Welcome to the Lake Ferry Hotel

Notice (30th April 2020): The Lake Ferry Hotel first opened its doors in 1851. It survived two World Wars and the Great Depression. On March 21 2020 we voluntarily closed our doors for the safety of our staff and customers. 
This Saturday, May 2nd: we’re back! We will be serving fish and chips from 11am this Saturday. This will be available by drive-through only, using payWave. There will also be a selection of drinks available.

Situated on the shores of Lake Onoke, overlooking Palliser Bay, the Lake Ferry Hotel is one of the oldest licensed hotels in New Zealand. We have been providing shelter and refreshments to travellers since 1851, and today we stay true to that tradition. We also cater for large groups for weddings, celebrations and conferences. So whether you want a bite to eat after a family trip out the coast, a quiet drink after a hot day in the sun, or the perfect place to celebrate your big day: the Lake Ferry Hotel is the place for you.