Parking

Find out where to park, where not to park, what to do if you get a ticket and info about the permits available.    

Parking Maps Carpooling Parking Fines Parking Permits

Parking Maps

Check out the maps below to see where to park.  Click on the maps to see time restrictions, fees, loading zones, bus parking, taxi stands and campervan parking locations.  

Queenstown Parking

Loading Zones and Bus Parking

Queenstown Town Centre Parking Zones 

The Queenstown Town Centre is divided into ten zones as shown in the map below.  You can not return to a carpark within the same zone for one hour after your parking period has expired.  

Queenstown CBD Parking Zones

Frankton Parking

Arrowtown Parking

Carpooling

Thanks to everyone who applied to take part in our 2020 Wakatipu carpooling scheme.  All of the  permits have now been allocated.   

There is currently not a carpooling permit scheme in Wānaka. 

Where are the carpooling spaces? 

Ballarat Street Carpark

Ballarat Street Carpool Spaces

Boundary Street Carpark

Boundary Street Carpool Spaces

Reasons we issue parking tickets

We issue parking tickets for a range of reasons.   Some of the more common reasons include:  

  • failing to pay for your parking.

  • overstaying time limits.

  • unsafe parking.

  • parking a vehicle in public without a current warrant or registration.

Got a fine? Here's what to do

Choose how to pay

There are a number of options for paying a parking fine.   

  • Online - see button below.

  • In person -  we accept cash, eftpos or Visa/Mastercard at our Gorge Road (Queenstown) and Ardmore Street (Wānaka) offices. 

  • Direct credit  to account number:  02 0948 000 2000 00 - make sure you use the parking ticket number as the reference .

  • Cheque - please send all cheques to Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348.  Please do not post cash, foreign cheques or payment in foreign currency.    We do accept New Zealand Post Money orders.

Appeal the fine

If you feel you have received a ticked unfairly, you may choose to appeal it.    Tickets will only be waived with proof of extenuating circumstances, for example a medical emergency or a breakdown.  

If you were ticketed because your car wasn’t registered or warranted, and you now have proof that you are, your ticket will be waived.  Please follow the prompts on the waiver request form below. 

What to know before you appeal a ticket

Please have a read of our parking ticket overview guide or if you want to get into the detail check out the parking legislation below.  

The request form will ask you a range of questions depending on the type of parking ticket you received.  If the request is declined, you will be automatically redirected to an online payment page.  If the request requires more investigation it will be sent to our regulatory team to review.  

You will need to provide proof (medical certificate, breakdown proof from the mechanic, current rego/warrant etc.) so please ensure you have these available to upload.

Parking ticket overview guide

Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004 

Parking Permits

There are a number of parking permits available in the Queenstown Lakes District.  Choose the permit you wish to apply for below and follow the application instructions.  

Before you apply: 

We recommend you read the criteria and process information below: 

Parking Permit criteria and process information 

  • The purpose of the SPSV rank permit is to regulate access to Council-controlled ranks. Permits are issued to vehicles, not drivers, and are valid for one year.  

    There are currently no further permits available for the 19/20 year. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to: 

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop your application into your nearest Council office, marked "attention SPSV Rank Permit".

    SPSV Rank Permit Application form

    Any questions:

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • This permit provides free parking in time restricted and pay and display areas for residents aged 75 years old and over. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with a copy of your current drivers licence and proof of address to: 

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    75 + Free Parking Permit Application form  

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • Community permits are available to community organisations/groups and volunteers who use paid parking in the course of their volunteer work. 

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to:  

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    Annual Community Parking Permit application form  

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • The purpose of the Temporary Permit is to support the delivery of trade services, events (including annual street appeals) and film in the district.  

    How to apply: 

    Complete the application form below and send it along with the required supporting documentation to:  

    services@qldc.govt.nz

    Or drop in to the Council office at 10 Gorge Road, Queenstown or 47 Ardmore Street, Wānaka.    

    Temporary Permit application form   

    Any questions: 

    If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please get in touch with our customer services team on 03 441 0499 or email  services@qldc.govt.nz 

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  • Mobility Parking permits are available through your nearest  CCS Branch.

    A section of the form must be completed by a Medical Practitioner and to be eligible the applicant must:

    • Be unable to walk and rely on a wheelchair for mobility, or

    • Rely on mobility devices (e.g. crutches, walking sticks, splints or walking frames), or

    • Be unable to walk 200 metres unassisted because of the nature / severity of their condition.

    For further information on the Mobility Parking Scheme please contact your nearest  on 0800-CCSCALL (0800-227-2255).

    Please note:  Any vehicle parked in a marked disabled parking space without this permit displayed is liable for an instant $150.00 fine.  (This is a nationwide parking rule).

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