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
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.
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.
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.
Find the answers to the most common questions asked by our lovely guests.
Winter is a fantastic time to visit The Ferry, with 4 Ski Resorts to choose from.
AT YOUR SERVICE
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.
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.
Read what some of our guests are saying about their experience.