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Short Term Accommodation

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Find out everything you need to know about providing Short Term Accommodation, whether as a homestay, a holiday home or as residential visitor accommodation.

Any cancellations must be received in writing (email) prior to 30 June for it to take effect for the following rating year.

General information

Our district plan rules on visitor accommodation came into legal effect on 21 March 2019. After this date, any new residential visitor accommodation (RVA) or homestay activity must comply with the new district plan provisions, or obtain resource consent. These new rules do not affect existing consents issued, or registrations applied for, prior to 21 March 2019.

The new rules require you to ‘notify’ us of the activity prior to it commencing. We will accept registering through our website as providing appropriate notification at this time.

If you would like more information about these changes, please get in touch with one of our Duty Planners by either emailing us here:


Or contact us on the below numbers:

Cease registration/notification

If you'd like to cease your registration or notification, please email us with your valuation number or property address:


Further information

For more information, check the following documents relating to Visitor Accommodation in the Queenstown Lakes.

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