Queenstown Lakes District Council monitors and enforces parking provisions throughout the district. Whilst this is predominantly within the Queenstown and Wanaka Central Business District, we also patrol around the ‘general district’ too.

Throughout the CBD’s and wider district QLDC provides more than 3,700 car parking spaces. These are made up of unrestricted, metered, time restricted, pay and display and leased parking spaces. 

Please be aware that unless signage specifies otherwise, national road rules apply. If ever in any doubt, please check the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.


Parking wardens

QLDC employs parking wardens to monitor parking spaces, respond to complaints and issue parking infringements where necessary to ensure traffic flow and safety is maintained.

After hours complaints can be made by phoning: Queenstown 03 441 0499 Wanaka 03 443 0024.


Campervan Parking

Large campervans are prohibited from parking the Queenstown CBD and could face an infringement fee of $40-$60 if parked incorrectly.

33 dedicated parks for large campervans are now available at the Boundary Street Carpark. These are for large campervans, generally defined as motorhomes, which generally struggle to fit into a normal park, not smaller juicy or wicked type van campers.