The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

The Ferry Bed and Breakfast

Winter Stays

Winter is a fantastic time to visit The Ferry, with 4 Ski Resorts to choose from, all within a 1-hour drive away.

Central to both Queenstown mountains, The Ferry is the perfect ski base. No need to phone for a Snow Report, just step out onto the verandah to look up to the slopes of Coronet Peak.

After a day on the slopes return back home to unwind in front of the huge wood fire in the guest lounge that has been kept burning all day long. Ideal for small groups or families comprising 3 bedrooms, all ensuite, a country styled kitchen, guest laundry and drying room and a cosy intimate lounge where you can relax.


View of Queenstown

Coronet Peak

10 minutes drive to the access road.

The Remarkables

15 minutes drive to the access road.

Cardrona Alpine Resort

30 minutes drive to the access road.

Treble Cone

50 minutes drive to the access road.

Contact us for Whole House Rates and Winter Specials. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

When is the ski season?

The Queenstown & Wanaka ski season runs from June to October. Opening and closing dates vary depending on snow conditions.  Check with the links on our Winter Stays page for more information on each mountain.

How far are you from the mountains?

Coronet Peak is the closest mountain to The Ferry, in fact you can see it by looking up from the front door.  It is a scenic 20 minute drive on a fully sealed road to reach the base building.

Make sure you allow plenty of time to get up the mountain in winter and always carry chains and drive to the conditions. You can check road and weather conditions on the snow report. Coronet Peak Weather – Coronet Peak | Ski New Zealand

Will I be cold? & How is The Ferry heated?

No matter the weather outside we hope that you will be warm and toasty inside.  The main house is kept warm by a huge log burner in the lounge. There is also a heat pump, heat transfer system, central heating in the bedrooms, electric blankets and even an old school coal range in the kitchen.

What are the average temperatures in winter?

Temperatures during winter in Queenstown usually range from 5-8°C in the day time. The nights are often cold and frosty with the temperature dropping to -5°C on very cold nights. The days are short and crisp, but provide incredible blue skies and fresh crisp mornings.

You can find the latest Queenstown weather here.