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.

Wānaka Airport

Learn more about Wānaka Airport and QLDC's involvement within this page and how you can get in contact with the Airport Office.

About Wānaka Airport

Wānaka Airport is a natural attraction for visiting aviators and for anyone interested in a range of aviation-related attractions and events, such as the Warbirds Over Wānaka International Air Show and the Warbirds & Wheels visitor attraction. There are more than 11 businesses with around 250 people working in and around the airport on day-to-day operations. These operations include scheduled domestic return service to/ from Christchurch with Sounds Air, a large and growing number of helicopters offering training and charter, and scheduled flights to/from Christchurch with Sounds Air. 

Wānaka Airport is owned by QLDC. Queenstown Airport Corporation manages Wānaka Airport’s day-to-day operations on behalf of QLDC under a management services agreement. These management services include noise monitoring, property management, regulatory planning and compliance, and liaising with the airport community on day-to-day matters. 

Contact the Airport Office

Physical address: 16 Lloyd Dunn Place, State Highway 6 (SH6), Wānaka 9382
Phone: +64 3 443 1112

Wānaka Airport Liaison Committee

The purpose of the Wānaka Airport Liaison Committee is to ensure Wānaka Airport is managed in accordance with the conditions of the designation for Wānaka Airport (Designation #64) provided in the Queenstown Lakes Proposed District Plan.

Committee Members

Rob Phillips

Independent Chair

Don Grant

Wānaka Airport Users Group / Deputy Chair

Tony Avery

General Manager Property & Infrastructure, Queenstown Lakes District Council

Juliet Breen

The Airport Manager

Jon Brooks

Airways Corporation

Andrew Crawford

Sounds Air

Simon Telfer

Wānaka-Upper Clutha Community Board, Queenstown Lakes District Council


Agendas & Minutes