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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.

Travel in style, "TAKE THE LAKE"

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

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Quick, fun and great views

You can't go to Queenstown and not travel on the water taxis! They are super quick and the views you get from the water are super. We travelled from the Hilton to Queenstown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becca H
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't go to Queenstown and not travel on the water taxis! They are super quick and the views you get from the water are super. We travelled from the Hilton to Queenstown using water taxis - it costs $10 per person... in comparison to a normal taxi which would be around $50-60! Smart way to travel.

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Thank Becca H
Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water taxis priovides the locals as well as the tourist transportation means between the shores of the lake Wakatipu to the Queentown downtown harbour. The journey about 13 minutes costs the riders 10 NZD, a reasonale price.

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Thank Vuong N
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to travel as we were staying at Hilton Double tree on the otherside of the lake. Driving in is hard to get a parking, and the water Taxi make everthing seems so much earlier. Will definately do it again.

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Thank raymondkiwi9
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took multiple trips on the water taxi between Hilton Hotel and Queenstown wharf. Lovely ride every time at a reasonable price. Great way to enjoy the lake without committing to a tour boat.

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Thank Keith C
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the water taxi into Queenstown and back from the Hilton where we were staying and it was such an amazing experience. We left just as the sun was starting to set and the views were breathtaking being on the water. The service was fantastic and the boat driver very polite and helpful. Would reccommend to everyone!!

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Thank Monkeywave
Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this taxi ride! Hands down the most scenic taxi in the world!!!! Not only is it scenic it is truly a fun ride and at the same time you beat the traffic. Great staff, really obliging. It adds another dimension when you can get out on the lake instead of just looking at it. Anne H.

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Thank amhailes
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If you are at the Hilton, this has to be the best way to get into town, (Make sure you book at the Hilton first - no booking required for the return). Even as a trip on the lake this is just plain fun. Makes return trips roughly every hour and the Queenstown waterfront is worth the visit.

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Thank Gelmoat
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a great way to get from anywhere around the lake to the waterfront. The lines can be long in the late afternoon and evening so get there early.

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Thank Pruguy
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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
Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

We try our best !! Glad you enjoyed our service :) Thanks More 

Avon, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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
Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, our Water Taxis drivers also man the after hours booking phone so they can take last minute bookings. I hope our service got you from A to B safely. Thanks More 

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