Supporters of Tuapeka Mouth Ferry

Contact Info

Heritage Hub: Skinner Road
Tuapeka Mouth,

Tuapeka Ferry: Ferry Road
Tuapeka Mouth,

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The ferry normally operates daily: 8.00am to 10.00am and 4.00pm to 6.00pm subject to river conditions. However, in winter it operates from 8.00am - 10.00am and 3.00pm - 5.00pm.  The ferry does not operate in the hours of darkness. The ferry does not operate on Good Friday, and Christmas day.  It will be closed in the morning on ANZAC Day.

There is no charge.

Sometimes due to variable river conditions, the punt may not be operating. Please contact Council on 0800 801 350 during office hours 

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The Punt
Some 25 punts used to operate on the Clutha River.
Now there is only the Tuapeka Ferry left in service.

Here is a list of the Puntmen who have worked tirelessly since 1896 to keep this service operating:

                Punt Operators

1896-1900 W.G. Buchan        

1900-24 W. (Bill) Nehoff     

1925-45 W. (Bill) Latimer     

1945-46 W.S. Whitty     

1947-50 D.A. Houliston     

1950-58 W. (Jock) W H J Small    

1958-75 W. (Bill) Gray     

1975-77 E.R. Tallentire     

1977-(short period) R. McGowan     

1977-(short period) R. Sell     

1977-84 R. Dodds     

1984-94 L.E. Thompson    

1994-2015 P.J Dickson (Retired)    

2012-2015 N E Sowry (Weekends)    

2015-2017 N E Sowry (Retired)    

2015-2016 P. Lomax

2015-2016 F R Lomax 

2016-    Terry Stride

2018 - Terry Michie

2018 - F R Lomax