How do I buy a ticket?
There is no need to pre-purchase a ticket, for the water taxi you pay cash on board to the driver.
What is the cost each way?
The water taxi is $10 per adult, $5 for a child under 12 & free for children under the age of 5.
How long does it take to get to Queenstown?
The general trip is 15-20 mins from Hilton to Queenstown, private charters differ in timings depending on location.
Where else can the Water Taxi take us?
The water taxis can take you anywhere on Lake Wakatipu, you can go for a remote picnic at Bob’s Cove or a hike at Mt Nicolas Station.
Where do I wait for the Water Taxi?
If you are departing Queenstown bay, there is a waiting area outside the Kiosk, if you are at a jetty you need to phone ahead and be on the jetty awaiting the arrival of the taxi.
How often does it leave?
Please visit our schedule for the up to date timetable. If you are booking a private charter you can book 24 hrs, 365 days.