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Quicker than driving

The water taxi was great because it was a lot quicker than driving to Queenstown from the Hilton... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
emilykerridge
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Brisbane, Australia
Great way to get from the Hilton to Queenstown

We stayed at the Hilton and often the shuttle would be booked up, so we would have to take the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joshua S
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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  • Average3%
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water taxi was great because it was a lot quicker than driving to Queenstown from the Hilton where we were staying. However, it was $10 each one way which was a little pricey if you wanted to go to town every day. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hilton and often the shuttle would be booked up, so we would have to take the water taxi to get back and forth to Queenstown. Its a fast ride into town and a nice way to see the sites. My family...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We stayed at Doubletree by Hilton and had taken water taxi a couple of times to and fro from our hotel to Queenstown. It is really convenient to get into town, the ride takes about 10 to 15 mins and the view along the way...More

1  Thank ningxxx
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

We agree the views from the lake are amazing, great way to double transport with a quick lake cruise, we do offer concession cards for 5 or 10 rides. Thanks

Reviewed 6 July 2018

The water taxi is a very convenient especially for us as we are staying at the Hilton Resort and it's only a 15 minute ride into town. We have taken the water taxi several times and the drivers have been extremely friendly and very happy...More

Thank kgreenwood
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your experience on Queenstown Water Taxis, we hope you equally enjoyed visiting Queenstown :)

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

As the title suggests, I wish I could tell you the great experience I had. Because I didn’t. Called ahead to the company about a few hours before. The man on the phone was very pleasant. Booked a water taxi from the Bay View Jetty....More

1  Thank zanderlopez01
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Josh is a great Water Taxi Driver and great host. "Thank you for choosing to take the Lake" We miss you Josh from Caroline & Rebecca from Sydney Girls :) your mates

1  Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Great views on sunset and Josh made the trip a lot of fun with his happy attitude and local knowledge :)

1  Thank Alana B
ThunderTeam, Director of Sales at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the 5-stars! We're glad you managed to catch the sunset whilst on the Water taxi's - it really is one to remember!

Reviewed 10 April 2018

During our stay in April we even got the $5 per person rate (half the normal rate). We used it to travel to the Queenstown Golf Course. Great way to travel.

Thank royklevmyr
Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We love taking golfers over to Kelvin Heights, it is internationally regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world, and it is our absolute pleasure to drop you right at the doorstep. Thanks

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is a unique yet amazing type of transportation for tourists. Josh, our favorite driver, is very welcoming. The transfer cost is a bit pricy with $10 each one way.

Thank Mariam A
Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Mariam We also thing Josh is fantastic, very accommodating to our customers. Thanks for traveling on our service while visiting Queenstown, very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thanks

Reviewed 5 April 2018

My family and I took the water taxi several times to get to and from our hotel to Queenstown. The cost was a bit pricey at NZ$10 each way, but the views along the lake made up for the cost along with the convenience of...More

Thank Nelson A
Haley K, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Our water taxis service is defiantly the most scenic and convenient way to travel from The Hilton Resort, thanks for you feedback, we hope you enjoyed your short stay in Queenstown

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Ozwitch
6 January 2016|
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Response from Haley K | Property representative |
Yes the water taxi can pick you up from villa del lago, you just need to get reception to call them and let them know you are wanting picked up from that jetty. its $10 each way
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