You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS: Arrowtown is in Alert Level 2 (hand-held hosing to a minimum, no sprinklers or contracting takes at any time) and the rest of the district is in Level 1 (hand-held watering to a minimum, and outside watering only between the hours of 12.00am and 6.00am). Find out more: 


Summerdaze is a collection of events happening district-wide over the summer months.  It’s all about encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, celebrate their neighbourhood and spend time with each other.  We're currently working on a collection of events so keep an eye on this page for news and updates.

Waterfront Games and Pop-Up Library Teddy Bears Picnic Stride, Ride and Slide

Waterfront Games and Pop-Up Library

We're bringing waterfront games and pop-up libraries back for the 2022-23 Summerdaze series of events. Grab a workmate or get a crew together and challenge others to a game of cornhole, badminton, kubb, spikeball and more! Have a yarn with our friendly library team about free online resources, borrow a book to read in the sun or kick start your summer gardening with the popular seed swap. There’s no better way to spend your lunchbreak and improve your wellbeing!

Check out our schedule for summer 2023:

  • 9 February, 11:00am-2:00pm @ Queenstown Earnslaw Park

  • 15 February, 3:00pm-6:000pm @ Wānaka Dinosaur Park

  • 17 February, 4:00pm-6:00pm @ Hāwea Peter Fraser Park

  • 23 February, 3:00pm-5:00pm @ Arrowtown Library Green

  • 9 March, 11:00am-2:00pm @ Queenstown Earnslaw Park

  • 18 March, 10:00am-1:00pm @ Wānaka Dinosaur Park

  • 22 March, 2:30pm-4:30pm @ Makarora School Grounds

Keep an eye on this page and on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

Teddy Bears Picnic

We'll be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic in both Wānaka and Queenstown in January, and you're invited!  

There'll be fun for kids of all ages, with everything from story telling, a silent disco, mural painting, bubbles, a free sausage sizzle, food vendors, face painting, colouring in, magical creatures, life sized teddy bears, sports and games, a bouncy castle and much more.

So bring your favourite, most loved Teddy Bear and a picnic and come on down.  

Both events are free to attend. Koha donations to Plunket welcome.


  • 11.00am-2.00pm on Saturday 28 January @ Queenstown Event Centre

Download the entertainment schedule.


  • 11.00am-2.00pm on Sunday 29 January @ Wānaka Recreation Centre .

Download the entertainment schedule.

Keep an eye on this page and on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page for updates.

Stride, Ride and Slide

Join Sport Central's mini triathlon event for BIG little kids! Athletes aged between 2 and 6 years run, bike and slide around an age-appropriate course.

The event will take place just before the Teddy Bear’s Picnic so there is plenty of entertainment to be had afterwards.

The course is a short dash then kids jump on their wheels to push or pedal their way to the slip’ n slide and over the finish line for high fives!

Sport Otago’s play trailer and blow-up obstacle course will also be there for kids to play on while Mum, Dad and the Grandparents enjoy a coffee on the sidelines.


10.00am-11.00am on Saturday 28 January @ Queenstown Event Centre


10.00am-11.00am on Sunday 29 January @ Wānaka Recreation Centre 

Don’t forget your togs and wheels!

Online presale tickets will be available to purchase early in the new year for $5 which enters participants into a draw for special prizes or enter on the day for $8.

For more information and to enter go to

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