A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Sport & Rec: Covid-19 info

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Latest update Thursday 27 January: Red Light in Queenstown Lakes District.

Anyone (over the age of 12 years 3 months) visiting the following facilities and venues will need to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear a mask on entry:

  • Queenstown Events Centre (including Alpine Health and Fitness, Alpine Aqualand, Aqualand Swim School, and Rockatipu Climbing Wall)

  • Wānaka Recreation Centre and Pool

  • Frankton Golf Centre


  • Children aged up to 12 years and 3 months are not required to provide a vaccine certificate or pass.

  • Children aged 7 and below must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 years or older when accessing facilities with the usual supervision policy ratios; the caregiver must be vaccinated and provide a vaccine pass.

  • Children aged 8 or older are able to access facilities unsupervised.

  • Non-vaccinated members of Frankton Golf Centre can use the course outdoors but must not enter the golf shop.

  • Further information will be publically available at Sport and Recreation venues and emailed to members as required.

QLDC Programmes:
If you are in doubt over whether your sport league or programme is going ahead, then you can reach out to the below: