This is the place to stay! 10/10 A short drive from the heart of Queenstown, the Ferry is a quaint place to stay if you want the best service. The owners are incredibly friendly and very informative, which was insightful for figuring out our plans around the area. They provide a complimentary breakfast, which is fabulous. Each of their rooms are designed beautifully, and it really felt like I was in the comfort of my own home within the first night of arriving there.
Miranda B
Miranda B
24. November, 2023.
Verified
Great B&B with amazing hosts Lovely B&B, the breakfast was the best breakfast ever! Had an amazing time. Host are very lovely highly recommend staying a few days here. The garden is full with roses and other flowers it's great to see.
Krissp67
Krissp67
19. November, 2023.
Verified
Cozy hotel This hotel is very cozy. The owners are very friendly. The breakfast was very tasty. You can still sit comfortably in the living room in the evening. The bathroom was nicely decorated. You do need a car. It is quietly located; you can walk next to the river.
Lynette G
Lynette G
29. October, 2023.
Verified
Best B & B Queenstown Loved breakfast every morning cooked by Mitzi and served by Dan. Felt like being in a 5 star restaurant. The little extras like the home baked daily treat in the kitchen for everyone and the chocolate/lilac on the pillows each day was so lovely. Also great that they have a kitchen that you can use if you need to cook a meal or make a coffee and washer and dryer also. Plus the fireplace in the guest lounge room was warm and welcoming each night. The house itself is 150 years old having been a hotel back in the day so lots of history there and Dan and Mitzi have done an outstanding job in decorating the house with that old world charm. The minute you arrive and see the lovely wisteria draped over the verandah and the beautiful garden and lawn you can't wait to see inside and it doesn't disappoint. Loved the big comfy bed also and the gorgeous white linen. The 2 luggage stands instead of the usual one was good also for both our bags and made the room a lot tidier. With welcoming hosts like Dan and Mitzi this really was a home away from home.

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A 150-year-old former hotel now runs as a boutique bed & breakfast. Unwind, relax and take in the unique ambience of this accommodation.

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