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Ngahau Raumati

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.

Picnic in the Park

Summerdaze is putting on plenty of Picnic in the Park events across the Queenstown Lakes this summer, and you’re invited! We’ll be bringing our games trailer stacked with activities for all ages, a library pop-up tent, and we'll even be throwing on a classic kiwi BBQ too. Join us for some fun in the sun!

·       7 March, Hanley's Farm Playground, 3:00-5:00pm, celebrating Parks Week and the launch of QLDC Libraries Story Walk

·       21 March, Frankton Beach, 3:00-5:00pm

·       27 March, Makarora Primary School – Makarora, 2:30-4:30pm

Come along and have a blast with your community - we hope to see you there!

For further information on individual events, please head to https://www.facebook.com/events/calendar 

Parks Week - 2 to 10 March

Parks Week is about hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Parks Week 2024

focuses on the how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively supports our wellbeing.

Grab your family and friends and take part in all the fun free activities across Queenstown Lakes during Parks Week, Saturday 2 March to Sunday 10 March!

Timetable for Parks Week

  • Summerdaze Picnic in the Park – 7 March, 3.00-5.00pm Hanley’s Farm. For more details go to our Facebook event.
  • Wānaka A&P show – 8 & 9 March. You’ll find our tent at J3 near the food stalls, come say hello!
    • Come an chat with your friendly local librarians and take part in fun activities; Get tips for recycling and reducing waste at home, including lots of practical advice from world famous in Wānaka, Dr Compost; Learn more about how you can engage with QLDC on Let’s Talk; Have a chat to your elected representatives about local matters big or small. 
    • Better by bike - Worried about finding a carpark during the show?  Don’t! We’re proud to be supporting pedal-power by providing a free and safe bike parking area right beside the entry gates! Staff will be manning the bikes all day for safety.

Activities for Parks Week

Love Letters to Trees

Show your love for nature and join us in celebrating the beauty and importance of trees during Parks Week 2024! Compose a heartfelt love letter and go in a draw to win an iFly voucher, good for 2 flights! The prize will be drawn on Monday, 11 March.

Visit the library website for more information on how to enter!

Find the Fairy Doors in Queenstown Gardens

Find the Fairy Doors in Queenstown Gardens – a project by Whakatipu Pippins.

Take a wander around Te Kararo / Queenstown Gardens and search for decorated Fairy Doors between the pond and ice skating rink. Look for the Abies grandis Giant Fur and Sequoia dendron giganteum wellingtonia. How many Fairy Doors can you discover?!