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Queenstown Water Taxis

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Address: Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1124
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Queenstown Water Taxis is a great way to see exclusive scenery surrounding...

Queenstown Water Taxis is a great way to see exclusive scenery surrounding Lake Wakatipu, only accessible via water taxi. Charter your vary own boat with an expert guide to make the most of your Queenstown experience, transport to hiking trails, biking trails, golf courses, lakeside dining & much more.

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ON time and efficient this is a brilliant way to go across. Do find out the schedule before hand though to plan your ride.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
thehungryexpat2015
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

ON time and efficient this is a brilliant way to go across. Do find out the schedule before hand though to plan your ride.

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Thank thehungryexpat2015
Avon, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride was good but the driver had no personality. He stayed on his phone the entire trip. I wouldn't ride it again unless all taxi's were unavailable.

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Thank shrewcrew
Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can travel from Queenstown and drop off at various wharfs around the lake, go for a walk and come back to Queenstown the same way. If you are staying at the Hilton its the best way to get to town, and come back, last boat around 1030, but check that.

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Thank aliebeau
Haley K, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us as we really do appreciate it. In Queenstown it has to be one of the most beautiful ways to get about and as you said combining it with some walks along the bay is a great idea. More 

Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Doubletree Hotel which quite a ways from downtown Queenstown. The only real way to get to town from the hotel was by the water taxi. The ride is very fast. The operator was efficient yet careful that we were fully settled before the boat was a full speed. One has to be aware of the taxi... More 

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Thank Ron A
Haley K, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

So glad you decided to take the lake with the Water taxi! Its such a unique way to get around Queenstown especially from Double tree Hilton. Safety is paramount with us and glad to hear you noticed that. Thank you again! More 

Idleyld Park, Oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

Cheaper than a cab and the view of the Lake and mountains is great. For $10.00 they will pick-up at several docks along the lake...

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Thank Bill B
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback. Yes, we will collect and drop off from anywhere along the Frankton Arm (where there's a jetty, of course). You just need to call us and let us know! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntington Beach, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

$10 each way, but saves you in the long run. If you are out of town and go by taxi, it will cost you around $70 each way.

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Thank Amy P
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and taxi comparison! It's good to see it laid out like that because with all this road traffic at the moment, the price does climb! We hope to see you again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The water taxis are a little expensive but helpful if the Hilton shuttle doesn't have service when you need it.

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Thank bapg2016
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We find the water taxis are competitively priced when you compared to taking a road taxi from the Hilton, but yes, the Hilton has a small free shuttle if you're staying there and if it's not already full. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We tried the Car Taxi from the Hilton into town service was great and the cab driver was supper helpful and chatty. the Water taxi is a far cheaper way to get to and from the Hilton , golf club and the mariner , the water taxi team are friendly and happy to assist . Recommend to anyone.

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Thank JONWILL101
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Will pass on your feedback to our drivers and team! Glad you could use the water taxi for the golf course and marina stops too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Easier than driving around the lake. Very skilled boat driver -- I've owned a boat and can tell she knew how to dock very safely. A bit crowded but we were there during peak season. Nice option!

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Thank John T
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Yes, peak season is always a tricky one to get around Queenstown in, but glad you got to experience the Water Taxi! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Cheaper than a road Taxi and a whole lot nicer way to travel. Driver was friendly and the views are obvioulsy amazing. Regular times through the day and a fun way to get around. Why not walk from Queenstown to the Hilton in Kelvin Heights on the trail and use the water Taxi to get back to town.

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Thank Martin D
QTWatertaxiTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and recommendation for a great transport service around Queenstown! Yes, definitely walk and catch the taxi back, it makes it much more fun. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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