An emergency water shutdown is affecting properties along Frankton Road, between Larch Hill and Marina Drive, while contractors are working to fix a burst water main on Frankton Road. Check out our Facebook Page for updates on when the water may be restored.

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 properties serviced by the Council-managed water supply to Queenstown CBD, Fernhill, Sunshine Bay and Queenstown Hill. Read more here.

Alcohol-Free Areas In Public Places

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Find out about the alcohol-free areas that apply to certain public places in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Christmas and New Year Alcohol-Free Areas

Alcohol-free restrictions apply from 6.00am on 25 December through to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in Queenstown and Wānaka.

Alcohol-free areas are also in place from 6.00pm on 26 December to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in locations throughout Arrowtown, Frankton and Lake Hāwea.

Year round alcohol restrictions

Alcohol-free areas are in place in parts of Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Wānaka and Lake Hāwea from 6.00pm - 6.00am every day.

Crate Day Information

From 12.00am on Crate Day to 12.00am the following day for the public areas defined via the 'Alcohol-free areas maps' section on this page.

Alcohol-Free Areas in Public Places Bylaw 2018