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Great way to get around

Freindly efficient service served up with a bit of fun. Queenstown streets get very busy and there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BryanF901
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Good way to get around

We were on the other side of the lake at the Hilton, so this was a great way to go. However, it... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
andydmi
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 via mobile

Freindly efficient service served up with a bit of fun. Queenstown streets get very busy and there is nowhere to park because the streets and car parks are clogged with RVs. The water taxi is a great alternative if you don't want to sit in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BryanF901
Reviewed 9 November 2018

The water taxi is a alternative option to get to the hotel (the Rees). They run a reasonable timetable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We were on the other side of the lake at the Hilton, so this was a great way to go. However, it doesn't run in bad weather, so be prepared. Otherwise a good value

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andydmi
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Had a great trip from our location at the Double Tree Hilton into the heart of Queenstown. A great way to get another view of this stunning location. The driver gives a small commentary and will suggest restaurants. Friendly guy who enjoys his boating while...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue C
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our service Sue, we really do enjoy being out on the water.

Reviewed 12 October 2018

Great staff and great views over the water going between Frankton / The Hilton / Kelvin Heights and town. Good price compared to taxis and much nicer journey.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KylaZQN
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Queenstown Water Taxis, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks Kyla Always much more relaxing taking the lake :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emilykerridge
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank zanderlopez01
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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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