You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Summerdaze is a collection of events happening district-wide over the summer months.  It’s all about encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, celebrate their neighbourhood and spend time with each other.  We're currently working on a collection of events so keep an eye on this page for news and updates.

Waterfront Games and Pop-Up Library Night 'n Day Rainbow Run Teddy Bears Picnic

Waterfront Games and Pop-Up Library

We're bringing waterfront games and pop-up libraries back for the 2022-23 Summerdaze series of events. Grab a workmate or get a crew together and challenge others to a game of cornhole, badminton, kubb, spikeball and more! Have a yarn with our friendly library team about free online resources, borrow a book to read in the sun or kick start your summer gardening with the popular seed swap. There’s no better way to spend your lunchbreak and improve your wellbeing!

We've got an initial schedule for November and December below, with more dates to be confirmed in the coming months.

  • Friday 11 November, 11.00am-1.00pm @ Queenstown Gardens Rotunda

  • Tuesday 22 November, 3.00pm-5.00pm @ Library Green (Arrowtown)

  • Friday 2 December, 11.00am-1.00pm @ Queenstown Gardens Rotunda

  • Saturday 10 December, 10.00am-1.00pm @ Dinosaur Park (Wānaka)

Keep an eye on this page and on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

Night 'n Day Rainbow Run

The most colourful way to get active this spring is back!

Run or walk the Night 'n Day Rainbow Run this November with friends and whanau. Prepare to become your own work of art as you pass through the five colour stations. Wear a white or black t-shirt for full effect!

Wānaka Rainbow Run

  • Friday 25 November, 6.30pm @ Eely Point

Queenstown Rainbow Run

Tickets: $10 per person and $30 per family (2 adults/2 kids). 

Cash sales available on the day or purchase Wānaka Rainbow Run tickets and Queenstown Rainbow Run tickets online.

For more event details head to

Keep an eye on this page and on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

Teddy Bears Picnic

We'll be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic in both Wānaka and Queenstown in January, and you're invited!  

There'll be fun for kids of all ages, with everything from story telling, a silent disco, mural painting, bubbles, a free sausage sizzle, food vendors, face painting, colouring in, magical creatures, life sized teddy bears, sports and games, a bouncy castle and much more.

So bring your favourite, most loved Teddy Bear and a picnic and come on down.  

Both events are free to attend. Koha donations to Plunket welcome.


  • 11.00am-2.00pm on Saturday 28 January @ Queenstown Event Centre


  • 11.00am-2.00pm on Sunday 29 January @ Wānaka Recreation Centre 

Keep an eye on this page and on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

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