Lake Ferry Hotel

Price per night for 1 night

Accommodation Details

On the shores of Lake Onoke with breathtaking views of the Rimutaka Range and the South Island over Palliser Bay, the Lake Ferry Hotel brings together both local residents and foreign tourists who together share in the warm ambience of the historical hotel. As the southernmost hotel of the North Island in a tiny laid-back settlement, the emphasis is on relaxation.

The hotel dates back to 1919 and incorporates five double and two twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and one double room with ensuite. Several rooms have lake views. Tea and coffee facilities for guests.

Back packer Cabins are available. Cabin No. 1 sleeping up to 4 guests and Cabin No.2 sleeping up to 6 guests.

Lake Ferry Hotel has a full restaurant as well as a bar snack menu available for those looking for a lighter meal. Coffee and cafe style food available also.

Only an hour and a half from Wellington by car and close to the cosmopolitan wine area of Martinborough and the sights of Palliser Bay.

Palliser Bay attractions include a well-established fur seal colony, the century-old Cape Palliser lighthouse and the grey soft-rock spires of the Putangirua Pinnacles briefly featured in Lord of the Rings. The most popular recreational activity in the area is fishing with many locals and visitors on the beach surfcasting or between August and November, netting delicious whitebait.

Please note that payment in full is required to secure a booking.


  • 100% Guest Reviews 2015
  • Best in District 2013
  • Bar
  • Function Room
  • Highchair
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Off street
  • Pool Table
  • Shower Facilities
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Hotel rooms are basic but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was excellent. Fantastic location on the bay. Great value for money.
    ROGER MOORE - Mar 3, 2016 (Stayed Feb 2016)
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  • excellent place to stay
    LESLEY KAISER - Dec 29, 2015 (Stayed Dec 2015)
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  • We were welcomed by the friendly team and thoroughly enjoyed our lovely meal of blue cod.
    PAM REYNOLDS - Jan 8, 2016 (Stayed Dec 2015)
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  • lovely warm welcome from Natalie. beautiful room, fabulous views, great food. everything exceed our expectations. definitely a five star plus
    NEIL BADGER - Nov 22, 2015 (Stayed Nov 2015)
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  • Great hotel good food and the views are great thanks lake ferry for a great stay
    LORNA WOOD - Oct 31, 2015 (Stayed Oct 2015)
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