Find out about the sale of liquor in the Queenstown Lakes District.
In this district there is a full liquor ban in the Queenstown and Wanaka CBD's between 10pm and 8am every day.
24 hour liquor bans are put in place during Christmas and New Year from 6am, 27 December to 6am, 6 January the following year.
They also apply during Winter Festival.
Liquor Ban Zones
Liquor licensing is managed by Lakes Environmental and covers:
- All aspects of liquor law.
- Duty managers certificates.
- Liquor licensing courses.
- Licenses for venues.
- Complaints about a venue’s license or operating conditions.
Contact the Liquor Licensing Inspector
Contact the Liquor Licensing Inspector to discuss anything relating to the sale of liquor, phone 03 450 0300 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0006 (Wanaka).