Water Taxi Prices
The watertaxi trip takes about thirty minutes one way and you board and depart by jetty so that your feet and gear remain dry. Our services run on-demand between Lake Rotoroa village jetty and any of the three jetties at the Lakehead – Sabine, Landcare (Mt Misery) and D’Urville. Services are available between 8am & 5pm 7 days a week.
For each trip, there is a minimum of $200 for the watertaxi to run, which covers 1-3 people. Over 3 passengers, the cost is $65 per person.
If you are joining an existing trip, your fare will be based on the total number of people travelling. 4 or more people will be charged at $65 each, and less than 4 will mean an even split of the minimum fare. We do our best to run trips with multiple people/groups and get the best deal for our customers. See here for out latest Trips & News.
We have a child fare of $55 for passengers aged 12 years and under – obviously noting the boat minimum mentioned above.
Fee Changes – Effective From 1st May 2024: Our water taxi fees are dependent on the total number of passengers per trip. The minimum fee is $210 for 1-3 people one-way ($420 return), or $65 per person one-way ($130 return) if there are 4 or more passengers. We ask that you arrive at our office opposite the campground at least 15 minutes before your booking time for check-in and payment.
As a part of our DOC concession, a percentage of your fare goes to the Department of Conservation for the up-keep of the National Park.
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Terms and conditions
All prices GST inclusive. Payment can be made at our office by the lake EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, or cash.
The water taxi service operates on-demand all year. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult. We reserve the right to refuse to conduct or prematurely conclude any of our services for any reasons whatsoever. All trips are also subject to availability of staff and equipment. We value everyone’s safety above all other considerations. We reserve the right to combine trips that are less than 4 hours apart as we see fit.
Our water taxi drivers are licenced by Maritime New Zealand. The boat is licenced to carry twelve people and gear and is fully equipped for everyone’s safety and comfort.
New Zealand imports almost all its fuels. Our round trip to collect and store marine fuel is significant. Boats are expensive to maintain, especially when located in remote locations. The cost of marine licences, equipment and safety gear is not insignificant. It is in our interest to keep our costs affordable.