Tuapeka Mouth Ferry - The Punt
|Daily||10.00 am-2.00 pm|
- The ferry does not operate in the hours of darkness.
- The ferry does not operate on Good Friday, and Christmas day.
There is no charge.
Sometimes river conditions may mean that the punt may not operate. Please contact Council on 0800 801 350 during office hours or 03 415 9068 (during the hours of operation for the punt - see above) to check.
The Tuapeka Ferry is a 25 minute drive from Lawrence, on the Tuapeka West Road to Balclutha, or 35 minutes from Balclutha on the Clutha Valley - Tuapeka Mouth Roads.
The Clutha River was first crossed by rowing boats until community agitation for the establishment of a punt at Tuapeka Mouth was successful in 1895. The Tuapeka Mouth ferry, also commonly referred to as the Tuapeka Mouth Punt, was officially opened on 22 February 1896. The punt is still operational today and operates on an established schedule when conditions are suitable.