The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION IN QUEENSTOWN

Rooms from $205 a night. Whole House from $400 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 $205/night
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Room two king size bed

Room Two

Sleeps 2, King size bed or Twin beds

From $205/night
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Room three bathroom

Room Three

Sleeps 2, Queen size bed

From $205/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.

kumeukiwi
kumeukiwi
28. June, 2022.
Verified
Fabulous. Atmospheric. Welcoming Such a lovely welcoming stay. Hosts wonderful. Fire stoked. Great breakfast. Home baking. Right on fabulous walk ways.Lots of help with places to see. Clean and immaculate. Would definitely stay again. Easy reach of everything if you have a car
Niki Loe
Niki Loe
22. March, 2022.
Verified
The enchanted wood An utterly delicious experience in every single way- Dan & Mitzi are the most wonderful hosts & humans you’ll ever meet (and wow can they cook 🙌), stunning location amongst the mountains & roses, DIVINE!!! You will want to come back again, & again & again! This was our 2nd time and we can’t wait to come back again! Magic xx
KmCg
KmCg
1. May, 2021.
Verified
So good you want to keep it secret We’ve traveled all over the world, and we will be back to the ferry!!Seamless changing of reservation details prior to arrival, walked in the door to a roaring fire, home baking, bread in the bread maker and a friendly but non intrusive host, perfect This feels like a peaceful home, beautiful beds, lovely and warm with everything you need. Spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed. We loved every minute of it, it’s the perfect Qtown stop on our family tour ♥️ thanks Mitzi, Dan and whānau for taking such great care of ours
Lis Heath
Lis Heath
9. February, 2021.
Verified
Family getaway We enjoyed a wonderful weekend away to celebrate Mum and Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary and everything about the Ferry was perfect! From the idyllic setting just 10 mins away from Queenstown, to beautiful rooms faithfully decorated in keeping with its history, to the home baked bread and cookies on our arrival. Thanks Dan and Mitzi, we will definitely be back!
Hannah
Hannah
18. October, 2020.
Verified
Highly Recommend - Stay Here! What a fantastic stay! This was one of our favorite places. Mitzi & Dan, the hosts, were super accommodating, but also let us be, having the house to ourselves along with the other few guests to prepare meals, explore the property. They made a delicious breakfast made to order, and on a day leaving very early they packed us a sack breakfast the night before. Extremely thoughtful and courteous hosts. The location is outside of Queenstown but is an easy drive to get there, and they will give you the best way to go to avoid the traffic. We were there for three days but could have easily stayed longer.
Zuzanna S
Zuzanna S
16. May, 2020.
Verified
Birthday Stay We stayed in The Ferry for the night of my birthday a few days ago, Dan and Mitzi were fabulous hosts! The stay made my birthday extra special. The B&B is absolutely stunning, we were in a little cabin just behind the actual building and it was immaculate, so warm and cosy. The location is perfect too, it’s right opposite the historic Shotover bridge and the walk underneath the B&B itself follows the river which was amazing. They even let us walk their gorgeous little dog - Mavis! Beautiful B&B and amazing location. Would totally recommend.
Barb and Greg McOmish
Barb and Greg McOmish
22. March, 2020.
Verified
The Old Ferry Hotel Queenstown It had been a dream of ours to holiday in the South Island NZ but work and travel elsewhere had intervened. Upon retirement, why not begin with a stay at The Old Ferry Hotel! Just a hunch but this place looked like a home away from well, home. And so it was. Hosts Dan and Mitzi treated us to a memorable weekend in their charming retreat high above the Shotover river, Queenstown. The Old Ferry is low key, non corporate, and ticks all the boxes if, like us, you tire of hotels that could be just anywhere on the planet. We began with tea and biscuits in the farmhouse kitchen, marvelled at the well appointed room with ensuite and at day's end slept comfortably. Breakfast was a revelation (thankyou Mitzi ) with home made traditional choices and no stinting on portions. It was hard to leave The Old Ferry to explore the town beyond. We so appreciated Dan's advice on local attractions and found an excellent pub serving the best Guinness. The Old Ferry and its wonderful hosts provided this couple with simply the best weekend getaway, ever. We will return!
Pip W
Pip W
5. March, 2020.
Verified
Superlative! Everything here is perfect. The hosts Dan and Mitzi are charming and we felt we had known them for years. Dan even suggested a small change to our itinerary which made our holiday so much better and saved us both time and money. If you want a peaceful stay in an idyllic location with charming hosts, lovely comfy bed, smashing breakfast, great shower then this is the place for you. I was missing my dog so they encouraged me to have lots of cuddles with their dog Mitzi. The silkie chickens and the guinea pigs were also very entertaining.We can't fault this place.
skylarkGlos
skylarkGlos
27. February, 2020.
Verified
All the comforts of Home As we approached this Bed and Breakfast it had the feeling of being cosy. We were not disappointed. Dan made us so welcome with a cup of tea and Mitzi had baked cookies for us and the other guests to share. Our room was in keeping with the age of the building but had all the modern necessities. The bed was comfortable and there was always hot water. Breakfast was taken in the communal dining area around a single table so the conversation flowed freely. There is a choice of hot breakfasts and a great range of cereals together with preserves a plenty to eat with your home baked bread. They offered excellent advice as to what to do and where to go. A most enjoyable 3 days and to be thoroughly recommended. We did however, miss the ability to make an early morning cup of tea in our room, this was available in the kitchen, but we would have to dress to do so.
M&K
M&K
8. February, 2020.
Verified
Location, comfort, friendly, country garden Mitsi & Dan are great hosts. Stayed long enough to try every hot breakfast option which were all great. Can enjoy all the delights of the area & avoid the traffic. Bile trails close by. Country comfort with additional elegant touches. Great hot shower.

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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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