Summer 101

Holiday Kerbside Collections  | Public transport | Parking  |  Alcohol ban Smokefree Trial  |  Library hours  |  Sport and Recreation Facilities hours

Office Opening Hours

Our offices in Queenstown and Wanaka will be closed from 3.00pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen at 8.00am on Friday 3 January 2019.

Our phone line is available 24/7!  So call us on 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 443 0024 (Wanaka) for all urgent services including animal control, parking issues, noise complaints, irresponsible camping and to report any roading or water problems.

 

Holiday Kerbside Collections

There will be no kerbside collections on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  This will affect other collections too so check out the table below to see when to put your bins out over the holiday period.   

Make sure you put your bins out by 7.00am as collections start early. 

Your usual kerbside collection day

Kerbside bins will be picked up on

Monday 23 December

Monday 23 December
Tuesday 24 December  Tuesday 24 December 
Wednesday 25 December  Thursday 26 December 
Thursday 26 December  Friday 27 December 
Friday 27 December  Saturday 28 December 
Monday 30 December  Monday 30 December 
Tuesday 31 December  Tuesday 31 December 
Wednesday 1 January  Thursday 2 January 
Thursday 2 January  Friday 3 January
Friday 3 January  Saturday 4 January

Which recycling week is it: 

23 December - 28 December

  • Wakatipu - yellow mixed recycling bin and red rubbish bin
  • Wanaka - blue glass recycling bin and red rubbish bin

30 December - 4 January

  • Wakatipu - blue glass recycling bin and red rubbish bin
  • Wanaka - yellow mixed recycling bin and red rubbish bin

You can drop off extra household recycling at:

Wakatipu Recycling Centre, Glenda Drive, open 8.00am-5.00pm, every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Wastebusters, Corner Riverbank and Ballantyne Roads, open 9.00am-5.00pm every day except Christmas Day. (A charge of $3 per 60L crate applies to cover the cost of recycling.)

The Wakatipu and Wanaka Transfer stations will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

 

Public Transport 

It's going to get busy out there on the roads.   If you're in Queenstown, consider taking the $2 bus.  It will run every day except Christmas Day.  You'll find the full timetable here 

 

Overflow parking 

Free parking is available for the busy period: 

  • 21 December 2019 until 18 January 2020: 2 hours free parking at Queenstown Primary School, Robins Road.  
  • 13 December 2019 until 18 January 2020:  All day free parking at Wanaka Showgrounds. 

 

New Year Alcohol Ban 

A 24- hour alcohol ban will be in place in Queenstown, Frankton Arrowtown, Wanaka and Hawea from 27 December 2019 until 6 January 2020.

At all other times, an alcohol ban is in place between 8.00pm and 8.00am, every day.  

Drinking isn't allowed in public place during the time, but alcohol can still be bought and consumed in licensed premises. 

If you're caught drinking in any alcohol ban area, you may be fined $250.  That's one expensive drink! 

Check out the restricted zones here

 

Smokefree Summer Trial 

This summer we’re going smokefree at Queenstown Bay, Wanaka waterfront, Frankton Beach and Glenorchy waterfront

The aim of this smokefree trial is to discourage smoking and cigarette litter, and encourage both locals and visitors to look after our breathtaking views and waterways.

You can check out maps showing the smokefree zones and let us know your thoughts at

letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/smokefree 


Library Opening Hours 

 

Arrowtown

Frankton

Glenorchy

Kingston

Queenstown

Hāwea

Makarora

Wānaka

24/12/19

10.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

Closed

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

10.00am-5.00pm

11.00am-1.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

25/12/19

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

26/12/19

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

27/12/19

10.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

5.00pm-7.00pm

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

Closed

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

28/12/19

10.30am-12.30pm

10.00am-5.00pm

Closed

11.00am-1.00pm

10.00am-5.00pm

10.00am-2.00pm

Closed

10.00am-5.00pm

29/12/19

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

30/12/19

10.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

Closed

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

10.00am-12.00noon

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

31/12/19

10.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

Closed

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

10.00am-5.00pm

11.00am-1.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

01/01/20

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

02/01/20

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

03/01/20

10.00am-5.00pm

9.00am-5.30pm

5.00pm-7.00pm

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

Closed

Closed

9.00am-5.30pm

04/01/20

10.30am-12.30pm

10.00am-5.00pm

Closed

11.00am-1.00pm

10.00am-5.00pm

10.00am-2.00pm

Closed

10.00am-5.00pm

05/01/20

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

 

Sport and Recreation Facility Opening Hours 

Please note Alpine Aqualand is closed for repairs until 30 March 2020.

 

Queenstown Events Centre*

QEC
climbing wall

Frankton Golf Centre

Arrowtown Memorial Pool

Wānaka Recreation Centre

Date

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Instructor

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

24/12/19

6.00am-5.00pm

6.00am-5.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-5.00pm

6.00am-5.00pm

6.00am-5.00pm

25/12/19

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

26/12/19

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

27/12/19

6.00am-9.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

28/12/19

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

29/12/19

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

30/12/19

6.00am-9.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8am-8pm

6.00am-9.00pm

31/12/19

6.00am-5.00pm

6.00am-5.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

6.00am-5.00pm

1/1/20

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

8.30am-7.00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

2/1/20

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

3/1/20

6.00am-9.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

4/1/20

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

5/1/20

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

No instructor

8.30am-7.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

8.00am-8.00pm

6/1/20

6.00am-9.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

3.00pm-9.00pm

8.30am-7.00pm

6.00am-8.00pm

6.00am-9.00pm

* Alpine Health and Fitness and Indoor Stadium.