The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

5 Romantic things to do in Queenstown

Now that you’ve booked your Queenstown accommodation, let The Ferry Bed & Breakfast help you make the most of your time in this special place with our top romantic ideas to wow your partner!

Hot Tub on the Hill Side

Situated only 5 minuets drive from The Ferry, in a scenic hillside area looking out across Lake Johnson with fabulous views to Coronet Peak. This is not as commercial as Onsen Hot Pools and offers a real secluded hot tub experience. Make the use of our picnic basket and treat your partner to an unforgettable experience.
hot tub on the hill side

Stargazing at Moke Lake

A 30 minute drive from our Bed & Breakfast accommodation, head back out on SH6A pass through Queenstown and continue on the Glenorchy Road for 10 minutes to you see the Moke Lake turnoff. Take care especially in winter as parts of the Moke Lake Road are unsealed.

You will be rewarded with fantastic vistas and a beautiful un developed natural area not affected by light pollution. Ask to borrow a blanket and we can make you a flask of hot chocolate to keep you warm while you wait for mother nature to do her thing

star gazing at moke lake

Astrophotography at Moke Lake. Image credit @zlycoco on Instagram

Bike Ride through the Vineyards

Grab a bike and step outside our accommodation right onto the Queenstown Trails. We have some vintage style city bikes available free for our guests, but our recommendation is to hire an E Bike and really unlock the area.

Around The Basin Bike Tours, can take the stress and hassle out of this and arrange for bikes to be dropped right outside The Ferry Bed & Breakfast. Save your legs and have them take you back home in their courtesy shuttle after a romantic day cycling through stunning scenary, with at least 7 plus wineries to call on, bike over some epic bridges and pass by the world-famous Bungy Bridge, not to mention a scrumptious lunch at Gibbston Valley. If wine is not your thing there are even a couple of breweries and Cheesery to sample.

bike ride through vineyard

Photo courtesy of Destination Queenstown – Edgar Bridge [click the link for a street view of the trail.]

TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruise

There is no more romantic way to take in Queenstown’s stunning landscape then a cruise across beautiful Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic 100 year old steam powered ship.

Built the same year as the Titanic in 1912, you can get your Rose and Jack on, and recreate that famous scene for your Instagram post. The Earnslaw is a piece of Queenstown floating history, make sure you explore the inner workings of the ship including the engine room, and study the collection of old photos on display.

We highly recommend getting off at Walter Peak and taking either lunch or dinner at the homestead, to complete the experience.

Bookings essential check TSS Earnslaw Cruises Queenstown | RealNZ

Cruise ship on a lake

Picnic at Deer Park Heights

Grab our picnic basket, fill up with supplies and enjoy a day away from the crowds taking in the stunning scenery.

Only 20 minutes drive from The Ferry Bed & Breakfast, this is our special Queenstown spot. The Park is open from 7am – 10pm in summer, and 7am – 7pm in winter. Cost is $55 for the car for the day.

Watching the sunset from up here is a truly magical experience. Did we mention it’s also a working farm, hand feed goats, donkeys, pigs and miniature horses!!!

And if you or your partner are a movie buff, it gets even better. A bunch of films including LOTR, Pete’s Dragon and Wolverine plus countless TV commercials were filmed up here.

To visit Deer Park Heights, you need to make a booking via their website. You will then be sent an access code with your booking confirmation to enter at the toll gate at arrival and exiting. Follow the link Deer Park Heights – Deer Park

sunset at Deer Park Heights
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